Presence Country
July 2014 to December 2014
Key Messages
  • Households are currently accessing adequate quantities of staple from own production and experiencing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity outcomes. Minimal outcomes are expected to continue through December, however by November some very poor households will start complimenting own production with market purchases in some parts in the south (Matobo, Mangwe, and Zaka districts) and north (Mudzi, Mbire, Mutoko districts) of the country.

  • The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZIMVAC) rural livelihoods assessment completed in June this year, estimates that 5.8 percent of the rural population will be food insecure during the peak lean season (January-March 2015). This estimate has decreased by about 70 percent from the peak figure of 2.2 million in the 2013/14 consumption year.

  • Based on field observations in July, markets including those in the traditionally cereal deficit southwestern part of the country are fully supplied with staple. Increased staple supplies has resulted in a 17 percent decrease in the national average maize grain price when compared to the same time last year.

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 2014

Dekad 1 (1st - 10th)
Aug 2014

Dekad 2 (11th - 20th)
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