Food and Nutrition Security

Food and nutrition security as emphasized in the Zim Asset is one of the key priority areas for the Government of Zimbabwe. The food and nutrition security development priority is in line with SDG 2 to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

A five-year trend analysis of the number of food-insecure households reported in the 2014 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Report shows an unstable pattern, with women and children most affected. It is therefore important to ensure that these groups are covered in all interventions aimed at addressing food and nutrition insecurity.

In order to promote food security at the household and national levels and assist Zimbabwe to achieve its development goals, the United Nations in Zimbabwe has articulated its support around these outcomes:

  1. Targeted households in rural and urban areas have improved food and nutrition security

  2. Communities are equipped to cope with climate change and build resilience for household food and nutrition security

The UN in Zimbabwe will call upon stakeholders in agriculture, social protection, health, nutrition, environment, as well as water and sanitation sectors to address food and nutrition insecurity using a multi-sectoral approach.

Agricultural production and productivity depends on energy and environmental resources such as land and water. The UN will promote resource-efficient technologies, sustainable land and water resources management and renewable and sustainable energy solutions crucial for sustained food and nutrition security that spans generations. Education, training and capacity development in all these areas will be essential.

Resources required to achieve this result area are USD 300 million.