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The 2022 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment (ZIMVAC) 


The 2022 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment (ZIMVAC) report projected 3.8 million rural individuals to be food insecure at the height of the 2022/23 lean season in Zimbabwe. This figure represents approximately a 9.8% change from the 5-year average, and a 29.8% increase from the 2021/22 consumption year[1]. This is mainly a result of a high shock exposure index, with many households reporting to have been exposed to several shocks. The main shocks to livelihoods were drought, intra-seasonal dry spells, floods, water logging, crop and livestock diseases, plus the longer-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. These reduced the coping capacity of many vulnerable households. The intra-seasonal dry spell experienced in February to March of 2022, had devastating impacts on agricultural production, especially in the non-surplus producing