Strengthening climate resilience of agricultural livelihoods in Agro-Ecological Regions I and II in Zambia
- Health, food and water security
- Livelihoods of people and communities
Location & People
- Zambia ZM
- Public / Private
- Project size:
- E&S Risk category:
- Category A
- Category B
- Category C
- Instrument Grant USD
- Ministry of Agriculture Grant USD
- Water Resources Management Authority Grant USD
- United Nations Development Programme Grant USD
Project ownersAccredited Entity
- Access Modality: International
- Ministry of Agriculture Zambia
Zambia, a landlocked country with approximately 70 percent of the workforce dependent on rain-fed agriculture, is highly vulnerable to climate-induced precipitation variability. While floods often result in immediate disasters, the increased frequency of drought is expected to present a longer-term threat to Zambia's agricultural livelihoods.
This initiative focuses on smallholder farmers in two agro-ecological regions covering the five provinces of Eastern, Lusaka, Muchinga, Southern and Western. It will take a value-chain approach and help to provide a number of benefits, including increased access to climate information services, support for climate-resilient agricultural inputs and practices, sustainable water management, and alternative livelihoods.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 7 years.
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ms. Adriana Dinu Tel: +1 212 906 5143 Mr. Lucas Black Tel: +1 212 906 5842
- National Planning Department, Ministry of Finance Zambia Mr. Chola Chabala