Presence Country
June 2015
Key Messages
  • Acute food insecurity is currently Minimal (IPC Phase 1) in most northern areas and expected to continue through September. However, in the south, where drought-affected households are currently Stressed (IPC Phase 2), the situation is expected to deteriorate to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) between July and September.

  • Most poor and very poor households in the southern parts of the country (Matebeleland North and South, Masvingo, southern parts of Midlands, and Manicaland Provinces) are relying exclusively on cereal purchases. Maize grain availability in the southern districts is low in most markets and prices are atypically high. However, maize meal remains readily available and demand continues to increase. 

  • Livelihood options in the south are limited and current household incomes are low and expected to continue deteriorating through September. The lean season is expected to start earlier than usual in all areas but particularly in the south due a very poor harvest and the general lack of livelihood options for poor and very poor households. 

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 Calendar
December 2013

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin
Cross Border Trade Reports

Production & Trade Flow Maps

August 2009
February 2009

Other Reports


Livelihood Zone Map