GIEWS Country Brief: Zimbabwe 07-October-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

 Normal to above normal rains forecast for the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

 Maize production lower in 2013 compared to the poor crop in 2012

 Generally stable maize prices in 2013, but higher prices recorded in southern and western markets

 An estimated 802 603 persons are reported to be currently food insecure and expected to increase to 2.2 million during the lean period (January-March 2014)