Farming project changing lives in Zambia
October 24, 2017 by Culture, Europe and External Affairs Communications Team No Comments | Category International Development
Christian Aid Funding Officer Amy Menzies blogs about a project in Zambia that is changing the lives of peope living in the country’s Central Province.
Christian Aid Scotland are working with the Scottish Government in Zambia on the project ‘Making Agriculture a Business’, which will support some of the poorest and most marginalised groups in Central Province.
The project will be helping women and people living with disabilities to be economically empowered and working cooperatively to develop sustainable businesses that can move them out of poverty.
Subsistence farmers will also be supported to diversify their crops, sell more produce at a better price at market, as well as to raise their voice and engage with government and business to improve the business environment.
This is a transformational project which will have impact on the wider agriculture environment in Zambia for women and people with disabilities.
The Scottish Government has awarded the Christian Aid project in Zambia £1.3 million from 2017-2022.