Oilseeds are vegetables that have oils and fats that can be extracted through appropriate processes for use in the food industry or for other purposes. Oilseed crops in Mozambique, have registered an increasing trend in production, consumption, and commercialization levels. These crops have stood out as strategic for the integration of family farming in productive value chains, contributing to increase the income of rural families and other actors in the value chain as well as for the balance of payments.
The country has areas for the production of oilseeds with potential to meet the needs of the national and international markets. The agricultural sector has defined as strategic cultures for the massification of production, soy, sesame and sunflower.