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Mozambique Rapid Market Assessment

2018 — By Tony Taylor, Sharon Truelove, Carol Ward

Mozambique is a country prone to natural disasters, most markedly floods, cyclones, pest and disease outbreaks and frequent droughts. These regularly exacerbate the underlying poverty and food security situation and cause major damage and set back economic growth in disaster-affected areas. Meteorological records show that flooding and cyclones usually occur during the rainy season between the October and April.

The overall purpose of the rapid market assessment was to provide market analysis that would contribute towards advocacy on the feasibility of humanitarian cash-based responses with the government; support contingency planning; and inform assistance modality decisions in the rural areas where COSACA operates.

The assessment objective was to provide evidence as to whether the markets for selected commodities and/or services could supply sufficient cross sector goods and services to crisis-prone populations in terms of quantity and quality.