GIEWS Country Brief: Zimbabwe 18-November-2013


  • 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

  • The number of food insecure persons is expected to increase to 2.2 million during the lean period (January-March 2014)