Hivos Southern Africa

Southern Africa

Goodbye maize mono diet!

Zambia must diversify its food production and consumption patterns to overcome nagging challenges of hunger and malnutrition and ensure good health for all its citizens.

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Southern Africa

Total liability € 9,4 million

Number of countries 3

Number of partner organisations 38

News

Southern Africa

Zambia needs to rethink its food and agriculture system in order to improve diversity in both food production and consumption, according to the new report “Sustainable Diets for All: Agriculture, food systems, diets and nutrition in Zambia”. The report finds that every US dollar of investment in proven nutrition interventions could potentially generate around USD18 in economic returns from improved health and productivity of the population.

There is a need to promote the consumption of a variety of foods in Zambia, according to Frank Mechielsen, Hivos’ Senior Sustainable Diets for All Programme Manager. In Zambia, many people cannot access healthy and diverse foods. To complicate matters, the Zambian government has traditionally concentrated on promoting the cultivation of maize at the expense of other crops.

Hivos Southern Africa dished out a feast of arts, attracting massive audiences at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) held from May 2 to 7 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Leveraging on its long history of supporting the arts sector in Zimbabwe, the Hivos Southern Africa exhibition stand featured a potpourri of artistic activities including music performances, spoken word and comedy among others.

Blog posts

Hivos joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, commemorated annually on 23 May 2017. Obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor in the absence of timely and adequate medical care, leaving a woman incontinent (lacking voluntary control) of urine or faeces or both.

Hivos Southern Africa conducted a training on outcome harvesting targeted at partner organizations in the Women Empowered for Leadership project in Zimbabwe. Twenty participants underwent the training and expressed enthusiasm at learning how to effectively conduct outcome harvesting processes.

The Women Empowered for Leadership (WE4L) is a five-year programme running from 2016-2020 managed by Hivos and implemented together with local partners in, Jordan and Lebanon, Malawi Zambia, Zimbabwe,.

HIVOS Southern Africa has commended government’s efforts in promoting good health through healthy diets and exercise, to help reduce the number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.

Hivos Southern Africa Regional Advocacy Manager, Sustainable Foods, William Chilufya, in an interview yesterday applauded government for establishing a social determinants department under the Ministry of Health to promote good health.