Zambia - Mitigating Impact of COVID-19 on Household Food Security (C19-HFS)

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 May 2021
Signature Date 18 Nov 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 1,052,022.51
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Mitigating Impacts of COVID19 on Household Food Security Project (C19-HFS) is a supplement to the Agriculture Productivity and Market Enhancement Project (APMEP), both financed with Grant resources from the GAFSP Multi-Donor Trust Fund. APMEP is being implemented in Sinazongwe, Gwembe, Chongwe, Rufunsa, Serenje and Chitambo Districts. C19-HFS will be implemented over 2 years in the same districts. The sector goal is to contribute to economic growth and food security. The objective of C19-HFS is to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID19 on Household Food Security in the project areas in which APMEP has been operating with 3 components: (1) Agriculture Production and Productivity; (2) Value Chain Development and Market Linkages; and (3) Institutional Strengthening. C19-HFS is mainly aligned to supplement and boost food security through components 1, 2 and 3 (Nutrition). The Project will be mainly financed by a GAFSP Grant of USD 1.40 (UA 0.97) million.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to reduce poverty by ensuring sustained income, food and nutritional security among households in participating Districts. The C19-HFS aims to protect and sustain the gains made by APMEP in food and livelihood security, in the face of threats from COVID19 pandemic.


C19-HFS is expected to directly benefit about 5,000 COVID19 affected people [including 3,750 women (75%) and 1,000 youths (20%)]. In addition, about 5,000 people will indirectly benefit along the commodity value chain. The Project will create about 150 full-time skilled/semi-skilled and 40 part-time unskilled jobs in crop, livestock and fisheries production through agri-business, processing and marketing. The Project will promote good agricultural practices to increase production and productivity through supply of inputs for crops, livestock and aquaculture activities Increased food supply will reduce malnutrition among under-5 children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Participating Organization

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
Government Of Zambia


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-AA0-038
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name BANGWE Lewis Mupeta

Geographic Location

Country Zambia
Coordinates Location Name
-17.22236 27.47913 Sinazongwe District
-16.5 28 Gwembe District
-15.1489499066 29.5241756439 Rufunsa District
-15.72 29.33 Chongwe District
-13.36222 30.23433 Serenje District
-12.8636 30.56715 Chitambo District