Michigan State University (MSU) has worked with the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) in Mozambique since 1991. The collaboration has been aimed at increasing MINAG's capacity to formulate and implement facilitative agricultural sector policies, strategies, and institutional reforms. Since 2004, assistance has also been provided to the Mozambique National Agricultural Research Institute (IIAM). Since October 2012, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a new Program (Mozambique Policy Analysis and Planning Capacity for Improved Food Security and Nutrition Outcomes (MOZCAPAN) was launched. MOZCAPAN concentrates in four action areas: (1) Support the development and implementation of the CAADP/PEDSA Agriculture and Food Security Country Investment Plan (PNISA), (2) Strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for the CAADP/PEDSA/PNISA and the United States Government (USG) Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, (3) Conduct policy relevant research and outreach, and (4) Build capacity of a Mozambique agriculture/food security/nutrition policy network.
Under MOZCAPAN, MSU will ensure that primary responsibility for each of the three areas of action – with the exception of FTF M&E – is passed on to local organizations over the course of the project. Furthermore, each of the three areas of action, though to differing degrees, will be pursued through action area #4 ‐ the University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)’s new applied policy network (CEPPAG). A network of Public Institutions responsible for policy analysis within Government (Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Industry and Commerce; Ministry of Planning and Development; Ministry of Finance) and CEPPAG will be established. The network will be central to the development, implementation, and monitoring of the CAADP/PEDSA/PNISA (#1 and part of #2) and to the conduct of research and outreach activities (#3). MSU’s contribution to the FTF M&E program (the other part of area #2) will mostly be provided bilaterally, not through the network.
MOZCAPAN seeks to achieve its goals through formal and on-the-job training in the priority areas of action, collection and timely analysis of relevant information, and prompt dissemination of actionable results to managers and policy makers in Mozambique.
Cassava Commercialization in Mozambique. Cynthia Donovan, Steven Haggblade, Venâncio Alexandre Salegua, Constantino Cuambe, João Mudema, and Alda Tomo. International Development Working Paper No. 120. December 2011.
Presentations: in collaboration with its partners in MINAG,
IIAM and USAID/Mocambique, MSU maintains an active policy outreach
program. In addition to presentations by project personnel, MSU has
MINAG and IIAM leadership in preparing presentations for both local
and international policy fora. Top
Smallholder Maize Marketing in Mozambique, Kenya and Zambia. Duncan Boughton, D. Mather and T.S. Jayne. “Dialog on Promotion of Agricultural Growth” Workshop, Maputo, Mozambique. Organized by the Economics Directorate of The Ministry of Agriculture and in collaboration with MozSAKSS and Michigan State University. July 21, 2011.
Steven Haggblade, Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Drinah Banda Nyirenda, Johanna Bergman Lodin, Leon Brimer, Martin Chiona, Maureen Chitundu, Linley Chiwona-Karltun, Constantino Cuambe, Michael Dolislager, Cynthia Donovan, Klaus Droppelmann, Magnus Jirström, Emma Kambewa, Patrick Kambewa, Nzola Meso Mahungu, Jonathan Mkumbira, João Mudema, Hunter Nielson, Mishek Nyembe, Venâncio Alexandre Salegua, Alda Tomo, Michael Weber, (2012) "Cassava commercialization in Southeastern Africa", Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Vol. 2 Iss: 1, pp.4 – 40.
Cachomba, Isabel, B. Cunguara, G. Mlay and C. Donovan. 2011. The determinants of animal traction adoption in Mozambique. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings 10, 1-4.
Benson, Todd, B. Cunguara, and Tewodaj Mogues. 2012. The supply of inorganic fertilizers to smallholder farmers in Mozambique: Evidence for fertilizer policy development. A research report produced by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with the support of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Cunguara, B., J. Hanlon. 2012. Whose wealth is it anyway? Mozambique’s outstanding economic growth with worsening rural poverty. Development and Change. 2012, 43(3).
Cunguara, B. 2012. An exposition of development failures in Mozambique. Review of African Political Economy. 39(131):161-70.
(Agricultural Marketing System of Mozambique) Top
assisted MINAG since 1991 in implementing an Agricultural Market Information
System (SIMA). SIMA produces weekly (Quente-Quente) and monthly bulletins
(Boletím Mensal). You'll find domestic prices of 25 products
in 27 producer, wholesale, and retail markets throughout the country,
plus regional and international prices of selected commodities, and
Web site - Full set of SIMA and SIMA Provincial (SIMAP) Publications
Household Surveys: Documentation and Data Access Policy Top
Since 1991, Michigan State University through the Food Security Group (FSG) has carried-out or assisted in a large number of household surveys inMozambique. These surveys have ranged from geographically focused studies designed to address specific policy issues, to assistance to Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) in its National Agricultural Survey, also know as TIA (Trabalho de Inquerito Agricola).
Below are brief descriptions of each survey, links to downloadable questionnaires, and Data Sharing Policy for MINAG and MSU.