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Tracing the path: What happens to maize and legumes from research to farm and market in Central Mozambique?

Author: Nhantumbo, A.
Author: Cachomba, I.
Author: Quinhentos, M.
Author: Dias, D.
Author: Mutenje, M.
Author: Marenya, P.
Year: 2016
Abstract: Maize is Mozambique’s staple, grown by 95 percent of smallholder farmers. Legumes are the most important sources of proteins for rural Mozambicans, especially cowpeas and common beans. Additionally, common beans are a cash crop in Angonia, Manica and Sussundenga. To improve the market for these important crops, it is imperative to capitalize on opportunities and to address challenges along the value chains of each of crop. Equally important is identifying key actors in the seed and fertilizer sectors. Such information is crucial for the government and other development agencies to appropriately prioritize interventions to tackle the crippling problems along the maize and legume value chain presented in this brief, as well as to seize and build on the opportunities. This socio-economic research was undertaken through the Sustainable Intensification of Maize–Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) Project.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Publisher: ACIAR
Publisher: IIAM
Serie: SIMLESA Technical Briefs
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Type: Brochure
Country focus: Mozambique
Place of Publication: [Zimbabwe]
Pages: 8 p.
Project: SIMLESA
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: LEGUMES

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