THE JCTR BASIC NEEDS AND NUTRITION BASKET
A Simplified Guide to the JCTR Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket
The guide can be used to promote healthy diets and improve knowledge on basic nutrition in Zambia.
JCTR BNNB December 2021
DEMANDING ACTUALISATION OF CUSHIONING INTERVENTIONS CONTAINED IN THE 2022 NATIONAL BUDGET The cost of living for a family of five in Lusaka as measured by the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) for December 2021 stood at K8, 359.80, a K214.52 increase in comparison to the November basket that stood at K8, 145.28. The upward movement in the basket is attributed to increased prices of some selected items. Of note, total food cost increased by a larger margin than non-food items moving from K2, 905.24 to K3, 118.17, an increase of K212.93. The non-food but essential items section on the other hand moved to K5, 241.63 from K5, 240.04, an increase of K1.59. 1kg of other fruits also moved from K109.75 to K159.94, an increase of K50.19. 25Kg bag of mealie meal (roller) moved from K91.14 to K99.28, translating to K198.57 for 2 25kg bags, 40Kg of vegetables also increased by K138.71 from K423.79 to K562.59. Additionally, increases were noted in the prices of 1Kg kapenta which went up by K53.79 from K233.87 to K287.66 and 5kg of chicken moved from K285.35 to K306.42, an increase of K21.07. Price decreases were however recorded in some items. 1Kg pounded groundnuts reduced by K14.35 from K48.65 to K34.30. 2 90Kg bags of charcoal also increased by K20.00 from K756.00 to K776.00. Read more>>>