Self Help Africa

Protecting and Restoring the Environment- Zambia

Poor households depend on farming and fishing in the Kafue basin in Zambia, struggle for their livelihoods. Self Help Africa will address these challenges to improve the resilience, food, income and nutrition security within 3,000 households in three districts in the Kafue. This is a 3 year project.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019


Registered Charity in England and Wales (298830)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


This three year project will take place in the areas where people live in poverty, children are stunted and most of the districts inhabitants depend on the wetland eco-system for their livelihoods. Yields are insufficient for food and income security, business expansion and investment. There is inadequate participation in conservation efforts which lead to communities turning to supplement income through deforestation, unlicensed fishing and charcoal burning. This project will address this.


Sustainability: To embed skills, knowledge, experience and opportunities within smallholder farmers, households, and local government. Economically: Smallholder farmers will increase their income through improved production of quality commodities and establish links to market. Socially:Through gender transformative approach and targeted nutrition interventions. Institutionally:Ensuring private and public structures are established. Environmentally:Improved natural resource management.