Zambia Food Security Outlook Update February 2013

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 28 Feb 2013 View Original

Restricted maize exports likely to continue

KEY MESSAGES

  • As anticipated, the general food security situation has remained favorable with Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity outcomes across the country. Most households are depending on market purchases in order to access their staple food. Ongoing sales of maize to millers by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) will continue ensuring adequate supply of maize meal in markets.

  • While formal maize exports have been significantly reduced following restricted exports in September, informal maize meal exports have increased between September and January.

  • The impending opening of three spillway gates at Kariba Dam in March is expected to cause downstream flooding in Chirundu, Kafue, and Luangwa distr