The supply of inorganic fertilizers to smallholder farmers in Mozambique

Todd Benson, Benedito Cunguara, Tewodaj Mogues
mozssp policy note

The government of Mozambique has adopted a generally hands-off approach in engaging with efforts to improve farmer access to fertilizer. Private-sector investment decisions drive the development of these markets, with government primarily hav-ing somewhat distant oversight on these developments. Efforts are starting to strengthen the retail sector for agricultural in-puts, but much work is still required in this regard. This study pointed to several areas where government inac-tion is having an adverse effect on efforts to increase agricultur-al productivity in Mozambique through the increased use of inorganic fertilizer.