Presence Country
October 2014 to March 2015
Key Messages
  • The food security situation across the country is stable with most households accessing staple food from their own 2013/14 production. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity outcomes are projected from October 2014 through March 2015 as households continue accessing staple food from their own production and through market purchases.

  • Typically the lean season starts in October, but this year it will likely begin in December because staple prices have remained largely stable due to low demand. Households continue to consume stocks from last season’s own production, which is expected to be sufficient through March.

  • Most households across the country are currently engaged in land preparation, however agriculture inputs remain scarce in the majority of local shops in rural areas.

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