Forum for Food Security in Southern Africa

ODI's Forum for Food Security in Southern Africa programme provides a forum for all relevant stakeholders to discuss the medium to long term causes of apparent increased vulnerability to food insecurity in Southern Africa, and to generate policy options. It covers the region as a whole and five specific countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It intends to bring together ideas from those in government, official donors, NGOs, and researchers concerned with food security. The purpose of the Forum for Food Security in Southern Africa project is to improve linkages between food security analysis, policy making and implementation. The outputs of country papers, thematic essays, e-discussions and policy seminars will generate insights and policy options that will prove useful to stakeholders.

Outputs

Lesotho Food Security Issues Paper

Working and discussion papers | July 2003 | Mphale, M.M., Rwambali, E.G. and Sechaba Consultants

According to the Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee (LVAC), Lesotho, like the rest of Southern Africa, faces its most serious food security crisis since the severe drought of 1992.

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Zimbabwe Food Security Issues Paper

Working and discussion papers | July 2003 | Mudimu, G.

This paper outlines the food insecurity issues and underlying factors that could have led to the food insecurity crisis of 2001-2002.

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Mozambique Food Security Issues Paper

Working and discussion papers | July 2003 | Selvester, K. and Castro, M.A.

In 2001/02 Mozambique experienced serious crop losses in the south of the country to drought with around one third of the expected harvest being lost in that region.

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