World Bank invests $33m into forests, agriculture
The World Bank has given Zambia US$33.05 million to tackle climate change, Minister of Development Planning Lucky Mulusa has said.
Mr Mulusa said at a press briefing inLusaka yesterday that the initiative will be implemented under a project dubbed Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Programme (ZIFL-P).
ZIFL-P, whose main objective is emission reduction, is a two-phased project which will first run for five years and then 10 years, initially in the Eastern Province only.
Mr Mulusa said the programme has been approved by the Government and has been designed as a multi-sectoral programme focusing on forestry, agriculture, wildlife and land use planning and management.
“I wish to announce that the World Bank on May 4, 2017, approved financial support towards the implementation of the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Programme in all the nine districts of Eastern Province,” Mr Mulusa said.