In June 2016, WFP started remote phone-based data collection and food security monitoring in Zimbabwe through the mVAM (mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping) approach. Survey respondents are contacted through an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system and an in-house call centre. Respondents are asked a short series of questions on coping strategies used, prices of main food commodities, and their perception on the food security situation in their community.
|5||Food security worsens for households headed by women||12||2016|
|4||Food security stabilizes thanks to humanitarian assistance||11||2016|
|3||Food security continues to deteriorate||10||2016|
|2||High prevalence of negative coping strategies in Midlands||08||2016|
|1||High levels of negative coping seen in eastern provinces||06||2016|