Acute Food Insecurity Classification

Overview: Currently, 2.61 million people (27% of the analysed population) in rural Zimbabwe are facing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above), while nearly 2.9 million people (29%) are in Stressed (IPC Phase 2). The food insecurity is primarily due to shocks and hazards experie [...]

Oct 2020 / Mar 2021

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

OVERVIEW Currently, 45% of the rural population is in Crisis or Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) while 29% is Stressed (IPC Phase 2). This is a deterioration from the last analysis conducted in June 2019, when 38% of the total population was in IPC Phase 3 and higher. The increase in the number of acu [...]

Feb 2020 / Jun 2020

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

Currently, 25% of the rural population are estimated to be in Crisis or Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) and face moderate to large food consumption gaps  or are only marginally able to meet minimum food needs by depleting essential assets or employing crisis or emergency coping strategies. Another 26 [...]

Jun 2019 / Dec 2019

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

Between February and May 2019, an estimated 31 percent of Zimbabwe’s rural population (2,878,957 people) require urgent action to protect and save livelihoods, reduce food consumption gaps, and minimize acute malnutrition. 1,891,777 people (20 percent) are in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis), while 987,179 (1 [...]

Feb 2019 / May 2019

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

About 567, 000 people between April and June 2018 are estimated to be food security crisis phase (IPC Phase 3). The number increases to approximately 2.4 million during the peak hunger period (January to March 2019). The proportion of those in the crisis phase is expected to rise from 6% (April [...]

May 2018 / Mar 2019

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

In the period from April-June 2016, the country experienced a late start of rains, which then influenced a reduction in the area planted to most crops. The early planted crops were affected by a prolonged mid-season dry spell (December 2015 to January 2016). This was further compounded by high tempe [...]

May 2016 / Mar 2017

Chronic Food Insecurity Classification

The analysis focused on three Provinces (Mashonaland East, Midlands and Matabeleland North) and covered the population of 24 districts. In total, about 1.24 million people experience moderate and severe chronic food insecurity (IPC Level 3 and 4 respectively), representing 37% of the total populatio [...]

Dec 2015 / Dec 2019

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

Matabeleland North and South are currently in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis), while the rest of the country's food security situation is under Stress (IPC Phase 2). Agriculture is a key livelihoods activity for the majority of Zimbabwe’s rural population. Mainly because of the poor rainfall season quality, [...]

Aug 2013 / Apr 2014

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

The food security situation is currently stable in the northern parts of the country and concerns are in the southern parts mainly Masvingo and Matabeleland South provinces which are currently in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).  Currently, staple cereals are generally available throughout the country from b [...]

Jul 2012 / Jul 2012

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