Zambia Country content en Smokeless Stoves Cook School Meals in Zambia Bulungu Combined School – just outside Mumbwa town in Zambia’s Central Province - uses adapted stoves that reduce the amount of firewood required to cook school meals for the pupils, and the amount of smoke the cooks have to put up with in the kitchen. Centre of Excellence Against Hunger School Meals Zambia Local Africa Climate Change Nutrition School Meals Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:23:29 +0000 Evin Joyce 650559 at How To Dodge A Drought Zambia-style In Zambia, smallholder farmers rely on rain-fed agriculture and constantly face challenges such as erratic rainfall, fragile soil and poor access to markets. Climate change places an additional burden on farmers’ food security by increasing the frequency and intensity of shocks including drought and flooding. That is why WFP is helping farmers build their resilience to such shocks through the Rural Resilience Initiative (R4), an integrated risk management strategy which aims to strengthen farmers’ food and income security in an uncertain world. By Evin Joyce and Arianna Tabegna Climate Change Zambia Africa Crop Production Livelihoods Climate Change Droughts Floods Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:01:54 +0000 WFP 650374 at Building Resilience To Climate Change In Zambia In a drought-prone district of Zambia’s Southern Province, 500 vulnerable smallholder farming households are participating in an innovative Swiss-funded pilot project that aims to build their resilience to climate change. The project is called the ‘R4 – Rural Resilience Initiative’ Zambia Global Climate Change Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:54:31 +0000 WFP 649153 at El Niño Set To Have A Devastating Impact On Southern Africa’s Harvests And Food Security Joint Statement by WFP, FEWS NET, EC-JRC and FAO* Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years. Madagascar Mozambique South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe Africa Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:21:41 +0000 WFP 648981 at WFP Boosts Food Security By Connecting Smallholder Farmers To Global Markets DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced an important agreement which is the next step towards unlocking opportunities for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Rwanda Tanzania, United Republic of Zambia Global Africa Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:10:15 +0000 WFP 648840 at Growing Concern About El Nino’s Impact On Southern Africa As Planting Window Closes JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year. Madagascar Malawi Mozambique Zambia Africa Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:10:29 +0000 WFP 648814 at Visit To Zambia By Executive Director Of The UN World Food Programme LUSAKA – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will make an official visit to Zambia this week, arriving in the capital, Lusaka, on Thursday 14 January and leaving on Sunday 17 January. Zambia Africa Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:17:19 +0000 WFP 648799 at Suffocating Insects to Save School Meals An estimated one-third of food produced globally is lost or wasted. In sub-Saharan Africa, most of this wastage happens following harvests: poor storage facilities lead to crops being spoilt by rain or infested by insects and rodents.For grains alone, the amount lost each year is estimated at US$4 billion. In Zambia, WFP is using a very simple yet effective invention to suffocate insects and save school meals served under the country's Home-Grown School Feeding Programme. Zambia Global Nutrition Procurement Purchase for Progress School Meals Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:16:56 +0000 WFP 647886 at A Road To Prosperity In Zambia The UN’s Rome-based Agencies - the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - and Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock(MAL) are combining forces to help isolated farming villages in northern Zambia get out of poverty and into business. In April 2015, an RBA-MAL team visited the village of Chimpili, Luwingu district, to talk to farmers about the best way to get produce to market. Zambia Global Rome-based agencies (RBAs) P4P Stories from the field Capacity Building Focus on Women Gender Procurement Purchase for Progress Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:18:22 +0000 WFP 647752 at Cow Dung – A Source Of Fuel, Fertiliser & Pride In A Zambian School A primary school in eastern Zambia has become the focus of attention for a group of international experts and academics specialising in a climate change, nutrition, sustainable value chains and mobile technology. They are particularly interested in an innovative pilot project benefiting education, nutrition, community development and environmental sustainability within Zambia's 'Home Grown School Feeding’ programme... Zambia Centre of Excellence against Hunger Climate Change Nutrition Procurement Purchase for Progress School Meals Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:02:41 +0000 WFP 647734 at