After years of impressive economic performance and achieving lower middle-income status in 2011, Zambia’s economic performance has stalled in recent years. More than half of its population still lives below the poverty line.
Annual Country Reports (ACR) are a key accountability document produced by country offices on a yearly basis which inform donors how their funds were used during the reporting year. Their purpose is to tell WFP’s performance story in an accurate, transparent and evidence-based manner by assessing the effectiveness, efficiency and economy of our operations in our pursuit towards zero hunger.
“The support from the U.S. government could not have come at a more crucial moment as WFP urgently needs funding to continue providing cash assistance to DRC refugees who depend on our support to put food on their tables,” said Cissy Byenkya, WFP Country Representative in Zambia.
Cash assistance empowers refugees, allowing them to buy varied food items and diversify their diets.
While climate change continues to pose several challenges for Zambia’s smallholder farmers and agricultural productivity, WFP is introducing innovative ways to grow nutritious food such as hydroponic gardening. This factsheet outlines WFP’s key achievements in assisting food insecure populations in Zambia in 2021.
WFP has been overcoming incredible challenges resultant from the pandemic and the associated lockdown to support the Government in assisting the most vulnerable and food- insecure people. This factsheet outlines WFP’s key achievements in Zambia in 2020.