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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)

13 Jul 2006 description

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

13 Jul 2006 description

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

06 Apr 2006 description

The Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP) promotes change and provides support to practitioners and policy makers in southern Africa on hunger and vulnerability issues. RHVP is launching a new website on 5 April. www.wahenga.netwill reach a wide and diverse audience and encourage them to engage in the hunger and vulnerability debate.

01 Dec 2005 description

This document is a report on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

05 Dec 2004 description

Stephen Turner and Martin Adams*

Some definitions

Food security refers to 'access by all people at all times to sufficient food for an active and healthy life'.1

Land tenure security refers to secure access by, and land rights for, people who wish to use and occupy land for diverse purposes.

22 Nov 2004 description

Workshop report - Save the Children (UK) / SARPN

Introductory comments by the organisers

Greg Ramm, SC-UK regional coordinator

31 Mar 2003 description

No-one working in the public health, education or social sectors in Zimbabwe in the 1980s would have predicted the breadth and depth of the country.s current humanitarian crisis. At the time of writing this paper, 7, 2 million people in Zimbabwe, at least 60% of the population, need food aid. Nearly half a million farmworkers need assistance for food needs or displacement and only 30% of national drug needs for treating malaria are available, Child dropouts from schools are increasing and 19-46% of the adult population are estimated to be HIV positive (Zimvac 2002; UNRRU 2002).

30 Mar 2003 description

On 20 February SARPN hosted a discussion on the hunger crisis in Southern Africa. Francis Ng'ambi of the Malawi Economic Justice Network spoke on the Causes and Consequences of the Crisis in Malawi and the Role of Civil Society while Mike Sackett, Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa at the World Food Programme spoke on the topic "Catastrophe Averted but Crisis Continues". This was followed by a round table discussion.

Causes and consequences of the crisis in Malawi and the role of civil society

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