Fact Sheet –  Mozambique Study

 

 

FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA (FSA) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

 

between

 

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

and

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

(In-country time period: October 1990 - November 1992)

 

 

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·       Downloadable Documents

o   Click here to view Ministry of Agriculture Mozambique/MSU Research Report Series (see documents published from 1990 to 1993 as part of this project)

o   UZ/MSU Food Security Research in Southern Africa Project - Annual Conference Reports.  1987 -1991.

o   Click here to view all downloadable documents from this project at the USAID/Dec Archive (Documents posted here between 1990 and 1992 are from this project)

 

1.         Cooperating Institutions:

 

Directorate for Rural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture, Mozambique

USAID/Maputo

Department of Agricultural Economics, MSU

 

2.         Researchers Involved:

 

Julio Massinga, Ministry of Agriculture

Ragendra de Sousa, Ministry of Agriculture

MSU In-country research: Raul Jorge Varela

MSU Campus Backstop: David Tschirley and Michael Weber

 

 

3.         Objective of the Research:

 

Analyze the effect of recent market adjustments on incentives facing traders and producers.  Also to assist the Government of Mozambique in establishing a pilot market information system within the Directorate for Rural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture.

 

4.         Research Approach:

 

Conduct rapid market appraisals in selected markets to understand effects of recent market adjustments.  Later to survey traders and farmers in these market areas on effects of changes in rules and government policies.  Establish a pilot market information system in 4 urban markets and 3 rural markets (in Nampula District).

 

5A.      Outputs: Working Papers 

 

Click here to view Ministry of Agriculture Mozambique/MSU Research Report Series (see documents published from 1990 to 1993 as part of this project)

 

Ministerio Do Comercio, Departamiento De Seguranca Alimentar Republic Popular De Mocambique "Situacao Actual Dr. Producao, Consume E Avaliacao Nutricional Na Cidade De Nampula - Pesquia" Maputo, Agosto De 1990. (The UZ/MAU project contributed computer software and training to facilitate the production of this report."

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "Informing the Process of Agricultural Market Reform in Mozambique:  A Progress Report.

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "A Pilot Agricultural Market Information and Analysis System in Mozambique:  Concepts and Methods.

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "Inquérito ao Sector Familiar da Província de Nampula:  Observações Metodológicas."

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "A Socio-Economic Survey of the Smallholder Sector in the Province of Nampula:  Research Methods."  (Translated from Portuguese).

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "Inquérito ao Sector Familiar da Província de Nampula:  Comercialização Agricola."

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "A Socio-Economic Survey in the Province de Nampula:  Agricultural Marketing in the Smallholder Sector."  (Translated from Portuguese).

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "Inquérito ao Sector Familiar da Província de Nampula:  O Algodão na Economia Camponesa."

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "A Socio-Economic Survey in the Province of Nampula:  Cotton in the Smallholder Economy."  (Translated from Portuguese).

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "The Determinants of Household Income and Consumption in Rural Nampula Province:  Implications for Food Security and Agricultural Policy Reform."

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "A Socio-Economic Survey in the Province of Nampula:  Smallholder Land Access and Utilization."

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "The Economics of Food Aid Pricing:  Policy Implications for Mozambique."  (Forthcoming).

 

Ministry of Agriculture/Mozambique.  "Maize Marketing in Maputo."  (Forthcoming).

 

 

5B.      Outputs: Thesis and Related Papers

 

Dengo, Maria Nita Cau  “Household Expenditure Behavior and Consumption Growth Linkages in Rural Nampula Province”, Mozambique. Master's Thesis, 1992

 

 

5C.  Outputs Date:  Journal Articles

 

Tschirley, D., M. Weber, 1994. Food security strategies under extremely adverse conditions: The determinants of household income and consumption in rural Mozambique. World Development, Vol. 22:2 (159-173)

 

5D.      Outputs: Seminars/Conferences

 

- Dr. Michael T. Weber presented a seminar on food security in Southern Africa to a group of 30 mozambiquian analysts and policy makers on October 28, 1989 at Hotel Rovuma.

 

- 3 analysts from Mozambique participated in the Food Security Research Design and Data Analysis Short Course conducted at MSU during the month of January, 1990.

 

- 4 Mozambican analysts participated with Dr. Weber and Dr. Tschirley in the 1991 and 1992 Annual Conferences of Food Security Research in Southern Africa, sponsored by MSU/University of Zimbabwe.

 

- 5 Mozambican analysts participated in the Workshop on Socioeconomic Surveys:  Concepts, Applications and Analyses, in Tucson, Arizona.  September 16-October 11, 1991.

 

- The In-country research team presented a seminar on results of the Nampula Smallholder Survey in Nampula City in December, 1991.

 

- Dr. Weber presented a seminar on rural and urban research findings of the project at USAID/Mopeto Cooperator's Workshop, January, 1992.

 

- Dr. Weber and Dr. Tschirley presented a seminar to USAID officials in Washington, D.C. on food aid reform, April, 1992.

 

- Dr. David Tschirley presented a seminar to donors and GOM officials on reform of the food aid distribution system in April, 1992.

 

- Various seminars to USAID/Maputo officials by Dr. Weber, Dr. Tschirley, and In-country team.