Large, sparsely populated and politically stable, Zambia has vast agricultural potential.
Self Help Africa’s largest project is a five-year Irish Aid funded local development project that commenced in Northern Province in early 2013.
Programme focus is on two key areas: sustainable agriculture and nutrition.
Current projects cover: food and nutrition security; research into and production of improved varieties of seeds; rural enterprise development; savings and credit; income generation; watershed management; sustainable agriculture and environmental rehabilitation.
The country programme works primarily through farmer commodity producer groups, seed producer groups, research stations, local NGOs, civil society organisations and local government to reach smallholder farmers.
Full Name: Republic of Zambia
Population: 17.6 million (World Bank Data 2018)
Population Growth (Yearly): 3.01%
Area: 581,309 SQ KM (224,080 SQ Miles)
Major Languages: English (Official), Bemba, Tonga, Nyanja, Lozi, Lunda, Kaonde, Luvale
Major Religions: Christianity, Traditional Beliefs
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