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July 30, 2013
Food Security Situation
- According to the UN World Food Program (WFP), in Mozambique half a million children 6-23 months of age are undernourished and 34 percent of the population is chronically food-insecure. In addition to being prone to severe cases of food insecurity, Mozambique is faced with a high rate of HIV infection, with approximately 11.5 percent of individuals infected.
- Over 80 percent of the population lives in rural areas making small-scale agriculture an important source of income for most rural women. Smallholder farmers represent most of the national agricultural production.
- According to FEWS NET, food security conditions in Mozambique are expected to remain generally stable through the end of 2013.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and its partners target 428,401 food-insecure and flood-affected Mozambicans in Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Zambézia, and Gaza provinces.
FFP partners with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Food for the Hungry, Save the Children Federation, and World Vision-US to implement a variety of activities including agriculture development, maternal and child health and nutrition, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS prevention training, and community-based risk management/mitigation. These four development programs will be closing by the end of 2013.
In the first half of 2013, FFP also partnered with WFP to locally and regionally procure food commodities for flood-affected populations in Gaza Province.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2013||$1.7 million||1,960 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$17.8 million||39,120 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011||$20.4 million||36,900 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2010||$25.6 million||49,040 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2009||$20.1 million||45,560 MT|
Fiscal Year 2013 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||----||----|
|Title II Emergency||----||----|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$1.7 million||1,960 MT|
Note: EFSP: Emergency Food Security Program; FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization; FEWS NET: Famine Early Warning Systems Network; UN: United Nations; WFP: World Food Program
Food Security Situation information is provided by FEWS NET as of July 2013.
Last updated: July 30, 2013