Challenges of Feeding the Hungry in Zambia

Canadian David Stevenson, the UN World Food Programme's man on the ground in Zambia, remains optimistic that despite drought, security risks and thousands of starving refugees affecting the country's food supply, the situation is making progress.

Peter Dudley
Published: Wednesday, 03/01/2006 12:00 am EST

According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET), no fewer than six African countries are in a current state of emergency and appeals for aid have been issued. Despite having its own food security issues, Zambia, missed the list. Embassy spoke with David Stevenson, the 40-year-old Canadian who is the United Nations World Food Programme's Country Director in Zambia, about the current situation in that country.

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