- The capital and main city is Maputo.
- The official language is Portuguese
- Area: 309,500 sq mi (approx. 3x the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 29 million in 2016
- Climate: Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September
Fun Fact: Some of the richest coral reefs are in Mozambique. There are over 1,200 species of fish that have been identified in the coastal waters of Mozambique.
Main Research Themes
Publications and Presentations
Information, pesticide safety behaviors, and toxicity risk perceptions evidence from Zambia and Mozambique
Published on April 1, 2022
Goeb, J., Smart, J., Snyder, J., and Tschirley, D. (2022). "Information, pesticide safety behaviors, and toxicity risk perceptions: Evidence from Zambia and Mozambique." IFPRI Discussion Paper 2118.
Diet Quality and Urbanization in Mozambique
Published on July 23, 2020
Smart, J. C., Tschirley, D., & Smart, F. (2020). Diet Quality and Urbanization in Mozambique. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 0379572120930123
Perceived Tenure (In)Security in the Era of Rural Transformation Gender-Disaggregated Analysis from Mozambique
Published on February 26, 2019
Hosaena Ghebru and Fikirte Girmachew, 2019. Perceived Tenure (In)Security in the Era of Rural Transformation Gender-Disaggregated Analysis from Mozambique. FSP Research Paper 125. East Lansing, Michigan State University.
Capacity Development to Support Africa’s Agri-Food Systems Transformation
Published on September 5, 2017
T.S. Jayne and Milu Muyanga, Opening Presentation at African Green Revolution Forum Session on “Capacity Development to Promote African Agricultural Development, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, September 5, 2017
Impact of Agricultural Market Information Systems Activities on Market Performance in Mozambique
Published on July 1, 2012
IDWP 124. Andrew M. Kizito, Cynthia Donovan, and John M. Staatz. July 2012
This is a series of short papers, closely focused on issues of relevance for understanding the Mozambican food and agricultural system. These were produced under the Mozambique Policy Analysis and Planning Capacity for Improved Food Security and Nutrition Outcomes (MOZCAPAN) project (Projecto de Fortalecimento da Capacidade de Análise de Políticas e Planificação para a Melhoria da Segurança Alimentar e Nutrição). These are currently stored in the archive.