Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZIMVAC) 2013 Rural Livelihoods Assessment Results

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Key findings:

• The proportion represents about 2,206,924 people at peak, not being able to meet their annual food requirements.

• The cumulative energy food deficit for the rural households is estimated at an equivalent of 177.000MT of maize at peak.

• Adding potential income from livestock reduces the proportion of food insecure households to 70% from where it falls to about 25% when income from other livelihoods activities (e.g. cash income from casual labour, cash receipts from remittances, formal and informal employment, petty trade, vegetable sales, rentals, draft power hire, sale of wild foods and other products, sale of cultivated crops) is considered.

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