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Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia are collaborating to improve the productivity of staple food crops, such as maize, rice, and legumes.
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The overall poverty rate in Zambia is 57.5% and as high as 84.3% in Eastern Province.
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Soil nutrient levels in the province have diminished and longer dry seasons stunting crop growth.
Zambia has high rates of chronic malnutrition (40%) and early childbearing.
The Female Youth Livelihoods and Nutrition Enhancement Project (FYNEP) has increased the consumption of micronutrient-rich foods among young girls and women in western Zambia.
Through it, households are making more types of food available year-round.
The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.
As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.
Around 25% of the 60 million forcibly displaced people across the globe are in Africa, where some countries have hosted large refugee populations for over 20 years
The World Bank and its partners are providing long term, sustainable development solutions to help address this issue
New support is arriving in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, home to more than 12.9 million displaced people
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
Sur les 60 millions de personnes contraintes à l’exode dans le monde, environ 25 % se trouvent en Afrique où plusieurs pays accueillent de nombreux réfugiés depuis plus de vingt ans.
La Corne de l’Afrique et la région des Grands Lacs, qui abritent près de 13 millions de personnes déplacées, vont bénéficier d’un nouveau plan d’aide.
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016— The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a $20 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to help support the Government of Zambia implement its program of local integration for long term refugees.
The Zambia Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project aims to improve access to livelihoods and socio-economic infrastructure for displaced people and host communities in the two targeted resettlement areas of Meheba in North-Western and Mayukwayukwa in the Western Provinces of Zambia.
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with Michael Trucano
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WASHINGTON, February 19, 2015 — Three innovative, award-winning projects from Africa were highlighted at a global event on February 19, 2015, which was broadcast live from World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, D.C. The projects show how agriculture, nutrition and food security goals can be achieved in a single development program.
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Countries working to provide quality health care often face bottlenecks in keeping remote health clinics stocked with essential medicines. This isn’t necessarily because they can’t afford sufficient drugs and supplies. Delivery may be stymied by bad roads and poor communications systems. Or the distribution process may have been established for a centralized system and can no longer keep pace with the growth in clinics in faraway settlements.
WASHINGTON, 11 septembre 2013 — Les partenaires du Programme mondial pour l’agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire (GAFSP), un fonds fiduciaire multidonateur établi en 2010 dans le but d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire dans les pays les plus pauvres de la planète, ont annoncé aujourd’hui que huit pays — Burkina Faso, Honduras, Mali, Nicaragua, Ouganda, République kirghize, Yémen et Zambie — recevront des dons d’un montant de 254,5 millions de dollars pour financer des initiatives nationales visant à accroître la productivité agricole, améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, …
WASHINGTON, September 11, 2013—Partners in the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a multi-donor trust fund established in 2010 to improve food security in the world’s poorest countries, today announced the allocation of $254.5 million in grants to eight countries. The grants will support country-led initiatives to increase agricultural productivity, improve food and nutrition security, and reduce poverty in Burkina Faso, Honduras, Kyrgyz Republic, Mali, Nicaragua, Uganda, Yemen, and Zambia.
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$31 million grant and a US$5 million loan from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) of the Strategic Climate Fund to support the Government of Zambia’s efforts to strengthen its institutional framework for climate resilience, and boost the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities in one of the poorest areas of Zambia – the Barotse sub-basin of the Zambezi.
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of US$ 89.4 million to support efforts of the Governments of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia to boost food and farm productivity.
Agriculture is the largest sector in the economies of the three countries and a major source of livelihoods for an estimated 277 million people living across southern Africa. Raising agricultural productivity is critical for fighting poverty, achieving food security and protecting the environment.