Zimbabwe

Presence Country
August 2015
2015-Q3-1-1-ZW-en
Key Messages
  • Households in most southern provinces are currently facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes through September. These outcomes are expected to deteriorate to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) from October through December as cereal demand and prices increase. In most northern districts, the majority of households are experiencing Minimum (IPC Phase 1) outcomes. A few areas will transition to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes as households begin to rely more on cereal purchases between September and December.

  • In southern provinces some households are selling livestock earlier than normal in order to be able to purchase mainly maize meal, and people are seeking more work in petty trading and informal gold panning/mining. Maize meal availability and prices may be affected by the recent government ban on lower priced maize meal imports.   

  • For the consumption year, safety-net interventions by the government and partners are expected to be limited.  Lean season humanitarian assistance is also expected to be lower than normal due to a challenging funding situation. Partners are still in consultations with donors about program start dates, locations, and beneficiary targeting.  

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

Aug 2015

Dekad 3 (21st - 31st)
Aug 2015

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

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin
Cross Border Trade Reports

Production & Trade Flow Maps

August 2009
February 2009

Regional Market Reports

Other Reports

Livelihoods

Livelihood Zone Map