|Monday, January 30, 2023 - 14:56
|Agriculture, Cash and Vouchers, Livestock, Livelihoods
|Food Security Cluster / Sector
The ZIMVAC report of 2022 projected that 3.8 million individuals shall be food insecure at the height of the lean season (January to March). Government and development partners have collaborated to cover 100% of the food-insecure population. While the government is covering the bulk of the caseload, this report reflects only the contribution of the food security cluster.
Collectively, in December, FSLC partners reported delivery of food assistance to 597,375 individuals (including refugees) through both cash-based transfers and in-kind interventions. The average value of the cash transfer per person was US$12 and enabled vulnerable urban and rural households to supplement their food requirements in December. The basic food basket for in-kind interventions had cereals, pulses, oil and corn-soya blend where nutritional interventions were necessary. The FSLC will continue to deliver assistance up to the end of the lean season.
Concurrently, 70,700 beneficiaries were supported with agricultural and livelihood assistance. This included the provision of agriculture or livestock inputs to households while working on asset rehabilitation/construction with 18,095 participants, provision of drought-tolerant seeds for cereals (maize, small grains and legumes) as well as fertilisers (and related trainings) that benefited 14,120. Additionally, 15,220 farmers benefited from training to support crop pest management, post-harvest handling, storage and processing while the remaining 23,265 participants received small livestock (restocking, improved breeds) and other inputs/materials (e.g. hatcheries) (and related training)