Mozambique Agricultural Value Chain Analysis

  • Date Posted: June 30, 2016
  • Organizations/Projects: ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Assessment
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

USAID/Mozambique commissioned a value chain analysis (VCA) to prioritize and guide interventions within and across target value chains. The analysis targeted nine value chains, as summarized below: 

  • Oilseeds: Soybean, sesame, groundnut
  • Pulses: Pigeon pea, common bean, cowpea
  • Banana
  • Cashew
  • Vegetables

The analysis validates the selection of each value chain on the basis of its contribution to USAID/Mozambique’s objectives of increasing smallholders’ incomes and offering nutritional benefits to rural households, while also taking into account criteria such as its relevance to USAID target geography, impact on women farmers, market demand, and growth; and opportunity to develop market-driven interventions that build upon recent and current donor and private sector investments. The analysis also provides an overview of the structure and functions of each value chain, identifies priority end markets and constraints to realizing their benefits, and recommends potential value chain upgrading strategies. The results provide a foundation on which more detailed intervention strategies can be developed.