Zambia faces food insecurity – WFP

ZAMBIA is among southern African countries likely to experience severe food insecurity due to poor rains and crop infestations, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said.

But Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya says despite the poor rainfall patterns in some parts of the country, Zambia will not experience hunger.

WFP says large swathes of land across the region, from South Africa to Zambia, have been hit by high temperatures and low rainfall while an invasive crop-eating fall armyworm outbreak has shrunk cereal crop production for 2018.
“Poor rains and crop infestations in southern Africa are threatening deeper hunger across the region, with millions of people, particularly children at risk,” WFP regional programme advisor Brian Bogart notes in…

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