Sustainable agriculture for small-scale farmers in Mozambique - A scoping report

Country report
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Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9781784311896
Product code:14654IIED

Sustainable agricultural approaches such as agroecology can help producers increase productivity while protecting the environment and strengthening resilience to climate change. Nonetheless, policymakers rarely support them on a large scale and take-up remains low. This report analyses the factors determining the adoption of sustainable practices in Mozambique, exploring whether a common understanding of ‘sustainable agriculture’ exists, how this is reflected in policy and practice, and what drives farmers (not) to adopt them. It identifies the technical and institutional constraints and discusses opportunities to overcome them. Further investigation is needed to understand how agro-ecology can make sustainable production intensification happen at different scales.