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17 May 2018 description

Population growth and growing water use by farming and industry also are putting pressure on the country's dwindling water resources

By Danstan Kaunda

LUSAKA, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Faced with longer droughts and growing water demand, the Zambian government has introduced fees on groundwater use.

Under a new executive order that came into effect in March, owners of domestic boreholes are for the first time required to pay a one-off fee of 250 kwacha ($25) to have their well licensed.

14 Mar 2018 description

by Shenggen Fan | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 08:00 GMT

More investments are needed to end hunger—but how much will it cost? Estimates range from $7 billion to $265 billion per year.

07 Mar 2018 description

By Charles Mkoka

LILONGWE, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zambian farmers facing more extreme weather are set to get better early warning and weather information to help them cope, as part of a new grant from the Green Climate Fund.

In a funding round announced this week, the international climate fund approved $32 million toward a broader effort by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme to help shore up food security and keep farmers from slipping into poverty.

12 Dec 2017 description

by Lyndsay Griffiths | Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 12 December 2017 02:00 GMT

MAZABUKA, Zambia, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S ugar brought a rush of people and prosperity to the drab highway stop in southern Zambia they now call "Sweet Town" - and with that trade came AIDS.

To mine copper or cut cane, outsiders descended on scruffy, fast-growing towns like Mazabuka, hoping to make a new life and where the men went, a sex industry followed with local women touring bars, inns and truck stops to sell sex to newcomers.

17 Jan 2017 description

Can holding down the cost of milling grain, using renewable energy, hold the line on food prices in Zambia?

By Danstan Kaunda

LUSAKA, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Inonge Imutowana, buying food for her family of six is becoming increasingly costly. On the outskirts of the capital, a 25-kilo bag of staple mealie meal that cost 65 kwacha a year ago now is selling for 140 kwacha ($14).

09 Sep 2016 description

by Danstan Kaunda | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 8 September 2016 07:53 GMT

Farmers may need to switch from maize to millet, sorghum and cassava to survive drought in the long term, experts say

By Danstan Kaunda

LUSAKA, Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lower harvests of maize, wheat and sugarcane as a result of severe weather in the region are pushing up prices for Zambia's staple foods, according to the country's Ministry of Agriculture.

07 Sep 2016 description

When the fields no longer yield enough to care for their families, Zambia's farmers need another source of income

By Whitney Mulobela

LUSAKA, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia's central Mumbwa region, to do what was previously unthinkable.

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08 Jun 2016 description

by Danstan Kaunda | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 12:37 GMT

KAZUNGULA, Zambia, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Munji Malambo and his younger brother used to wake up at 5 a.m. every day to fetch water for their family and livestock. With the nearest working well over two kilometres away, the boys often missed school as they carried enough water home.

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26 Feb 2016 description

Tendai Marima

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bare-chested, Alan Siyampondo shovels soil onto a smoking kiln stuffed with burning teak wood to produce a batch of charcoal in the heart of Dambwa Forest Reserve outside Livingstone.

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18 Feb 2016 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:54 GMT

By Whitney Mulobela

LUSAKA, Feb 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As erratic rainfall leaves Zambia's reservoirs running low and its crops thirsty, the government is planning to harvest water and tap the precious resource more efficiently.

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