17 March 2014
In 2002/3, when Zambia suffered one of its worst droughts, the World Food Programme worked with the country's Ministry of Education to re-start school feeding. Initially, the programme reached only 10,000 school children in five districts. Just over a decade later, some 860,000 children in over 2,000 schools are now receiving school meals on a daily basis.
2 December 2013
In 2010, WFP partnered with Dunavant Zambia Ltd. to provide smallholder farmers with loans to buy tractors for ripping and ploughing. For one Zambian farmer, the purchase of a tractor has helped open up new business opportunities while benefiting other farmers nearby.
26 November 2013
When it was first formed in 2008, Musuungu farmers’ co-operative in the northern part of Zambia had a membership of only 25 people. But it has gone from strength to strength - and here's why....
1 February 2013
It is starting to get light towards 6 o'clock in the morning and Petronella Kalaluka has just finished milking her seven cows. Pouring the milk into a stainless steel cylinder, she straps it to her bicycle and rides four kilometres to deliver it to the Palabana milk collection centre. Here, the milk is tested for freshness and collected by the processing company.
26 December 2012
Simon Cammelbeeck answers questions about the food security situation in Zambia...and about the country's role as an emerging producer and exporter of maize in southern Africa.
15 December 2011
Golden Lwiindi, 40, is a smallholder farmer in Zambia’s Southern Province. In the past five years, he has bred more than 50 goats, developed his farm, planted and sold a variety of crops, and bought a hammer mill. He says the secret to his success is thinking of farming as a way to make money, not just as a traditional way of life – adopting new technologies and methods, crop diversification, record keeping and good planning also help.
22 November 2011
The Zambian Government has maintained an open door policy to refugees from war-torn countries since the 1960s. Since then, the United Nations has provided legal protection, shelter and food assistance to new arrivals as well as to vulnerable groups, such as the sick, elderly or disabled living in the refugee settlements.
8 November 2011
Poverty not only restricts children’s physical and mental development, it also limits their ability to dream and imagine a better life for themselves. WFP - through the daily hot meals provided by the Home Grown School Feeding Programme - is helping almost one million school children across Zambia. This regular and nutritous meal satisfies grumbling tummies while allowing children to focus on the essentials of learning.
7 October 2011
Through the Purchase for Progress scheme - or P4P, as it is known - WFP and its partners are helping to provide an alternative market for farmers and to transform the way they do business.
28 June 2011
The recently launched Home Grown School Feeding programme is designed to bring benefits not just to school children but also to the wider community, particularly to small-scale farmers. The new programme will be implemented in 31 districts and aims to feed one million school-going children in 2011.
- Interpreting World Food Day Source: Times of Zambia
- Community Schools: Narrowing illiteracy Source: Times of Zambia
- Zambia can lead region in mitigating malnutrition, says UN local boss Source: Zam Net (Zambia)
- WFP to spend $16m on social protection Source: The Post Newspapers Zambia
- Zambia, Brazil to end hunger Source: Zambia Daily Mail
- 11 October 2012 First Lady of Zambia Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata
- 15 December 2011 Small Scale Farmers Taking Farming As Serious Business
- 22 November 2011 Food Relief for Refugees in Zambia