Zambia http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Zambia Country content en Fighting Malaria In Zambia With Your Cellphone http://www.wfp.org/stories/fighting-malaria-your-cellphone WFP has been contracted by the United Nations Development Programme through the Global Fund to distribute 4.8 million mosquito nets to 980 health centres across the country. Logistics Zambia Local Logistics Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:13:10 +0000 Leighla Bowers 642277 at http://www.wfp.org Draft Animals Give Women New Lease Of Life In Zambia http://www.wfp.org/stories/draft-animals-give-women-new-lease-life-southern-and-luapula-provinces The Women's Empowerment through Animal Traction (WEAT) project is being implemented in two districts, Mazabuka in Southern and Kawambwa in Luapula Province. Heifer International Zambia has worked with community structures and local leadership to identify beneficiaries for the project. Development Operation (DEV) Purchase for Progress Zambia Local Africa Livelihoods Gender Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:33:59 +0000 Khatra Elmi 641176 at http://www.wfp.org Government Support Means School Meals Continue To Boost Learning In Zambia http://www.wfp.org/stories/government-support-means-school-meals-continue-boost-learning-zambia 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. Development Operation (DEV) School Meals Zambia Local Africa School Meals Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:43:09 +0000 Khatra Elmi 640642 at http://www.wfp.org Farming Equipment Helps Communities In Zambia http://www.wfp.org/stories/mechanized-farming-equipment-assists-rural-communities-zambia 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. Zambia Local Crop Production Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:45:53 +0000 Sophia Robele 626328 at http://www.wfp.org Loans for Mechanized Equipment Turn Around Lives of Smallholders in Zambia http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/small-scale-farmer-receives-tractor-through-wfp%E2%80%99s-purchase-progress-pilot In 2010, small-scale farmer Grimsdale Chonpure (53) received a loan through WFP's partner Dunavant Zambia Limited (DZL) to purchase a tractor for ripping and ploughing, as part of WFP's Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative in Zambia. Grimsdale outsources the tractor to other farmers in his Chongwe district community. Typically reliant on animal-drawn equipment for land preparation, farmers are able to significantly boost productivity and save time by using the machine.   Zambia Local Purchase for Progress Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:50:18 +0000 WFP 622068 at http://www.wfp.org Zambia's Smallholder Farmers Flourish With Purchase For Progress http://www.wfp.org/stories/smallholder-farmers-flourish-kawambwa-district-purchase-progress-programme 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.... Purchase for Progress Zambia Local Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:54:44 +0000 Khatra Elmi 620322 at http://www.wfp.org Small-scale Farmers Flourish with Milk For Schools In Zambia http://www.wfp.org/stories/small-scale-farmers-flourish-under-milk-schools-program 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. School Meals Zambia Local Africa Nutrition School Meals Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:11:34 +0000 Jessica Watts 384561 at http://www.wfp.org Interview With WFP's Country Director In Zambia http://www.wfp.org/stories/interview-wfps-country-director-zambia 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. Procurement Zambia Local Africa Crop Production National Capacity Procurement Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:03:23 +0000 Khatra Elmi 368643 at http://www.wfp.org First Lady of Zambia Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata http://www.wfp.org/videos/first-lady-zambia-dr-christine-kaseba-sata Empowering the poor is the key to feeding the nation, says First Lady of Zambia Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata, who calls on governments to ensure that land is used properly to reduce hunger and poverty. Zambia Africa Video stories Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:21:42 +0000 WFP 323363 at http://www.wfp.org WFP And SADC In Historic Alliance To Fight Hunger In Southern Africa http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-and-sadc-historic-alliance-fight-hunger-southern-africa The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) signed a landmark agreement in Botswana on 25 May 2012 to work together to fight food insecurity in the 15 member countries of the SADC region of southern Africa. Angola Congo, Democratic Republic Of Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Namibia South Africa Swaziland Tanzania, United Republic Of Zambia Zimbabwe Local Africa National Capacity Food Security Analysis Nutrition Mon, 28 May 2012 10:40:01 +0000 WFP 250541 at http://www.wfp.org