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World Food Programme and GRZ Target 650, 000 People in their Newly Launched Five-Year Plan to End Hunger

The World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia has launched a five-year plan with the aim of eliminating hunger, improving nutrition, and strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to food shocks. The plan seeks to target 650,000 people.

According to their press release, the WFP Country Strategic Plan (2023-2028) is a comprehensive road map that positions the WFP as a major player in building the resilience of smallholder farmers. The Programme has budgeted US$ 98,463,341 for the plan which was arrived at from the results that were extensively consulted among WFP, Government, donors, United Nations agencies, International Financial Institutions such as the International Finance Corporation, World Bank and Africa Development Bank, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academia, youth, and the private sector.

“Launching this five-year plan marks a critical milestone in our collective efforts to end hunger and

malnutrition in Zambia. Our focus is squarely on achieving food and nutrition security by 2030. Working

with our partners can build a more resilient, sustainable, food-secure, and prosperous future for all

Zambians.” WFP’s Country Director in Zambia, Cissy Byenkya was quoted in the release.

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