Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Food Security Outlook Update, August 2014

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Stable staple food prices maintain Minimal acute food insecurity outcomes in the country

KEY MESSAGES

  • Most households including the very poor are experiencing Minimal acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) as cereals and other food items are readily available from their own production and are being supplemented by market purchases.

  • National average maize grain prices for July are five percent lower than the two year average, though they remain higher than the five-year average. Increasing market supplies and current trends are expected to result in price stability and favorable purchasing power particularly between November and December.

  • Income from typical off-farm activities including brick molding, construction work, and selling thatch grass are stable and increasing, further improving household access to food and livelihood needs.