Jorrit Oppewal

Jorrit was a Country Economist at the IGC in Mozambique. Before joining the IGC, he worked as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow at the Ministry of Agriculture in Mozambique.  Jorrit holds an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and his research interests include industrial policy, political economy and agricultural development.

Content by Jorrit Oppewal
  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Mozambican trade statistics: Mind the gap!

    Between 2016 and 2018, IGC Mozambique carried out three sector-level value chain studies, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economy & Finance of Mozambique, on poultry, cotton and pigeon peas (Da Cruz and Oppewal 2018a, 2018b). These can be helpful in identifying sector-specific binding constraints and draw up the contours of concrete sector-specific pacts, with...

    8 Jun 2022 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz

  • Project

    Implementing the National Development Strategy: The pigeon pea value chain

    This project aims to support the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy & Finance in identifying policy measures to stimulate the development of the pigeon pea value chain. Pigeon pea is a highly promising crop that could potentially play an important role in the transformation of the Mozambican countryside, poverty reduction and foreign exchange earnings...

    17 Aug 2018 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz

  • Publication - Project Report

    The pigeon pea value chain in Mozambique: Examining the 2017 price fall and its implications

    17 Aug 2018 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz

  • Project

    The effects of the disruption of the pigeon pea export market on household food security and well-being in Mozambique

    Pigeon pea production in the countryside of Central and Northern Mozambique has grown exponentially over the past decade, on the back of rising demand from India. The high prices, combined with favorable agronomic characteristics, ensured that the number of farmers cultivating this pulse surpassed 1 million by 2016. However, an additional push by the Indian Government to...

    26 Jul 2018 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal, Mattia Polvanesi

  • Publication - Project Report

    Os efeitos da perturbação do mercado de exportação de feijão bóer na segurança alimentar das famílias em Moçambique

    26 Jul 2018 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal, Mattia Polvanesi

  • Publication - Project Report

    The effects of the disruption of the pigeon pea export market on household food security and well-being in Mozambique

    26 Jul 2018 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal, Mattia Polvanesi

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Pacto público-privado como mecanismo de transformação económica

    Na próxima década, a economia moçambicana será receptora de enormes fluxos de investimento directo estrangeiro, associados à exploração das grandes reservas de gás na bacia do Rovuma, o que terá impacto significativo no crescimento económico. Apesar deste potencial, a exploração destes recursos naturais não garante o desenvolvimento socioeconómico...

    1 Jun 2018 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Public-private pacts in poultry and cotton for economic transformation in Mozambique

    Over the next decade, the Mozambican economy will receive enormous FDI inflows linked to the exploration of the large natural gas reserves in the Rovuma basin which will have a significant impact on economic growth. However, this natural resource extraction does not guarantee sustainable socio-economic development, meaning there is a need to create a robust and...

    1 Jun 2018 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz

  • Blog post

    All Peas in One Basket: Lessons from the 2017 Pigeon Pea Crisis

    In recent years, the rapid expansion of pigeon pea production provided a boost to the rural economy of Central and Northern Mozambique. However, the 2017 price collapse created a crisis in the main production areas that calls attention to the need to improve the monitoring of market trends and to launch a joint effort aimed at diversification. During the past decade, the...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    Todas as Fichas num Único Feijão: Lições da Crise de Feijão Bóer de 2017

    Nos últimos anos, a rápida expansão da produção de feijão bóer dinamizou a economia rural na Zona Centro-Norte de Moçambique. Porém, a queda drástica do preço em 2017 gerou uma crise nas zonas de maior produção e chama a atenção para a necessidade de se melhorar o acompanhamento das dinâmicas do mercado e de um esforço conjunto para a...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    A socio-economic crisis in rural Mozambique

    The districts of Middle and Upper Zambézia, in Central Mozambique, were most affected by the fall of the pigeon pea price in 2017. Most farmers did not have any financial return to their investment in the previous agricultural season, which created multiplier effects in the local economy. Mozambique has been going through difficult economic times since 2015. This has been...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    A Crise Socioeconómica no Meio Rural Zambeziano

    Os distritos da Média e Alta Zambézia sofreram o maior impacto da queda do preço de feijão bóer em 2017. O grosso dos produtores não teve retorno financeiro do investimento feito na última campanha agrícola, o que provocou efeitos multiplicadores na economia local. Moçambique tem atravessado tempos de crise económica desde 2015, provocada pela descoberta de...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    Public-private pacts in poultry and cotton for economic transformation in Mozambique

    Promoting structural transformation and economic growth through public-private collaboration is key for development. While there is no shortage of economic transformation strategies, many have not been effectively implemented. Most strategies are general and multisectoral, and thus fail to address important sector-specific constraints. Additionally, failure to effectively...

    1 Aug 2017 | Jorrit Oppewal

  • Publication - Project Report

    Estudo Sectorial: Cadeia de Valor do Frango em Moçambique

    O objectivo deste estudo é analisar a cadeia de valor de avicultura para identificar as principais barreiras e propor um ´pacto´ específico ao subsector entre o Governo e o sector privado, que detalha compromissos mútuos de intervenções de política e investimentos. Espera-se que a implementação do pacto possa melhorar a competitividade do sector, alavancando...

    22 May 2017 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz, Vasco Nhabinde

  • Project

    Implementing the National Development Strategy: Poultry and cotton production clusters

    This project seeks to support the implementation of the National Development Strategy by designing a set of policy interventions with a focus on the poultry and cotton sectors. The National Development Strategy aims at inclusive and sustainable economic growth, driven by structural transformation and economic diversification. It is a high-level cross-sectoral policy...

    3 Oct 2016 | Vasco Nhabinde, Rafael Uaiene, Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    Quer se tornar um empreendedor em Moçambique? 3 Coisas que você precisa saber!

    Os economistas do IGC-Moçambique, Novella e Jorrit, compartilham connosco algumas lições do Workshop sobre Desenvolvimento do Sector Privado realizado em Maputo no mês de Março de 2016. Com um défice geral de qualificações e um fraco sistema de informação sobre o mercado laboral, os empresários em Moçambique tem que encontrar meios inovadores para superar as...

    21 Jun 2016 | Novella Maugeri, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    Want to become an entrepreneur in Mozambique? 3 things you need to know!

    IGC Country Economists Novella and Jorrit share lessons from the IGC Private Sector Development Workshop held in Maputo on March 2016. With low levels of internet penetration, entrepreneurs must find innovative means of overcoming key barriers to building and growing businesses in challenging environments. Imagine you are an entrepreneur who decides to start a business in...

    9 May 2016 | Novella Maugeri, Jorrit Oppewal