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Post Cyclone Idai Mozambique, Rapid Agricultural livelihoods needs assessment


• Initiative started by a consultation between MASA and FAO. The assessment was then conducted jointly by FAO and the provincial directorates of Agriculture and Fisheries, with participation and support from WFP and IFRC, in partnership with the food security cluster and UNDAC.
• This assessment is complementary to other assessment initiatives being conducted by the Government and other partners : Post Disaster Needs Assessment, Crop assessment, Food security assessment, market assessments.
• The focus of this assessment is to understand how the livelihoods of small farmers and fishermen have been affected, ask for their perspectives, and identify priority needs.
• These results will be put together with the information from other assessments in order to contribute to the MASA Action Plan Post Emergency and inform the development of a comprehensive recovery framework for agriculture and fisheries.


• The assessment was conducted at community level, involving community leaders and male and female community members, using a structured questionnaire on electronic devices.
• We interviewed 131 communities in total in 21 affected districts :
- 11 districts in Sofala: Buzi, Chibabava, Nhamatanda, Gorongosa, Dondo, Marromeu, Chemba,
Caia, Muanza, Cheringoma and Maringue
- 5 districts in Manica: Gondola, Vanduzi, Macate, Sussudenga and Mossurize
- 5 districts in Zambezia: Maganja da Costa, Niccoadala, Namacurra, Inhassunge and Chinde.
• The communities were selected upon guidance from the district offices to identify some most affected and some less affected communities. The number of communities selected in each district was proportional to the number of affected people provided by INGC.
• Data was collected from 15 to 19 April by 14 teams travelling by car and boat, composed of 25 technical staff from the provincial directorates of agriculture and fisheries and 30 district officers, 7 FAO staff and 2 WFP staff.

Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
15 Apr 2019 to 19 Apr 2019
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Participating Organization(s): 
Food Security Cluster - Mozambique
Early Recovery
Tropical Cyclone Idai - Mar 2019