Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Feed the Future Mozambique Zone of Influence Baseline Report

Date Published: 
September 24, 2014

This report presents the findings of the Mozambique Feed the Future Population-Based Survey (PBS) and secondary sources that serve as the baseline for the United States Government’s Feed the Future initiative in Mozambique. Led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Feed the Future seeks to reduce poverty and undernutrition in 19 developing countries by focusing on accelerating growth of the agricultural sector, addressing root causes of undernutrition, and reducing gender inequality. The baseline seeks to capture data on women’s empowerment in agriculture, household food security, consumption, nutrition, and well-being of households in the geographic areas targeted by Feed the Future interventions, known as Feed the Future Zones of Influence (ZOI).

The PBS, including this baseline report, is a product of Feed the Future FEEDBACK (FEEDBACK), which is responsible for supporting performance monitoring and impact evaluation of the Feed the Future initiative. FEEDBACK is implemented by Westat in partnership with TANGO International and the Carolina Population Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In Mozambique, the PBS fieldwork was conducted by the Association of Nutrition and Food Security (ANSA) with input from Westat and TANGO International.

The main fieldwork took place from February 5 to May 6, 2013, for districts in the three provinces in the original ZOI, Manica, Nampula, and Zambezia. A second round of data collection took place from November 22, 2013, to January 3, 2014, in three districts in the province of Tete, which were added to the ZOI in June 2013.