FAO Says Zimbawe Still Faces Food Insecurity

Published on 25 June 2009

Zimbabwe's agricultural production is estimated to have risen significantly this year but many people still face serious problems finding basic foods, the United Nations said Thursday. "High food insecurity persists in Zimbabwe in spite of improvements in agricultural production and a more liberal import policy this year," said the report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation and World Food Program. (..) "This year's improved harvest comes after two consecutive years of poor production," said WFP's Jan Delbaere, a co-leader of a U.N. mission to Zimbabwe in early May that produced the report.