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School Meals
22 November 2010

WFP Zambia is providing school meals to 300,000 children in 829 schools in the country. School meals encourage children from poor households to go to school, stay in class and learn. Meet a 15 year-old pupil, Eliza Sabolo, who has as a result been able to learn and keep her dream of becoming of journalist alive. From 2011, the School Meals programme will be graduated into the Home Grown School Feeding initiative that will feed 1 million children in conjunction with the Zambian Government under the Ministry of Education.

 

Livelihoods
11 October 2010

A retailer redeeming WFP electronic vouchers is opening a large one-stop shop. She says the prospect of regular business from WFP beneficiaries has given her the financial security to plan this new venture.
 

Purchase for Progress
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.

Emergencies
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.

Focus on Women, HIV/AIDS
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

P4P Stories from the field, Purchase for Progress
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.

Purchase for Progress
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.

Urban Food Insecurity, Food Prices, Food Security Analysis
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