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dc.contributor.authorMudimu, G.
dc.contributor.authorMbwanda, S.
dc.contributor.authorChigume, C.
dc.contributor.authorGovereh, J.
dc.identifier.citationMudimu, G. et al., (1988) Household food insecurity in low rainfall areas of Zimbabwe: initial findings in Mudzi, Mutoko and Buhera Communal Areas. In: Rukuni, M. and Bernsten, R.H. (eds.) Southern Africa: food security policy options. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa. 1-5 November, 1987, pp. 217-235. Harare: University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Research Project.en
dc.descriptionA conference paper on how the effects of drought have caused food shortages and reduced incomes for rural based households in Zimbabwe.en
dc.description.abstractSince 1980, drought has caused widespread crop failures in Zimbabwe. The majority of rural based households have experienced reduced incomes and food shortages, requiring them to rely on food transfers from the government. Approximately 350,000 households have received government support through commodity food aid or food-for-work programmes. Since 1981-82, the government has spent an estimated Z$800 million on these programmes, excluding costs borne by non-governmental organisations (Mhiribidi, 1987). In addition, households themselves have been forced to divert remittances from production investment to consumption, dispose of production assets, and migrate in search of alternative income sources,en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research supporting the preparation the proceedings papers was financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau of Science and Technology; Bureau for Africa; and the Southern Africa Regional Programme.en
dc.publisherDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Extension; UZ/MSU Food Security Research in Southern Africa Projecten
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.titleHousehold food insecurity in low rainfall areas of Zimbabwe: initial findings in Mudzi, Mutoko and Buhera Communal Areasen
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dc.typeConference paperen
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ), Department of Agricultural Economics & Extention (DAEE)en

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