Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results 2017

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Situation

The normal to above normal 2016/17 rainfall season, coming after a devastating El Nino induced drought, coupled with support from both Government and Private sector through the Special Maize Programme as well as other supportive initiatives such as contract farming had a positive impact on the agriculture sector.

The Fall Armyworm wreaked havoc initially in the western parts of the country but spread to all provinces and some peri-urban areas, attacking crops (maize, small grains and others). The worm proved more difficult to control compared to the common African Armyworm. Shortage of the right chemicals and poor liquidity among farmers made it difficult to contain the outbreak. However, the pest’s impact on crop yields seem minimal.

Challenges

  • The unpredictable and fragmented funding of the ZimVAC activities continue to threaten and disrupt effective and smooth planning and implementation of the ZimVAC assessments.

  • IPC Acute analysis resources were not adequate to facilitate analysis.

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