MORE RADIO LISTENING GROUPS FORMED IN THE EAST

The National Food and Nutrition Commission have yet again formed eight (8) more new Radio Listening Groups in both Lundazi and Petauke districts in the Eastern Province of Zambia. This was necessitated by the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Project supported by USAID, which has mainly focused on the two districts.

 

 

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The National Food and Nutrition Commission is a statutory Board under the Ministry of Health, with the mandate of providing promotional, advisory and regulatory support to government on matters of food and nutrition. The Institution now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of:

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The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in collaboration with the National Food and Nutrition Commission has officially handed over a goat multiplication centre to beneficiaries in Kapilibila ward in Samfya District.

The goat multiplication centre was constructed with support from the National Food and Nutrition Commission’s 1st 1000 Most Critical Days Programme with the goal of increasing small livestock production in the district.

MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND LIVESTOCK SAYS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GOAT MULTIPLICATION CENTRE WILL IMPROVE GOAT DISTRIBUTION UNDER THE SUN PROGRAMME IN SAMFYA

By Jonas Miselo, NAIS Samfya

The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock in Samfya District has changed its approach in the goat pass-on-gift intervention area to make the programme more effective and sustainable to the beneficiaries.

The Nutrition Cooperate Walk recently held in Mbala District of Northern province highlighted a number of issues which are of utmost importance to the improving of nutrition in the district.

In a speech delivered on behalf of the Traditional Leaders, Senior Chief Mwamba mentioned some of the key roles Traditional Leaders play in Nutrition activities.

Some of the roles include how Traditional Leaders reduce traditional beliefs that affect nutrition.

He mentioned that Traditional leaders engage community members to grow and consume locally available diverse foods.

The First 1000 Most Critical Days Programme in Samfya District of Luapula Province continues to score success in reducing child stunting levels by way of various interventions being implemented in the district by the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC).

One of those priority intervention areas under the programme is the training of beneficiaries in fish farming techniques and technologies and is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services.

Sixty (60) year old retiree Mr. Chanda Chewe,decided to settle in his native town Chinsali District, Northern Zambia as a small scale farmer. He invested part of his terminal benefits into farming.
Mr. Chanda is one of the local villagers who has benefited from the First 1000 Most Critical Days Program (MCDP) under the SUN Fund, through a scheme called ‘Goat Pass on Scheme’, that is also partially supported by Heifer International in Chinsali District.

The First 1000 Most Critical Days Program (MCDP) has turned around the life of Joyce Nsofwa, a 49 year old local fish farmer in Chinsali’s Lukonde village, located about 12 km from the main town. Lukonde village has over 25 fish ponds and 20 farmers were engaged into fish farming. 

The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health, as he chaired the national multistakeholder forum, urged the nutrition fraternity to make smarter goals in order to meet the targets. 

On the 15th of February 2016, the National Multi-stakeholder Forum of the SUN First 1000 Most Critical Days programme held their first meeting of the year. 
Led by the National Food and Nutrition Commission and chaired by the Permanent Secretary of Health, the multi-stakeholder forum meets biannually to provide an opportunity for heads of institutions implementing food and nutrition specific and sensitive programs to share and discuss performance of food and nutrition interventions.

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