ODI's Forum for Food Security in Southern Africa programme provides a forum for all relevant stakeholders to discuss the medium to long term causes of apparent increased vulnerability to food insecurity in Southern Africa, and to generate policy options. It covers the region as a whole and five specific countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It intends to bring together ideas from those in government, official donors, NGOs, and researchers concerned with food security. The purpose of the Forum for Food Security in Southern Africa project is to improve linkages between food security analysis, policy making and implementation. The outputs of country papers, thematic essays, e-discussions and policy seminars will generate insights and policy options that will prove useful to stakeholders.
Tinker, Tailor, Fisherman, Farmer? Local Level Impacts of Food Aid in Rural Zambia and their Implications for Long-term Food Security
Based on a short field study in April 2004 of two areas within the Zambezi Valley, the authors report the case of largely dysfunctional food aid programmes. This forms the basis for a discussion of the wider issues it raises
The People's Voice! A Community Consultation Report on Malawi Food and Nutrition Security Policy Formulation Process
Hunger and food insecurity in Malawi are on-going problems related as much to poor health of the rural population and low incomes as to low maize production and drought.
According to the Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee (LVAC), Lesotho, like the rest of Southern Africa, faces its most serious food security crisis since the severe drought of 1992.