27 September 2010
Shelling maize in Zambia traditionally relies on the manual labor of women and children. “Whether they like it or not, each year children are brought to my village to assist the farm during the shelling season,” says Patrick Namasiku, a small scale farmer in Central Province.
3 August 2010
“Seeing the desperation and helplessness of people following the earthquake in Haiti was the most emotionally and physically draining experience of my career”, said Purnima Kashyap, Deputy Country Director, World Food Programme (WFP) Zambia, who was a part of the Humanitarian Assistance team soon after the Haitian earthquake in January 2010.
19 July 2010
Mary Mweetwa thought the future looked grim for her kids when she tested positive for HIV last year. But she has found that with food assistance and treatment she can in fact carry on looking after her family. WFP will highlight the importance of nutrition at the AIDS 2010 conference in Vienna this week. Read news release
23 June 2010
Through loans given under the Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot project, WFP Zambia is enabling smallholder farmers get their own tractors and other equipment. The results: improved land preparation and higher yields all round...
26 January 2010
For Zambia’s poor, collecting precious food rations often involves a long trek to a central distribution point and then a long walk back with a heavy load. But now, WFP is using scratch cards and cell phones to allow beneficiaries to choose when and where to pick up their food.
5 December 2009
Smallholder farmers in developing countries would have much to gain from vibrant agricultural markets. How to foster the development of these markets and ensure poor farmers have access to them are the key questions on the table in Rome at the Purchase for Progress Annual Review Meeting on 8-10 December.
28 September 2009
In the first year of an exciting initiative funded mainly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, 42,000 smallholder farmers all over the world have been involved in selling food to WFP through the 'Purchase For Progress' pilot programme.
11 June 2009
Poor households all over the developing world are eating fewer and less nutritious meals and many are cutting back on healthcare and schooling for children, according to new WFP research on the effects of the financial crisis. Read WFP call to G8 ministers
26 July 2007
WFP has warmly welcomed its first ever contribution of food from the Zambian government, a donation of 10,000 metric tons of maize worth US$2.5 million that will allow hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Zambians to keep receiving crucial food assistance beyond September.
8 December 2006
James T. Morris, the U.N. Special Envoy for Southern Africa, on Saturday praised the Government of Malawi, UN agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs) for helping to stave off food crises in the last few years but urged all actors to now embrace other challenges facing the country.
- 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