by adverse weather conditions in the provinces producing these crops. There was also a high incidence of diseases such as helopeltis and anthracnose affecting cashewtrees in the south of the country and the country’s ageing cashewtrees are becoming increasingly less productive. The lethal yellowing of coconut palms also affected coconut production.
Great efforts were made to monitor the trade in cashew nuts and prepare a technical assistance programme for the General Union of Cooperatives’ cashew processing factory in an attempt to increase production. In
This Annual Progress Report reviews Mozambique’s Economic and Social Plan for 2004. The report states that in 2004, public sector reforms were continued and consolidated. There was notable growth in social and economic infrastructure. The government was able to honor its budget execution commitments, channelling more resources into sectors prioritized in the Program for the Reduction of Absolute Poverty (PARPA) and keeping budget execution rates within the limits set in the budgetary legislation.
Uses fertilizer and/or pesticides
Hires agricultural laborers
Has fruit trees
Food consumption as percentage of total
Source of food: own production
Source of food: purchased
Source of food: transfers, etc.
Soiree: MFP/UEM/EFPRI (1998) Tables 2.21, 2.22, 2.23, 2.24, 2.28, 2.31
117. Most of the fanners produce food for their own
This Annual Progress Report reviews the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and Economic and Social Plan for 2007 for Mozambique. The report presents the new simplified structure adopted in the Review of the First Half of 2007. In the international context, the evolution of the international economy is presented, which allows a visualization of the international economic conditions in which the country has implemented its economic and social policy. The activities of the environment and the science and technology sectors are also described.
replace an administered price system favoring the domestic processing industry by an export tax on unprocessed nuts. Since 1999, the export tax has been 18 percent; it is estimated to have generated the equivalent of about US$2 million in 2001. Nevertheless, domestic processing has continued to decline, partly owing to the un-competitiveness of the industry. The government wishes to maintain the export tax and use the proceeds to support a gradual regeneration of the cashewtree stock, aimed at doubling production to 100,000 tons by 2005, as stipulated in the National
This Selected Issues paper on Mozambique provides an assessment of direct taxation and options to strengthen tax administration. The study analyzes the question of why Mozambique accumulated unsustainable debt, and discusses the potential factors of the evolution of the debt burden over time. The report also describes the characteristics and causes of rural poverty, the issues to be addressed for its reduction, and analyzes the opportunities and constraints facing smallholder agriculture and cash cropping. It also provides a statistical appendix report for the country.
cashew seedlings benefitting 38,000 household so as to promote new plantings of cashewtrees;
Continue implementing the CDRs and on-farm tests in Nampula, Niassa and Tete, and undertake the integrated management of cashew pests and illnesses in Nampula, Gaza, Zambézia, Maputo and Cabo Delgado provinces;
Produce and distribute saplings of various fruit species in Cabo Delgado, Inhambane, Maputo and Nampula provinces;
Promote the creation of community management nuclei at local level and support the producers in the construction of improved corrals;
This paper discusses Mozambique’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper—Economic and Social Plan for 2005. In the international context, the paper presents the evolution of the international economy so as to understand under what economic conditions the country will have to implement its economic and social policy. It discusses the major macroeconomic objectives, and the evolution of the main economic indicators for Mozambique. The paper also presents the main policy measures to be implemented by the government, targets, and activities.