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30 Apr 2017 description

Key Points
- Nationwide, prices have dropped for rice, maize grain and maize meal
- Maize meal continues to be most expensive in Tete
- Most traders across the country have no stocks of cowpeas

Food Security Outlook

20 Apr 2017 description

Key points:

  • In March, maize grain prices fell almost everywhere in anticipation of the green harvest

  • Maize meal prices in most districts are below the year-on-year national average

  • Rice prices fell from February except in Chigubo, Mabalane, Doa, Marara and Magude Maize grain and cowpeas are still not available in most markets

Food security outlook

16 Mar 2017 description

Key points:

Maize grain in Tete is cheaper than last year

Maize meal is most expensive in Doa and Magoe districts

Rice prices remain stable in Sofala and Manica

Low availability of cowpeas in all surveyed districts

In some parts of Gaza the green harvest has been hindered by heavy rains

Food Security Outlook

22 Feb 2017 description

Key points:

Maize meal and rice remained very expensive in Tete province in January

Maize grain is available in all markets except in Gaza

Prices for rice and cooking oil are well above the provincial averages in Xai-Xai (Gaza) and Chibabava (Sofala)

Food Security Outlook

16 Feb 2017 description
report UNOSAT

The Tropical Cyclone Dineo-17, is approaching Mozambique coasts and is expected to make landfall The 16 February 2017 in the central province of Inhambane. Potential heavy rainfall are also expected according microwave satellite sensors and might induce floodings in the affected areas. This report provides an analysis on the potentially exposed population per wind speed zones in Mozambique. According to our analysis approximately 250,000 people in Mozambique may be exposed to over 120km/h sustainable wind speeds and 59,000 people might be exposed to 90km/h wind speed.

24 Jan 2017 description

Key points:

  • Maize grain in Xai-Xai and maize meal in Marara remained expensive in December

  • Prices dropped for rice, maize meal and cooking oil in Xai-Xai, and for maize meal in Mossurize

  • Maize grain prices rose 12 percent in Chibuto (Gaza) compared to November

  • Maize grain was unavailable for 84 percent of traders in Gaza; 62 percent of traders in Tete had no cowpeas.

Food security outlook

30 Nov 2016 description

Key Points
- Prices for imported rice and cooking oil increased in most surveyed districts in November
- Districts in Tete saw price rises of over 25 percent for maize grain and rice
- Maize meal remained expensive but prices were lower than in October in Mutarara and Zumbo
- Cowpeas were almost 50 percent more expensive in Chibuto (Gaza) compared to October
- Over 80 percent of interviewed traders lacked stocks of cowpeas and maize grain

Food Security Outlook

31 Oct 2016 description

Key points:

  • Prices for most basic foods remained relatively high in October - Maize grain prices rose by 14 percent in Beira (Sofala) compared to September - Prices have fallen slightly for imported rice, cow peas and cooking oil in Tete province - Imported goods such as rice and cooking oil are more expensive in Maputo province than in other areas - Stock shortages are forecast because of a lack of resources for restocking and stock unavailability at central markets.


30 Sep 2016 description

Key Points
- In August and September, maize grain prices rose in Gaza, which also had the highest prices
- Maize meal prices increased in Tete, particularly in Mutarara in August and September
- Shortages in maize grain stocks were indicated by at least 50 percent of traders in all monitored locations
- Food shortages in Zimbabwe are reducing food availability in Mozambique

22 Sep 2016 description

This report presents the findings of a rapid market assessment conducted in Tete and Gaza provinces to understand the impact of the drought caused by El Niño 2015/16 and provide recommendations on the most appropriate assistance for the upcoming lean season.


  • An uneven harvest has been forecasted nationwide – largely poor in Gaza province, and mixed in Tete province.

06 Sep 2016 description

Key points:

  • Drought has reduced cereal production, making maize grain twice as expensive in Gaza, Tete and Sofala compared to July 2015.

  • In July 2016, Gaza had the highest average price of maize grain, while Tete recorded the highest average price of maize meal, particularly in the district of Magoe.

  • Maize grain was the staple food that traders most reported to be in short supply.

Seasonal Update

19 Jul 2016 description

· El Nino is having a devastating impact on children in the Southern Africa region forcing them into early marriage, child labour and out of school, reveals a World Vision report released today

· The EU and its Member States urgently need to fund child protection programmes in the region

27 Jun 2016 description


The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

25 Apr 2016 description

Executive Summary

This assessment considers the cereals shortfalls expected within the southern Africa region over the coming year as a consequence of the impact of the current El Niño effect. The consequent need for imports by the countries most affected, and the impact of these additional imports on the regional supply chain is examined and some of the issues that may need to be addressed are identified.

14 Sep 2015 description

Welcome to Issue 41 of THE ASSESSOR, WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!

• mVAM Rollout Update

• mVAM Featured in the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine

• Nielsen Case Study

• WFP and OCHA’s Open Data Partnership

• Seasonal Monitor: implications of the El Niño event

• Gender Analysis: cross-unit collaboration to strengthen gender sensitive reporting

• Food Security Information Network (FSIN)

• Emergency Food Security Assessments (EFSA)

• Baseline Studies

• Market Analysis

30 Jan 2013 description

Mozambique like many other countries in the world is prone to disaster. The common disasters experienced in the past 10 years include drought, floods, tropical cyclone, epidemics and earthquake. On 23rd January 2013, governmentof Mozambique declared an “institutional Red Alert” due to flooding along the Zambezi and Limpopo river basin.