Zimbabwe has been added to the list of 20 countries deemed as hunger hotspots, according to the World Food Program report of May 2022.

Food insecurity is expected to worsen over the next six months in the country following drought-induced poor harvests in the 2021-2022 farming season.

The government has responded to potential shortages of basic commodities by lifting import bans and suspending duties on selected imported basic food and non-food commodities for six months starting May 17.

The government also claims that it has enough grain to supplement food deficits because it was expecting a grain surplus of over 100 000 tonnes.