Programme Against Malnutrition

Disaster Response
Established, Coordinated and implemented a national disaster response programme after the 1991/92 drought that affected Zambia. Through the National Programme to prevent Malnutrition (NPPM) network of NGOs, 250,000 Mt of relief food and non-food stuff were distributed to about 2.5 million people. PAM also managed and participated in the 1993/94, 1995/96 and 1997/98 Relief Programmes coordinated by the Office of the Vice President. No deaths related to hunger were recorded during these periods.

Disaster Mitigation
Through the Post Drought Rehabilitation programme (PDRP) between 1993 to 1994, helped to rehabilitate vulnerable small scale farmers affected by drought of 1991/92, by distributing early maturing and drought tolerant seed varieties, promoting crop diversification, rehabilitated bridges, constructed community storage sheds and schools.

Promoting Food Security, Incomes and Nutrition
Between 1995 – 2000 through the Emergency Seed Distribution and Drought Rehabilitation Programme, PAM distributed 4,811 Mt seeds and planting materials to over 2,000,000 households. This programme promoted crop diversification through the cassava, sweet potato toes, cowpeas and groundnuts. The Programme contributed to the Food Balance Sheet of the nation. The programme was funded by the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and some Donors (The Norwegian and Swedish Governments wee the major donors).From 2000 – 2003, through the SHAPES Project, PAM has established local seed entrepreneurs, seed associations and promotes food processing and storage. SHAPES is funded by GRZ, Sida and Norad. From 2001 – 2003, through the Food Security Pack Programme, in improving crop productivity and household food security to about 600,000 farm families in all 73 districts. The Food Security Pack Programme is a GRZ funded programme jointly implemented by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MACO) and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Capacity Building of NGO/CBO and Partners
Trained NGO/CBOs in project management, accountability of resources, participatory methodologies, storage management, and conservation farming techniques, food processing, food security and disaster management.

PAM sits on a number of committees and Associations and advocates on policy issues on agriculture, food security, nutrition, safety net, health, water, sanitation and rural poverty.

PAM works with over 100 NGOs both local and international. An effective network of various stakeholders at district level involving NGOs/GRZ staff have been established, through which information to and from communities can be channeled for policy action. PAM collaborates with office of the Vice President (OVP), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MACO), Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS). National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and bi-lateral and multilateral Donors such as Swedish International Development Aid (Sida), Norwegian Government (NORAD), FEWSNET, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).