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Food security and markets monitoring report

In October, the start of lean season was marked by a deterioration of food security for both rural and urban households, with Matebeleland North and Manicaland provinces reporting the highest increase in inadequate food consumption. Prices of basic food commodities in ZWL terms rose by 9% between September and October and by 47% from a year ago, reflecting continuing inflationary pressures on the economy. Meanwhile, the rainy season and main agricultural seasons have started, with land preparation ongoing. This is expected to increase casual labour opportunities for vulnerable households that earn the majority of their income from the informal sector.

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World Food Programme
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Original Publication Date: 
25 Nov 2021
Document type: 
Data / Statistics