The papers have been written by residents of each country with knowledge of and expertise in the food security and policy environment. Food and nutrition security the national food and nutrition. Zambia food security brief page 4 the following definitions guide the analysis of the food security brief. The laws of zambia copyright ministry of legal affairs, government of the republic of zambia an act to provide for the development of commercial fishing in the. The capacity of the target group to claim and uphold their right to food increased through awareness raising and empowerment. Retail prices of cereals have increased generally since mid.
Rhoda mofyamukuka is research fellow at indaba agricultural policy research institute. Most recently the zambia vac april 2003 failed to find any evidence to support the notion of new variant famine operating in the country. Contextualising and examining the food security pack programme in zambia. Food and nutrition security in zambia fanser global programme food and nutrition security, enhanced resilience context despite its political stability and past economic growth, zambia is still characterised by high levels of poverty and unemployment. Indaba agricultural policy research institute iapri 26a middleway, kabulonga, lusaka, zambia. Zambia food security outlook update, october 2017 to may. Care international in zambia has begun investigating how feasible the creation of a market for sorghum is. Gender aware approaches in agricultural programmes. National maize production forecast above average in 2020, but shortfalls expected in southern and western areas. The initial signs are encouraging, but the work is just beginning. Mozambique, lesotho, zambia and zimbabwe and document the current priority food security concerns there, together with the range of stakeholder opinions on them. Overview of the current food security crisis in zambia.
The state of food insecurity in lusaka, zambia chileshe mulenga mulenga, c. The food security pack program the food security pack fsp program is a social protection scheme which was launched in the 20002001 agricultural season as a government of the republic of zambia grz funded initiative covering all the countrys districts. Social cash transfers, zambia published on 27 feb 2009 by edward elgar publishing. Most people have been affected in the areas of food security, health, sanitation, education and employment. Foodsecure zambia set to feed region zambia daily mail. Since the 1970s, zambia has been experiencing economic and social problems resulting in deteriorating living standards and conditions for most of the people.
Zambia wbti report 2008 pdf 3 mb lusaka urban district rapid nutrition assessment report 2008 this report is based on a rapid assessment conducted in december, 2008 to ascertain the levels of malnutrition in lusaka urban. Zambia is in a unique position because despite having registered economic growth over the past few years, and having tremendous natural resources, the number. Znbc sunday interview on food security in zambia copperbelt minister lusambo meets security chiefs, wants security beefed up previous article govt releases money for chingolasolwezi road and others. Framed field experiments in zambia published on january 15, 2020. Jun 25, 2003 zambia recorded a maize deficit during the 20012002production season. Harald nyeggen sommer, expressed his gratitude and excitement on his appointment saying that coming to zambia is a positive challenge. The national food and nutrition policy food any solid or liquid that provides nourishment to the body. Though there were surpluses in other crops, its food security situation is serious. In zambia as elsewhere, agricultural production is focussed on one staple cereal. Zambia has an opportunity to set a unique example for crosssectoral collaboration to help improve health and economic development outcomes by targeting food safety risks. Food security access by all households to food needed for a healthy life for all its members adequate in terms of quality, quantity, safety and culturally acceptable and.
This is an interesting example of an innovative approach in a. Pdf zambia is a landlocked country located in southern central africa and it is one of the poorest countries in the world and is considered a least. Zimbabwe food security issues paper forum for food security. While zambias is undergoing rapid development, it still faces food security challenges, but a joint research project is looking at how these can be tackled, looking forward to how countries in southern africa can achieve sustainable forms of development, as envisaged by the proposed sustainable development goals sdgs. Boon tubers in africa is the lowest in comparison to the other regions of the world. Food security access by all households to food needed for a healthy life for all its members adequate in terms of quality, quantity, safety and culturally acceptable and when it is not at undue risk of losing such access. In order to best understand it and find ways to improve peoples food security it must be studied from different perspectives. Afr bureau team members were hope sukin, nutritionmiealth officer and fenton sands, agricultural economist.
May 2017 food security improves with better supply and consumption of. For most rural households in zambia, the cultivation of maize provides their primary source of income, as well as food. Zambia has just completed the general election and under a new constitution. Apr 28, 2020 following several years of large export volumes of maize, which averaged nearly 400 000 tonnes annually 201516. Zambia nutrition guidelines for care and support of people. As a crop, maize is particularly vulnerable to drought, and increasingly erratic and lower rainfall has had a severe impact on maize production in southern zambia. Participating from dchefp, were food for peace officers, michelle cachaper and paul novick. Between 1964 and 1991, the policy of the zambia government was that to ensure food security through increased crop production and availability by providing. Food security and adaptation impacts of potential climate. Impact of food security on economic growth in africa. Foreword in response to the persistent inequalities of women in farming despite decades of development assistance, team agriculture, forestry and food security at sida headquarters has initiated a thematic. Stunting rates in zambia stand at 40 percent, with 21 percent being severe.
Gtz has further offered to assist the province in producing a training manual for. The number of people at risk of food insecurity rose. Zambia food security outlook update, october 2017 to may 2018. Zambia security intelligence service act an act to provide for the establishment of the zambia security intelligence service, its functions and discipline. As incomes continue to d ecline, human survival has become more and more difficult. In the private sector, a number of food enterprises are upgrading their food safety practices to stay on par with their peers abroad. A poverty and social impact analysis of three reforms in. Despite its rich agricultural resources, zambia has continued to experience chronic food and nutrition insecurity. Politically this is an opportunity because the new constitution and the full five year government mandate will promote economic stability. Zimbabwe food security issues paper forum for food. Overview the food security pack fsp was initiated in the 200001 agricultural season as a government of the republic of zambia grz funded programme covering all the countrys 72 agricultural districts.
Our motto summarizes food security as healthy food for all, and thats what we strive for through our many projects, resources, and the work we do. Fsp provides basic farming inputs to vulnerable but viable. Zambia must reduce the deforestation rate to ensure a green economy and sustianbale development. Reducing poverty, improving food security for farmers in. Stunting has remained the most common nutritional disorder affecting children under the age of five. Food policies and food security in zambia nordic journal of. Food security and economic empowerment remain key issues. Smuggling of maize threatens zambias food security ps. From october 2017 to may 2018, the projected food security outcomes are based on the following key assumptions. For example, if there is a storm or strike, and ferries cannot deliver food to our province, this disruption to distribution increases in the cost of food, and decreases the availability of food pretty quickly. Rural areas are particularly affected, with 75 percent of the population considered to be. This thesis assesses the impact of agricultural policy changes on household food security in southern zambia. There are some accepted economic realities such as a current tight fiscal space, climate change, and a poor rural sector.
The government is revising its food safety strategy and preparing new legislation to improve and modernize food safety governance. Zambia food security outlook update, june 2017 to january 2018 22 jun 2017 zambia wfp. Zambia fao statfood,nutrition and food security zambia. Zambia security intelligence service act national assembly. Units food supply kcalcapitaday 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011. There is a growing debate in zambia about the impacts of hivaids on food security. Changes in stakeholder perceptions of the quality of institutional architecture and quality of agriculture and food security policy processes in zambia, fsp research paper 168. Clearly, food insecurity in zambia is a complex and chronic development issue that will require the longterm commitment of the government and the support of usaid and other major donors to be effectively resolved. It aligns with zambia s key development goals for poverty reduction and food security, as well as its goal to become a prosperous middleincome country by 2030.
Summary of results and plans and brief description of strategy of food security programme in zambia, including overall objectives and target groups. Though there were surpluses in other crops, its food security situation. The following analysis of food security, health and nutrition in zambia was conducted by a. The zambia food security research project fsrp field research team is comprised of.
Aug 09, 2017 while zambias is undergoing rapid development, it still faces food security challenges, but a joint research project is looking at how these can be tackled, looking forward to how countries in southern africa can achieve sustainable forms of development, as envisaged by the proposed sustainable development goals sdgs. Changes in stakeholder perceptions of the quality of institutional architecture and quality of agriculture and food security policy processes in zambia published on january 15, 2020 h. Zambias food security challenges are exacerbated by high dependence on rainfed agriculture and the lack of market incentives that would encourage a shift from subsistence farming. Food security and nutritional status of vulnerable rural inhabitants with limited agricultural skills improved through sustainable agriculture, microcredit and awareness raising on nutrition. A poverty and social impact analysis of three reforms in zambia. This would also involve food producers, government, consumer and industry organizations, and academia. Gender aware approaches in agricultural programmes zambia country report utv working paper 2010. Economic development, environment, and food security. Through the feed the future initiative, usaid tackles rural poverty and malnutrition with activities that address policy issues, promote access to markets and enterprise development, and facilitate privatesector.
Agricultural policies and food security of smallholder farmers in zambia 23 staple diet in urban areas and most rural areas in zambia dorosh et al. Zambia has a generalised hiv epidemic fuelled by structural factors, gender and social norms, unequal distribution of wealth, and unemployment. The usaid zambia economic development offices approach to reducing poverty in zambia based on three pillars. Global bureau, office of agriculture and food security, and the africa. Zambia recorded a maize deficit during the 20012002production season. Maize contributes the major part of the food energy supply in zambia, while nutrientrich foods such as legumes, animalsource. Agriculture and livestock minister given lubinda has said extreme climate change is affecting nutrition and food security in the region as well as economic growth. Agriculture, food security and climate change in zambia the agricultural sector in zambia accounts for approximately 20% of gdp zda, 2011. H012za may 24, 2007 sector thematic and global evaluation division independent evaluation group. Chizuni ministry of agriculture, zambia introduction between 1964 and 1991, the policy of the zambia government was that to ensure food security through increased crop production and availability by providing high producer prices for various crops, especially maize, the national staple food.
In 2004, the focus of the programme which so far includes only one project in eastern zambia was capacity building and promotion of selfconfidence. The aim of the study was to link the policy changes at a macro level to the experiences of smallscale farmers at a microlevel. The usaidzambia economic development offices approach to reducing poverty in zambia based on three pillars. Zambia food security issues paper overseas development institute. Food policies and food security in zambia jonathan m. This thesis considers food security in terms of the three pillars of availability, access and utilization. Food security in zambia has conventionally been associated with small holder agricultural production and household poverty in the rural areas. Since africa has the second largest population after asia, it is important that this continent become food secured and food selfsufficient if possible in order to reduce the burden.179 912 1372 302 1348 1477 1234 1238 689 1130 523 751 602 18 5 1250 1125 10 928 968 784 404 611 2 1083 212 293 685 795 688 568 581 45 697 809 131 35 750 1487 1170 1095 655 328