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April 2012. Agriculture & Food Security Monitoring System. Introduction. 57 districts (Chimanimani, Umguza) 226 sentinel sites Data Collection of FGD 1 st week of month Bi-monthly. % of Sites Indicating Income Generating Activities.

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April 2012

Agriculture & Food Security Monitoring System


Introduction

  • 57 districts (Chimanimani, Umguza)

  • 226 sentinel sites

  • Data Collection of FGD 1st week of month

    • Bi-monthly


% of Sites Indicating Income Generating Activities

Average monthly income generated ranges from $27 (market gardening) to $100 (agricultural produce sales). Average income from sale of livestock (small stock) at $64


Average Months of Cereal Consumption from Own Production

  • Most households will consume cereals from own production for less than 4 months.

  • Households in Mangwe, Insiza, Guruve, Umzingwane have already run out from cereals from own production


Sources of Grain Consumed

  • Purchases main source of grain followed by own production.

  • GMB ‘s Grain Loan Scheme constitutes “other” in Matabeleland South


Market Sources of Maize Grain Over a Six Month Period


Market Sources for Maize Grain


Maize Grain Prices USD/Kg


Average Cattle Prices


Summary

  • Cereal availability improving with current harvest.

  • Most households to consume cereals from own production for less than 4 months.

  • Purchases constitute major source of grain being consumed.

  • Maize grain prices on the decline.


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