Publications

Impulses for Perishable Products : Quick Scan of Potato, Aquaculture, and Horticulture Cold Chain Opportunities in the Zambezi Valley, Mozambique

Brouwer, J.H.; Haverkort, A.J.; Montsma, M.P.; Rothuis, A.J.

Summary

In the fast-changing Zambezi Valley in Mozambique food security is not yet a reality, despite the economic growth due to e.g. mining. Quick scans were conducted for Zambezi Valley Development Agency to assess the potential for market-driven inclusive development of three value chains: potato, aquaculture and horticulture cold chain. Specific recommendations and future actions are described for each value chain. In general, potential is regarded as high, although there are issues of scale and capacity that need to be addressed in preparation for increased (Dutch) private sector engagement. These challenges are found at the levels of hardware, software and orgware. Report number CDI-13-028.