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

Mazvimavi, K and Minde, I and Manussa, S and Tshuma, P and Murendo, C (2011) A Review of the Agricultural Input and Output Markets Development in Mozambique. In: Dialogue on Promoting Agricultural Growth in Mozambique, 21 July 2011, Hotel VIP, Maputo.

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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.........

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 06:06
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2012 06:06
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5417
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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