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Sunflower production in Mozambique

In Mozambique, the sunflower, Helianthus annus, L. was cultivated in colonial times as the main oilseed for the production of cooking oil and is currently being produced in small areas by family and commercial producers in the provinces of Sofala, Manica, Tete, Zambézia, Nampula and Niassa.

Data from the latest Agrarian Survey (2020) indicates that sunflower production in the country in the 2019/20 agricultural year was around 4,200 tons in an area of around 12,000 hectares, which points to the involvement of around 28,000 producers. For the 2020/21 crop year, sunflower production was around 6,600 tons.

Main sunflower varieties grown in the country

Sunflower production