Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Zimbabwe

July 15, 2014

Food Security Situation                             

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CIA World Factbook
  • Most households in Zimbabwe, including the very poor, are experiencing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity. This is expected to continue through September 2014.

  • Most households are accessing cereals through their own production, as a result of this year’s above average harvest, the highest in the past five seasons, according to the Government of Zimbabwe. 
  • As a result of the above average harvest, markets have responded with lower food pricesAs a result of the above average harvest, markets have responded with lower food prices.

Food Assistance Programs

  • The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is working with WFP on Food/Cash for Assets interventions aimed at empowering rural communities to increase their resilience to shocks by creating productive assets that will gradually offset the need for seasonal food assistance. Beneficiaries will develop water sources, irrigation schemes and other agricultural assets, and market infrastructure such as cattle sale pens or roads.

  • FFP’s two five-year development programs with partners World Vision and CNFA are operating in four provinces of Southern Zimbabwe. These programs seek to improve the nutritional status of children under five, expand and diversify agricultural production, increase household income, and help communities prepare for disasters through disaster risk reduction activities.

Food for Peace Contributions

Total Contributions:

  U.S. Dollars Metric Tons
Fiscal Year 2014 $32.8 million 12,123 MT
Fiscal Year 2013 $48.1 million 28,036 MT
Fiscal Year 2012 $42.0 million 25,165 MT
Fiscal Year 2011 $50.8 million 34,080 MT
Fiscal Year 2010 $79.5 million 30,930 MT

Fiscal Year 2014 Contribution Breakdown:

  U.S. Dollars Metric Tons
Title II Development $19.8 million 5,210 MT
Title II Emergency $10 million* 4,930 MT
Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) $3 million 1,983 MT

Food Security Situation information is provided by FEWS NET as of June 2014.
*Includes $3 million in 202e funds for Food/Cash for Assets activities.

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Last updated: November 09, 2015

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