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FAO to Scale Up Nutrition and Mitigate climate change

By Hamungala Blessed Richard Junior

Wednesday, 6th April, 2022

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has disclosed its quest to create improved systems to Scale Up Nutrition and Mitigate climate change.

Speaking on Wednesday when she inspected the SUN-2 projects in Choma district, FAO country representative her Excellency SUZE PERCY FILIPPINI said the ambitious approach is meant to enable community members sustainably combat climate change and help alleviate poverty.

FAO country representative her Excellency SUZE PERCY FILIPPINI inspecting the SUN-2 projects in Choma district

She has however took this rare privilege to urge women to invest in tree planting in a bid to sustain their families.

DR. FILIPPINI adds that despite trees being affected at a minimal level, preventing the vice is cardinal to safeguard both food and medicine security.

Meanwhile, DR. FILIPPINI says her organization will continue supplementing government efforts in combating climate change and help alleviating poverty in communities.

And Choma District Tree Nurseries Association acting chairperson CHARLES PHIRI bemoans lack of proper market for his association which is in the business of nursery trees growing.

Meanwhile, Choma Charcoal Association Chairperson EPHEALOS NDELE says his organisation grows tree in response to climate change and also for job creation.

Nursery trees being grown at Choma District Tree Nurseries Association

Earlier on, DR. FILIPPINI and her FAO team started their inspections with a courtesy call on Choma Mayor his worship JAVEN SIMOLOKA.

DR. FILIPPINI explained to the mayor various projects FAO is undertaking in the district.

And Choma Mayor JAVEN SIMOLOKA thanked FAO for their support rendered to Choma Residents.

DR. FILIPPINI paying a courtesy call on Choma Mayor his worship JAVEN SIMOLOKA

Before inspecting some fish projects in SIKALONGO VILLAGE in Chief COOMA’s chiefdom, her Excellency SUZE PERCY FILIPPINI did not forget paying a courtesy call on Chief COOMA at his palace.

And Chief COOMA thanked FAO for their support rendered to SIKALONGO villagers in his Chiefdom.

DR. FILIPPINI paying a courtesy call on Chief COOMA at his palace.

And in SIKALONGO village, She toured among other projects, SIKALONGO DAM which has over 1200 fish fingerlings.

The project empowers members of the community through accessing fingerlings and also matured fish for consumption.

SIKALONGO DAM with over 1200 fish fingerlings

The Zambia SUN-2 FAO Program is in close collaboration with the the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Food Program (WFP) and is being implemented by the Government of the republic of Zambia, strengthens synergies for a collective and coordinated action to deal with all the multiple causes of malnutrition in all 17 districts of Zambia.

Since its commencement, Zambia SUN-2 FAO Program component has contributed massively to reduction in malnutrition pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under two (2) years of age in all 17 districts of Zambia through improvements in dietary and quality.

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