Developing Capabilities in Mozambique's Food Processing Sector - The Role of South African Food Processing Firms and Supermarket Chains

46 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2018

See all articles by Maria Nkhonjera

Maria Nkhonjera

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Reena Das Nair

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Date Written: October 1, 2018

Abstract

Food processing is a high value-added sector which brings opportunities for long-term employment, skills development and technology transfer. This paper considers the potential for developing Mozambique’s food processing industry for the purpose of enhancing the country’s industrial landscape. With local value addition being relatively weak in Mozambique and, given a sizeable presence of South African multinationals that are investing and trading in the food sector, there are opportunities to create dynamic linkages for the accumulation of productive capabilities for mutually beneficial industrialisation strategies. While more coherence amongst existing initiatives undertaken by the government of Mozambique is required, a variety of initiatives to develop the capabilities of local suppliers need to be developed for a broader regional industrialisation agenda.

Keywords: Food processing, capabilities, value chains, multinationals, industrialisation, Mozambique

JEL Classification: L52, L66, O14, O19

Suggested Citation

Nkhonjera, Maria and Das Nair, Reena, Developing Capabilities in Mozambique's Food Processing Sector - The Role of South African Food Processing Firms and Supermarket Chains (October 1, 2018). CCRED Working Paper No. 10/2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3269734 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3269734

Maria Nkhonjera (Contact Author)

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Reena Das Nair

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
42
Abstract Views
394
PlumX Metrics