Presence Country
June 2014
Key Messages
  • Most households in Zimbabwe, including the very poor, are experiencing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity and these outcomes are expected to continue through September. Most households are accessing cereals through own production, as a result of this year’s above average harvest.

  • As a result of the above average harvest, markets have responded with lower food prices in most monitored sites, particularly maize grain prices which are 13 to 27 percent below prices during the same time last year. Maize meal prices have largely remained the same as last year, with the exception of slight increases (5-12 percent) in a few locations.

  • Results from the Ministry of Agriculture’s second round crop assessment indicate that cereal production for Zimbabwe is around 1.7 MMT. This year’s production estimate is both 85 percent higher than the 2012-13 harvest and the highest cereal production level in the past five seasons.

Food Security Profiles

This Food Security Brief is a starting point for anyone seeking a deep understanding of the range of factors influencing food security in Zimbabwe. It draws on decades of FEWS NET data and information on livelihoods, household vulnerability, nutrition, trade, and agro-climatology, as well as an array of other sources. It provides an overview of the food security context, the main determinants of chronic and acute food insecurity, and areas at most risk of food insecurity.

Weather, Climate, and Agriculture

Seasonal Monitor

Remote Sensing Imagery

Jul 2014

Dekad 2 (11th - 20th)
Jul 2014

Dekad 2 (11th - 20th)
May 2014

Dekad 3 (21st - 31st)
Seasonal Calendar
December 2013

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin
Cross Border Trade Reports

Production & Trade Flow Maps

August 2009
February 2009

Other Reports


Livelihood Zone Map