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01 Feb 2008 description

President Levy Mwanawasa has said the Zambian agricultural sector is under threat from the current floods this year and has appealed to India for assistance to help his Government address the various effects of the disasters.

And Dr Mwanawasa has been invited to India for the India-Africa Forum Summit to be held in April this year.

Dr Mwanawasa said here today that Government viewed the agricultural sector as the engine of the national economy and the solution to food insecurity but the sector was this year under threat from the incessant rainfall which had ravaged most parts of the …

27 Aug 2007 description


For many poor people in Southern Africa, a situation of chronic livelihoods insecurity has been unfolding. Many households run a continual risk of being unable to meet their livelihood needs. NGOs across the region have been exploring ways they can ensure poor people achieve better livelihood security.

13 Jul 2006 description

Joint Project of Concern Worldwide (CW), Oxfam International (OI) and the Southern Africa Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)

30 Jun 2005 description


Zambia and the entire southern sub-region experienced drought during the 2004/05 agricultural season. Two thirds of Zambia, mainly the south western parts, was badly affected by erratic rainfall. By mid February and March 2005, most of these areas received little and/or no rainfall at a time when most crops were at critical stage of development. This rainfall situation caused irreversible agronomic damage to most crops.

22 Nov 2004 description

Workshop report - Save the Children (UK) / SARPN

Introductory comments by the organisers

Greg Ramm, SC-UK regional coordinator

23 Jan 2003 description
David Fig
Sociology of Work Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg