16 December 2010
Every day thousands of Zambian children go to school hungry because they come from poor homes. This hinders their ability to concentrate and learn. What is even worse is that some children are unable to attend school altogether because they are needed by their families to help with work or to search for food.
22 November 2010
Chibengelele School in Chongwe, Zambia, is an example of the positive results that can be achieved when a dedicated community and visionary school authorities work together. A beneficiary of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) pilot solar lighting programme, the school has flourished into an innovative and environmentally concerned leader in the community.
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.
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.
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.
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- Zambia, Brazil to end hunger Source: Zambia Daily Mail
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