The book focuses on the status of household food security in Zimbabwe. One of its arguments is that although Zimbabwe's agrarian reform programme undermined food production, there are other critical factors that are often ignored such as drought and floods. The book discusses how the government and humanitarian agencies are working together to strengthen household food security in rural Zimbabwe. One of the findings of the book is that the improvement of household food security has significantly reduced deficiencies often associated with food shortages. The book is an invaluable contribution to literature on household food security and should be read by anyone including those with policy responsibilities working in government and humanitarian organisations. Although the book is about the status of household food security in Zimbabwe, many of its ideas could also be applied in other countries.