The government and development partners have moved a gear up in strengthening food security in rural areas through the launch of district risk profiles which will guide interventions in ending hunger.  

World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director, Eddie Rowe said the profiles will guide on planning and co-ordination to eradicate hunger and food insecurity in line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZIMASSET).

Areas under focus in the risk profiles comprise infrastructure, water and sanitation, poverty, communications, climate, crops, livestock, markets, development indicators, food and security conditions and recommendations.

Evidence based decision making in a move to end hunger by 2030 is expected to be the major outcome of the initiative which follows the WDP’s five year strategy unveiled in June this year.