Food Security Framework | Key Population Groups
Poor rural households that are staple cereal deficit.
- Households in the agro ecological regions IV and V (map below) that do not own livestock (cattle, goats, sheep, or pigs) and/or have incomes, including remittances, that are below the food poverty line.
- Households with high dependency ratios that could be child headed, headed by the aged, disabled, and/or chronically ill. These households usually have more than two orphans.
- Households in the high potential agricultural areas of the country that do not have access to productive assets (land, draft power, ploughs), agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, manure) and/or have incomes (including remittances) that are below the food poverty line.
- The two broad groups identified above include the internally displaced population who were affected by the fast-track land redistribution program in 2002 and the Murambatsvina ?clean-up? operation in 2005.
Low income urban households whose incomes are below the food poverty line.
- These populations are predominantly found in the high density suburbs and the peri-urban areas around major cities and towns.
- They also include a proportion of the internally displaced populations.