Zambia's Veep Addresses UN Food Pre-Summit

By Wilson Mulinda

Vice President Inonge Wina says Zambia’s strategic position in the SADC region and endowment of land and water must be used grow food and feed the entire region.

Wina says this is because more than 70 percent of the Zambian population depends on Agriculture for their livelihood.

She says many people have lost their jobs and are vulnerable to hunger because of the effects of COVID-19.

The Vice President was speaking during the pre-summit meeting of the United Nations Food Systems Summit.

She said Zambia’s food system value chains have been adversely affected at all levels from production to consumption.

Wina said the country’s development path, like many countries, is premised on placing people at the center, with access to basic needs such as food and water.

She said it is because of such that Zambia looks forward to the forthcoming food summit and is eager to participate as it may assist in addressing some challenges faced by the country.

Source: ZNBC《》RT

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