THE CARTER CENTER
Waging Peace.
Fighting Disease.
Building Hope.

Mozambique

The Carter Center's work in Mozambique has included a successful food security program, election observation, and assistance with a national consensus-building initiative.

 

Waging Peace

In 1998, the government of Mozambique asked the Carter Center's Global Development Initiative (1993-2006) to support a national consensus-building initiative known as the Agenda 2025 National Vision and National Development Strategy Process. This process brought together Mozambicans from across the social and political spectrum to develop a shared, long-term vision and strategy for future development. The Agenda 2025 process was designed to assist Mozambique to identify policy options to inform the country's Poverty Reduction Strategy, a short-term action plan required for foreign loans and grant aid from the international donor community.

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Fighting Disease

The Carter Center began working with Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in 1995 to increase food security. Led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug, a joint venture between The Carter Center and the Sasakawa Africa Association helped more than 8 million small-scale sub-Saharan African farmers improve agricultural production.

Read full text on the Carter Center's health work in Mozambique >

 

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Map of Mozambique
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QUICK FACTS: MOZAMBIQUE


Size: 799,380 square kilometers

Population: 24,096,669

Population below poverty line: 52 percent

Life expectancy: 52 years

Ethnic groups: African (Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, and others), Europeans, Euro-Africans, Indians

Adult HIV/AIDS prevalence: 12 percent

Religions: Catholic, Protestant (Zionist Christian, Evangelical Pentecostal, Anglican), Muslim, other, none

Languages: Emakhuwa, Portuguese (official), Xichangana, Cisena, Elomwe, Echuwabo, other Mozambican languages, other

 

(Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook 2013)


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