A Review of the Agricultural Input and Output Markets Development in Mozambique uri icon

abstract

  • Agriculture drives the Mozambican economy. The sector is largely dominated by smallholder farmers and is a major source of livelihood in the country (World Bank, 2006). Available statistics indicate that agriculture contributes 25 percent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs 80 percent of the total labor force (African Development Bank, 2008). Development in the agricultural sector in Mozambique has evolved since colonial times to date due to different reasons. The main objective of the Portuguese colonialists was to increase the supply of raw materials to their country and hence targeted the needed investments in Mozambique. The sector wa

publication date

  • 2011