2022 ZimVAC Rural Livelihoods Assessment Report

Post date Friday, 8 July, 2022 - 09:20
Document Type Assessment Report
Content Themes Needs Assessment, Food Security
Sources Government of Zimbabwe Food and Nutrition Council
  • ZimVAC livelihoods assessments’ results continue to be an important tool for informing and guiding policies and programmes that respond to the prevailing food and nutrition security situation. To date, 22 rural and 9 urban livelihoods updates have been produced.
  • ZimVAC plays a significant role in fulfilling Commitment Six of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy (GoZ, 2012), in which the “Government of Zimbabwe is committed to ensuring a national integrated Food and Nutrition Security Information System that provides timely and reliable information on the food and the nutrition security situation and the effectiveness of programmes and informs decision-making”.
  • It has become mandatory for FNC to coordinate annual livelihoods updates with the technical support of ZimVAC.



The specific objectives of the assessment were:

  • To estimate the population that is likely to be food insecure in the 2022/23 consumption year, their geographic distribution and the severity of their food insecurity.
  • To assess the nutrition status of children of 6 – 59 months.
  • To describe the socio-economic profiles of rural households in terms of characteristics such as their demographics, access to basic services (education, health services and water and sanitation facilities), assets, income sources, incomes and expenditure patterns, food consumption patterns and consumption coping strategies.
  • To determine the coverage of humanitarian and developmental interventions in the country.
  • To determine the effects of shocks experienced by communities on food and nutrition security.
  • To measure household resilience and identify constraints to improving their resilience.
  • To identify early recovery needs in order to determine short to long-term recovery strategies.
  • To identify development priorities for communities.





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