Zim food price inflation ranks 2nd globally: WB

President ED Mnangagwa


ZIMBABWE continues to hog global headlines all for the wrong reasons, with the latest World Bank (WB) report indicating that the southern African country has the world’s second highest food price inflation.

The country is among the 10 worst countries hit by global food inflation, with Lebanon topping the charts. Other countries in the top 10 are Moldova, Ethiopia, Suriname, Iran, Sri-Lanka, Venezuela, Argentina and Turkey.

Zimbabwe is on the last and fourth category indicator where food inflation has increased by over 30% in recent weeks according to the WB’s food security assessment report released this week.

“Domestic food price inflation remains high around the world, with high inflation continuing in almost all lowland middle-income countries and the share of high-income countries with high inflation increasing sharply,” read the report.

“A recent World Bank blog discussed three policy proposals for making fertilisers more accessible and affordable, countries should lift trade restrictions or export bans on fertilisers; fertiliser use must be made more efficient.

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