21 October 2013
HARARE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed US$25 million to support vulnerable families suffering the effects of drought and a poor harvest in Zimbabwe. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will use this contribution, along with additional donor funding, to support a relief operation for 1.8 million of the most food-insecure people during the “lean season” between October and March 2014, when the next harvest is due.
17 October 2013
LUPANE - The Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development (MoAM&ID), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday marked World Food Day by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts.
12 September 2013
HARARE – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) of more than US$4.2 million to boost food and nutrition security among some of the poorest families in Zimbabwe.
3 September 2013
HARARE –Hunger is on the rise in Zimbabwe with an estimated 2.2 million people - one in four of the rural population - expected to need food assistance during the pre-harvest period early next year. This is the highest since early 2009 when more than half the population required food support.
7 March 2013
RUSHINGA – The Government of Japan today announced a contribution of more than US$5,600,000 (¥460,000,000) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help people facing food shortages due to drought in Zimbabwe.
16 October 2012
The Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) honour World Food Day by reaffirming their dedication to work with communities, development agencies, and the private sector to end hunger in our lifetime. Tomorrow, a commemoration ceremony will take place at Nharira Growth Point to raise awareness and understanding of ways to fight hunger in Zimbabwe.
27 July 2012
HARARE – A new report on food needs in Zimbabwe says that nearly one in five rural people in the country – an estimated 1.6 million people – are likely to need food assistance during the peak of the coming “hunger season.” The number of people in need is 60 percent higher than the one million who needed food assistance during the last lean season.
28 May 2012
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) signed a landmark agreement in Botswana on 25 May 2012 to work together to fight food insecurity in the 15 member countries of the SADC region of southern Africa.
21 November 2011
HARARE More than one million people in Zimbabwe will be unable to meet their food needs during the lean season between now and March, in spite of improvements in the food security situation in recent years.
10 August 2010
ROME – Although food security in Zimbabwe improved significantly following government efforts and a US$70 million international assistance programme providing farmers with subsidized inputs, the country still needs agricultural and food assistance next year for some 1.68 million people.
- Africa food crisis: UK pledges £35m to Malawi and Zimbabwe Source: BBC News
- 1.4 Million Zimbabweans Receiving WFP Food Aid Source: VOA News
- Grim food security outlook for Zimbabwe Source: IRIN News
- More than 1.5 million Zimbabweans need food: WFP Source: UN Radio
- Zimbabweans Brace for Bleak Holidays Source: AP/ABC News
- 27 September 2013 One Family's Struggle After Poor Harvest In Zimbabwe
- 2 August 2013 Zimbabwe: Helping People Help Themselves
- 12 April 2013 Zimbabwe Food for Assets - Part Two
- 10 April 2013 Zimbabwe Food for Assets Part One