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Zimbabwe Food Security Outlook Update September 2012


Key Messages

  • Food availability and access remain stable throughout the country, but maize prices in the areas of concern (Matabeleland North, Masvingo, Matabeleland South and the southern parts of Manicaland provinces) remain higher than the national average. Maize grain and meal is readily available in these areas through supplies from surplus districts and imports from South Africa and Zambia.
    Cereal shortfalls for the Seasonal Targeted Assistance (STA) are likely to affect program coverage through December 2012.

  • The rainfall outlook by the Zimbabwe Meteorological Services Department forecasts normal to below rains in Masvingo, Midlands and Matabeleland South provinces during the first and second half of the 2012-13 rainfall seasons.