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UK Gives Zambia £25m to Support Conservation Farming
June 25, 2016
Speaking at the launch of the Climate Smart Agriculture Zambia in Chibombo, Ms Emma Donnelly, Head of DFID Zambia said:
“Two thirds of the labour force in Zambia is engaged in agriculture, 78% of whom are women farmers. With Zambia’s great untapped agriculture potential, increasing the productivity and incomes of farmers is an effective way to support inclusive growth and reduce poverty. And by increasing farmers’ ability to withstand droughts in the face of increased temperatures, reduced rainfall and more extreme weather DFID will help farmers to maintain their standard of living even during dry spells.”
The UK Government through the Department for International Development (DFID), will work with the Conservation Farming Unit (CFU) to support rural Zambian farming families to improve livelihoods through building their resilience to climate change. The CFU is a not-for-profit Zambian organisation established to promote climate smart agricultural practices and policies and has previously been funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.