The German government has pledged to scale up efforts aimed at improving nutrition in rural areas.
German Cooperation for International Development -GIZ- project coordinator for Agriculture, food and security Moritz Heldmann says his country is injecting €11.5 million in a new nutrition project to help fight malnutrition in rural parts of Zambia.
Mr Heldmann says so far, the project is being carried out in Eastern Province and 27 thousand and five hundred women have been engaged to be trained in good agricultural practices that supports balanced diets.
Mr Heldmann was speaking when he donated education and communication materials on behalf of his organisation to the National Food and Nutrition Commission in Lusaka.
Speaking during the same event National Food and Nutrition Commission Acting executive director Musonda Mofu said government has already started the scaling up food and nutrition initiative in 14 districts countrywide and the coming of the German governments support in Katete and Petauke is timely.