Zimbabwe Rural Livelihoods Assessment May 2012 Report
The 2012 Rural livelihoods Assessment was conducted following three consecutive years of a relatively stable macro-economic environment in Zimbabwe.
The economy grew by 9.3% in 2011 and is estimated to grow by 9.4% in 2012. However, the growth prospects for 2012 have been lowered by under-performance of major economic sectors in the first quarter of 2012 and the impact of the drought on the 2011/12 season’s agricultural production.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, production of the major crops in 2011/2012 decreased compared to their production in the 2010/2011 season mainly due to a poor rainfall season in most parts of the country.