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Hivos urges building of resilient food system in Africa

MAJORITY of Zambian farmers, particularly small-scale farmers, have very low levels of mechanisation and usually depend on hand tools and rudimentary implements for cultivation

KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka
THE coronavirus is a wakeup call for Zambia and other African countries to establish resilient food system to remain food-secure, Hivos, a Dutch development-based organisation, has said.
Hivos said long global supply chains and limited food control for most countries have made the entire food system vulnerable to disruptions like the COVID-19 lockdowns, leading to food insecurity and rising food prices.
According to the latest Hivos update on COVID-19: “ A wakeup call to rebuild the global food system, governments needs to work with other stakeholders to ensure that low-income and vulnerable groups do not suffer from food insecurity in the CLICK TO READ MORE






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