In Mozambique, the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) and the Scaling up Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) projects have worked together to study OFSP value chain development options in Mozambique. This study carried out by NRI and CIP staff investigates fresh SP root production, availability, and trading in the provinces Maputo and Manica. It provides specific insights into the opportunities for further developing the chain and establishing fresh SP root storage facilities.
The data used in the study come mainly from interviews with key value chain agents through farmer focus groups and interviews with individual farmers, retailers, processors; and service providers, at two different times: between 27th and 30th October 2014 and 20th and 30th April 2015. Other primary data were collected by CIP as part of its market monitoring effort. Secondary data comes from relevant literature on Mozambique, SP value chains and storage.
The study provides data on price and price variation, estimates market flows and identifies the different actors involved in producing and trading. It also provides estimates for costs and revenues along the commodity chain as well as assesses the feasibility of piloting storage options.
Subjects: value chain, Mozambique
Publisher: NRI, CIP
Rights: Universityof Greenwich, CIP
HOW TO CITE
Tedesco, I., Brouwer, R., (2015). Sweetpotato value chain and the potential role for commercial fresh root storage in selected areas of Mozambique. NRI report, June 2015, University of Greenwich, Chatham: UK.