Zimbabwe Food Security Outlook Update May 2010


Food security conditions are stable with good harvests from the 2009/10 season

Key Messages

- Staple cereals (maize, sorghum, and millet) are generally available throughout the country as a result of above average cereal production realized in the 2009/10 agricultural season. The supply of basic food stuffs on the market has remained stable. This condition is expected to prevail through to September 2010.

- Disposable income for the majority of poor urban households is likely to remain low given limited income generating opportunities and low wages. Access to food will remain suppressed for these poor households.

- Conducive market policy is likely to prevail throughout the outlook period; this will enable the continuous supply of basic commodities on the market. Domestic production continues to complement imports.