News release
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.

National Capacity, Food Security Analysis, Nutrition
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.

Food Security Analysis, Nutrition
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.

Food Security Analysis
25 June 2009

10 September 2008

With more than five million Zimbabweans facing severe food shortages, WFP today appealed for US$140 million to provide vital relief rations over the next six months. Without additional contributions, stocks will run out in January .

16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.