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18 Sep 2017 description

Highlights:

Improved maize supplies drove national maize and maize meal prices further down in July in all the monitored countries except South Africa (SA) where prices increased by roughly 6 percent. Moreover, national prices were considerably below their respective 5 year aver-age (5YA) except Tanzania, Lesotho and Swaziland.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The 2017 ZimVAC Rural Livelihoods Assessment estimates that 1.1 million people will be food insecure by the first quarter of 2018. All indicators of nutrition and food security have improved in the midst of a 321 percent increase in food crop production compared to last year, although some districts will have high food insecurity projections estimated at 27 percent.

  • In July, WFP supported 89,585 people in 11 districts under the Productive Asset Creation Programme.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • A delegation from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) visited Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) sites in Mangochi and Zomba districts to observe a comprehensive training session on Integrated Watershed Management approaches.

13 Sep 2017 description

MAPUTO –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for Mozambique.  The plan is designed to ensure that people have more reliable and nutritious food to eat, and to make them more resilient to the climate shocks to which Mozambique is increasingly prone.

08 Aug 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 12,323 people assisted under Health and Nutrition in June.

  • 9,258 refugees assisted in June.

Highlights

  • WFP supports the Government of Zimbabwe to develop a Home Grown School Feeding strategy for the country.

  • Productive Assets Creation programme scaled up from 7 districts in 2016, to 11 in 2017.

  • Seasonal Livelihood Programming extended to Matobo District, bringing the total number of Districts covered to 13.

08 Aug 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million food insecure people

  • 175,233 (May), 119,979 (June) reached w ith FFA/ GFD

  • 59,430 (May), 98,337 (June) children received school meals

  • 8,715 (May)/25,929 (June) received nutrition support

Highlights

  • WFP gradually scales down the El Niño drought response as food security situation improves and enhances its focus on pro-resilience activities.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP gradually scales down the El Niño drought response as food security situation improves and focuses on pro-resilience activities.

  • WFP’s new five-year Country Strategic Plan (2017 – 2021) was approved by the Executive Board.

  • WFP Mozambique facing resource challenges for the support to refugee assistance programme at Maratane camp.

Operational Updates

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued to scale up productive asset creation and social safety nets through provision of school meals, nutrition support to malnourished people on ART and TB treatment, connecting smallholder farmers to formal and quality markets as well as to input into food value chains.

  • WFP is transitioning at least 648,197 beneficiaries onto its multi-year resilience programme, which is linked to the wider social protection and resilience planning processes currently underway.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP supports the Government of Zimbabwe to develop a Home Grown School Feeding strategy for the country.

  • Productive Assets Creation programme scaled up from 7 districts in 2016, to 11 in 2017.

  • As part of the 3-pronged approach to resilience building, WFP expanded its Seasonal Livelihood Programming to Matobo District, bringing the total number of Districts covered to 13.

27 Jul 2017 description

Highlights:

Regional main staples prices mostly declined, and were below their respective 2016 levels in most areas except Tanzania. Most WFP monitored markets showed normal price level in April and May for maize and maize meal reflecting increased availability. Zambia maize prices increased on average probably in anticipation of a higher price floor to bet set by the government in the coming weeks.

29 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

Regional main staples prices mostly declined, and were below their respective 2016 levels in most areas. Malawi and Mozambique saw significant month-on-month (m-o-m) price decline of white maize. Zambia registered the highest drop in the number of markets in ALPS Crisis mode reflecting increased availability.

12 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP gradually scales down El Niño drought response as food security situation improves on the back of an improved summer harvest.

  • WFP’s new five-year Country Strategic Plan (2017 – 2021) was endorsed by the Executive Director.

  • The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study has been completed and will be launched in June 2017. The study highlighted that 11 percent of Mozambique’s GDP is lost annually due to stunting.

Operational Updates

09 Jun 2017 description

Executive Summary

Mozambique achieved some hunger targets under Millennium Development Goal 1, but challenges remain in terms of Sustainable Development Goal 2, particularly with regard to chronic malnutrition rates and vulnerability to natural disasters, which are among the highest worldwide.

08 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • USD 29.6 million is urgently required for WFP to implement its activities in the country through December 2017.

  • The Productive Assets Creation programme commences in May, amid resourcing shortfalls.

  • Refugee inflow at Tongogara Camp continues to increase on a monthly basis, despite the suspension (due to resource constraints) of the relocation of refugees at border with Mozambique.

  • WFP supports the 2017 Rural Livelihood Assessment led by the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

02 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP extends its emergency response to June when cereal harvest is expected to be completed. Harvest is typically between March to July

  • March is the peak of the hunger season, when food is most scarce. As harvests begin, assistance will be gradually scaled down to reach the remaining and most vulnerable people during this period.

  • Flooding in parts of the country and the need for fumigation of commodities at the port warehouses results in delayed dispatches to deficit areas.

30 Apr 2017 description

Key Points
- Nationwide, prices have dropped for rice, maize grain and maize meal
- Maize meal continues to be most expensive in Tete
- Most traders across the country have no stocks of cowpeas

Food Security Outlook