International Sugar Journal

Sugarcane outgrower schemes in Mozambique: Findings from the field* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Agro-industries have been widely acknowledged as a way to kick-start agricultural development in developing regions. A number of pro-poor organizations promote production models that include the engagement of smallholder farmers as potential enablers for employment generation, economic development and livelihood improvements. Initiatives such as this appear in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on food and bioenergy crops. However, the large-scale production of cash crops, such as sugarcane, also raises concerns. A critical aspect is the impact of land-use on food security, particularly if local communities are constrained in cultivating traditional crops. In this paper, we explore the relationship between…

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