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Rapid Market Assessment Sofala Province, Mozambique

2017 — By Ruco Van Der Merwe, Antonio Mavie

The joint TDY between USAID/FFP and FEWS NET Mozambique to Sofala Province, Mozambique had two distinct objectives:

1) Assess current food security and market conditions including:

a) Scale of humanitarian assistance relative to needs
b) Understand maize market structure, conduct and performance
c) Evaluate seasonal progress in terms of production and rainfall

2) Routine monitoring of FFP partner programs in the area (covered in a separate trip report).

The following activities were undertaken;

  • key informant interviews with the Government officials including; Agriculture, Commerce, Health, Phytosanitary Control, and INGC
  • key informant interview with NGO and UN partners
  • market assessment of Dondo and Beira markets
  • interview key commercial maize actors including importers and millers