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30 Apr 2005 description

Background

The Community Monitoring Programme aims to provide community based information to inform programmes aimed at socio-economic development and food security in Zimbabwe.

Civil society organizations have through the monitoring group of the National NGO Food Security Network (FOSENET) been monitoring food security in Zimbabwe since July 2002.

30 Sep 2004 description

Summary

Household food availability was reported to fall in the month of September.

The share of districts reporting improvements in food supplies continued to fall, with only 7% of districts reporting improvements in supplies in September 2004, falling monthly from the 63% reported in April 2004. Reports indicate that the deterioration in food supplies has spread across all provinces, including the main grain producing areas of Mashonaland, Midlands and Manicaland.

30 Nov 2003 description

Background
The National NGO Food Security Network (FOSENET) involves 24 organisations that collectively cover ALL districts of Zimbabwe, and all types of communities.

FOSENET members subscribe that food distribution in Zimbabwe must be based on a platform of ethical principles that derive from international humanitarian law, viz:

  • The right to life with dignity and the duty not to withhold or frustrate the provision of life saving assistance;
29 Aug 2003 description

Summary
The National NGO Food Security (FOSENET) involves 24 non government organisations that collectively cover ALL districts of Zimbabwe, and all types of communities. FOSENET members subscribe that food distribution in Zimbabwe must be based on a platform of ethical principles derived from international humanitarian law:

  • The right to life with dignity and the duty not to withhold or frustrate the provision of life saving assistance;

03 Apr 2003 description

There is a need of an entirely new and bold approach to address the intertwined crises of devastating illness and drought affecting agriculture' - Guruve