Mozambique Country Overview
Mozambique is located on the Eastern Coast of Southern Africa and covers an area of 799,390 kmĀ², a third the size of DRC. It is bordered by Tanzania in the North, South Africa and Swaziland in the South, and Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi in the West. It has ten provinces with Maputo as the capital city. The country is drained by five principal rivers and several smaller ones with the largest and most important being the Zambezi. The Zambezi divides the country into two topographical regions. The country also has three main lakes, all situated in the north, namely the Niassa, Chiuta, and Chirua. Mozambique has a tropical climate with a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September. Rainfall is heavy along the coast and decreases in the north and south. The average annual precipitation is around 590 mm. Cyclones are also common during the wet season. In 2007 the population was estimated at 20,366,795 with the Northern provinces of Zambezia and Nampula accounting for almost 40%. Agriculture plays an important role in the economy of Mozambique. In 2006 the contribution of agriculture to GDP was about 25%. However, recently the real contribution of the agriculture sector (as a percentage of the country GDP) has decreased from around 35% in 1991 to about 24% in 2008, while overall value added in agriculture expanded by 74 percent over the past 10 years. There has also been substantial investment in agriculture recently especially in clearing land for extensive expansion of cultivated area.

Key Statistics
Population 23,049,000 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
Employed in Agriculture N/A
GDP (USD) 12,259,000,000 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
GDP Agriculture Share (%) 27.4 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
National Budget (USD) N/A
Agriculture Budget (%) N/A

Latest Maize Balance (MT)
Year N/A
Availability N/A
Requirement N/A

Food Insecurity Numbers
Year 2010
Consumption Period 2010/2011
Total Vulnerable 450,000
Recent Staple Crop Production (Maize)

Recent Livestock Population (Cattle)
Provincial figures
Provincial Crop Production