Posted by: africanpressorganization | 26 June 2009

Zimbabwe / High food insecurity persists




Zimbabwe / High food insecurity persists



HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 26, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.



High food insecurity persists in Zimbabwe despite an improved agricultural production and a more liberal import policy this year.  That’s according to a report issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).


According to the report, this year’s improved harvest comes after two consecutive years of poor production, and many rural households are still struggling to survive.  The report estimates that about 2.8 million people in Zimbabwe will face food shortages in the coming months and will require some 228,000 tons of food assistance.



United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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