|Name:||Joint Donor Food Aid Review|
|Background:||Zimbabwe’s GDP contracted by 40% between 1999 and 2005, making it the fastest shrinking economy in the world. Output for most agricultural commodities cumulatively declined by at least 60%, turning the country into a net importer of food and one that fails to earn sufficient forex for importation of critical agricultural inputs, raw materials for industry, fuels and energy. Runaway inflation peaked at 1,204.6% in August 2006. This severely eroded food purchasing power, especially among the poorest rural and urban population groups. Donors deserve to be commended for mounting a large food aid response within a short time in response to the food crisis not just in Zimbabwe but the entire SADC region. The bulk of food aid delivered to Zimbabwe post-2002 was through two main programmes: the first managed by WFP and the second by the C-SAFE consortium.|
Provided guidance on appropriate future humanitarian and relief Interventions in the short, medium and longer terms.
|Activities:||The review involved, literature review, key informant interviews, focus group discussion and structured household interviews|