Despite rapid growth and political stability in recent years, rural poverty and malnutrition are very high in Mozambique, especially in the drylands. ICRISAT's research here focuses on better crop diversification and productivity, seed systems for large-scale adoption of improved varieties, farming systems studies and community-based watershed management.
60% - Mozambique's population living on less than US$ 1.25 a day
3.7 million - Number of smallholder farms in Mozambique, average size of 1.1 hectare
24% - Percentage of farms in Mozambique headed by women
20% - Share of Mozambican territory that is semi-arid