Zimbabwe

Food Security Outlook Update - August 2011

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Household and market cereal availability remain stable

Key Messages

• Availability of basic food stuffs remains stable throughout the country. Household cereal stocks and purchases remain the major source of staple cereals.

• Though the cost of living at a national level has been stable, it remains higher than the national average household income.Consequently, a significant proportion of households in both urban and rural areas, are facing serious challenges in accessing enough of their basic needs, including food.

• On account of the marginally improving socio-economic environment, the number of food insecure people in the period September 2011 and February 2012 is projected to be below the last five-year average for this period.