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Mozambique grew more sweet potatoes from 2015-2019– statistics

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Feb 10, 2021
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Cereal production per capita has stayed below the level of food security, at 71 kilograms per capita in 2015 and 94.3 kilograms per capita in 2019. The situation was better for cassava and sweet potatoes, with per capita production of 267 kilos in 2015 and 336 kilos in 2019, respectively. At the level of cash crops, the data show stability in the reference period, a fact observed in cashew seedlings produced, around 4.5 million in 2019. Between 2015 and 2019, livestock products showed low per capita figures: chicken meat production was 3.8 kilos per capita in 2019, up from 2.5 kilos in 2015. In beef production, Maputo province stood out, with almost half of the country’s production: 7,266 tonnes in 2019. Manica and Sofala excelled in cow milk production as they accounted for 41.3% and 25.1% of the total in 2019, respectively. Per capita, fish production fell to 11.6 kg in 2019, after 13.7 kg in 2018 and 12.4 kg in 2017, with sea fishing accounting for 59.5% of all the sector’s ...
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