Presence Country
March 2015
Key Messages
  • The food security situation remains stable in most areas of the country with most households exhausting their cereal supplies from the previous harvest and increasingly relying on market purchases. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity outcomes continue to persist across the country. These outcomes are likely to continue through June since the start of the harvest in April will likely improve household level cereal availability across the country. 

  • The start of the green harvest is delayed in most of the country due to the late start of the season. This season, consumption of green foods will likely start in mid-March, unlike in normal years when households start consuming the green harvest in mid-February. The lean season is therefore expected to be extended by at least a month beyond the normal period. 

  • Maize crops across the country are in the vegetative stage and conditions range from average to good in most northern and central parts of the country. However in the southern areas, dryness in February has resulted in significant moisture stress and wilting. Further delays in rainfall will likely reduce production levels in these southern 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