Highlights: Quarter 1 2017
Maize and meal prices remained 60 percent above the recent five-year average despite large stocks and the continued maize export ban. Armyworm infestations were reported in about 124,000 ha across Zambia, and the southern parts of the country remain stressed. In 2016, 975,738 people were estimated to be food insecure in the south. All of them will receive assistance through the lean season.
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