Zimbabwe - Monthly Food Security Monitoring, August 2016
- Food access indicators i.e. food consumption, coping strategies, household hunger scale and dietary diversity have improved slightly compared to July 2016 and this could be as a result of the scaling up of the lean season assistance by the various players.
- Cereal prices were reported to be stable and in some districts going down slightly.
- Midlands’s province reported poor household food access indicators i.e. poor consumption and high coping strategies.
- Matabeleland south continuous to record the highest prices of $0.57/kg which is about 50% higher than the national maize grain average of $0.38/kg.
- The cash transfer value of $7 need to be closely monitored in all cash districts to ensure it remains adequate to purchase the intended basket.