Zambia: Farmers receive funds from World Bank to preserve forests

The World Bank has disbursed over 814 thousand U.S dollars to communities and farmer cooperatives in Eastern Province.

World Bank country manager Ina Ruthenberg says 60 percent of the amount will be given to farmers for actions taken to reduce pressure on forests.

Ms. Ruthenberg says the project demonstrates how to twin local development and climate change goals in the agriculture sector.

She said this during the transfer of carbon payments from World Bank Bio Carbon fund to participating farmers in Eastern Province.

Ms. Ruthenberg says Zambia is the second country in Africa to receive the fund.



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