Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Food Insecurity On the Rise in Zimbabwe

The map above shows the prevalence of malnutrition in Zimbabwe in 2003. ASAP Africa works in the Eastern Nyanga and Chimanimani region, both areas on concern during the 2011 "lean season" between now and March. According to the FEWSNET - The Famine Early Warning System and Network - acute malnutrition may also be a problem. The fact that these historically very productive agriculture regions are now at-risk is a grave concern. To read more click here.

ASAP works to help families in Malawi and Zimbabwe increase household food security through Village Savings and Lending rural micro-finance activities along with agriculture skills training such as conservation farming techniques.

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