Water for Life, Livelihoods and Wildlife project, North Luangwa

The small town of Mpika in the north east of Zambia is around 700km north of Lusaka and is situated close to the North Luangwa National Park. The broader region is largely undeveloped and most of the rural population in the region depend on subsistence farming for their families and a modest income from selling their produce at local markets. Infrastructure such as tarred roads, electricity and running water are not commonplace so producing and marketing fresh produce under these circumstances is certainly challenging. Mpika is home to the regional office for the Frankfurt Zoological Society (ZGF) and the Water for Life, Livelihoods and Wildlife in the North Luangwa ecosystem, which is currently being implemented by the Frankfurt Zoological Society, plans to provide clean, running water to a number of communities in the area.

Included in this project is a horticultural project which is currently being implemented by their contractor AgriSmart Zambia. This will include providing the infrastructure, training and inputs for village farmers to improve and expand their horticultural production. The project receives funding from the German Ministry for Development (BMZ) and also from Zambia Hilfe, a German Non-Government Organisation. Included in this project is a horticultural project which is currently being implemented by their partner AgriSmart Zambia. This will include providing the infrastructure, training and inputs for village farmers to improve and expand their horticultural production.

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