In the largest of seven administrative districts in Zambia, Mufumbwe District, the population is sparse, about 80 000 people, 80% of whom lived below the poverty line. It is here that a climate smart agriculture project is bearing its fruits (and vegetables), bananas, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes.
Improving the standard of living of the poor in rural communities is part of a Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) programme, one of the four climate-smart technology programmes launched in the Southern African countries of Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Centre for Coordination of Agriculture Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA).
According to the Zambian Agribusiness Magazine, the project is also receiving extension services from the agriculture ministry, and beneficiaries have been trained in partnership with the ministry.
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