Word Food Programme Increases Budget For Zambia By USD 9.2 Million

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The United Nation Word Food Programme (WFP) Board approved the proposed budget increase of USD 9.2 million for the Zambia Country Programme 200157 (WFP/EB.1/2015/7-A/2), with an extension of ten months from March 2015 to December 2015.

In line with the Zambia country strategy (2011–2015), WFP is implementing Country programme 200157 for Zambia to support social protection for vulnerable households, including assistance for the Government’s national social-protection strategy and Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.

This includes assisting the Government in its national social protection strategy and Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme.

The Zambia Country Programme has had three significant budget revisions for adjustments of landside transport, storage and handling, direct support costs and other direct operational costs.

This latest budget revision, effective from March to December 2015, seeks to:
i)   continue HGSF in order to reach 1 million children and incorporate successful elements of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot into the school meals programme;
ii)  increase support for capacity development and augmentation in components 1 and 2; and
iii) introduce support for resilience-building through the Rural Resilience Initiative (R46) in component

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