Zimbabwe

June 2024
The main season cereal harvest will be concluded in June and according to the SADC, Regional Humanitarian Appeal, cereal harvest is estimated at 744,271 MT, representing a drop of 71% from the previous season. Of this, around 635,000 MT is maize, about 60 percent lower than the 10-year average (FEWSNET, May 2024). Extreme drought conditions associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon resulted in the total failure of more than half of the country’s planted corn area (Govt. USA). Emerging evidence on the impacts of the El Niño-induced drought highlights severe consequences for food security in urban areas (WFP, Food Security & Markets Monitoring Report, May 2024). The Urban ZimLAC assessment estimates that approximately 1.7 million urban people are food insecure (rising from 29% in 2023 to 35% in 2024) (WFP, Food Security & Markets Monitoring Report, May 2024). Estimates for the rural food-insecure population are yet to be released. Additionally, according to Zimbabwe: Drought Flash Appeal May 2024 - April 2025 (May 2024), “more than 1.4 million cattle risk suffering deteriorating conditions or starving, amid lack of food and pasture”.
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Selection of FAO crop calendars matching with ASAP phenology
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Agriculture statistics: ten crops with largest area
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Agriculture statistics: ten crops with largest production
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Share of national cereal production by subnational units
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