ZIMBABWE Food Security Outlook Update September 2010


Key Messages

- In comparison to the same period last year, staple cereals and other basic foods continue to be generally available on both rural and urban markets throughout the country. Though own crop production remains the major source of cereals consumed by the majority of rural households, it has been declining since July in comparison to purchased cereals.

- Though the supply of basic commodities on the market is stable, low incomes are hindering access to food for a majority of poor and very poor households in both rural and urban areas.

- The Meteorological Services Department has predicted a favorable summer season with increased chances of normal to above-normal rainfall across the whole country, in both halves of the rainfall season, October through December and January through March.