Mozambique has an advantageous geographic position, providing an ideal gateway to both international and regional markets, offers competitive growing conditions – plentiful water supply combined with diverse micro-climates to support a broad range of agricultural commodities. The agriculture sector is the mainstay source of income in Mozambique and presents a good perfomance. For the agriculture sector development, 15 strategic value chains have been identified, from which 7 are priorities, namely rice, roots and tubers, vegetables, beans, poultry, cattle farming and horticulture.
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Mozambique has privileged access to Regional and international markets: SADC, Asia and Europe/Mediterranean; Six development corridors: Pemba-Lichinga, Nacala, Zambezi Valley, Limpopo and Beira, Maputo); Three main ports (Maputo, Beira, Nacala. Exports (food): M USD 297.00; Imports (food): M USD 632.00; Dependency (Import. Cereals): 27.3%. Agro-ecological conditions: Area: 80 mn hectares; Arable Land: 36 mn hectares; Climate: Tropical and Sub-Tropical; Water resources: 104 basins and 13 rivers. Main export procts: Cotton, Macadamia, Peanuts, Cashew Nuts, Tobaco, sugar, banana. PRIORITY value chains: rice, roots and tubers, vegetables, beans, poultry, cattle farming and horticulture