Zimbabwe mVAM Bulletin #9: April 2017 - Significant drop in maize grain prices


Key Points

  • Stress levels reducing for vulnerable households
  • Fewer households are reducing the number of meals they eat in a day
  • Maize grain and maize meal prices are decreasing

Situation Update

The harvesting of the 2017 food and cash crops has commenced and is expected to continue into May and June. Production forecasts are positive this season thanks to the normal to above-normal rainfall received across most of the country. Water availability for domestic use, livestock and crop production, and other uses is good. Food assistance programmes targeting rural households have been scaled back (source: FEWS NET). The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) plans to conduct a rural livelihoods assessment from 11 to 28 May with the broad objective of assessing prevailing food and nutrition insecurity.