KTL & COMACO – Livelihood Farming Project Update

KTL and COMACO have an ongoing livelihood farming project (2018-2021), which has so far been supporting 3500 farmers in Chitambo district with seed input such as rice, soya and kabulangete beans. The purpose of this programme is to provide alternative livelihood income, best agricultural practices and to eliminate the dependence on poaching within the Kafinda GMA and the Kasanka National Park.

The programme has so far been very successful, allowing the community members to accept the viability of such ways of living and subsequently have started voluntarily changing habits.

150 wire snares and 10 muzzle loader guns have been surrendered. Farmers clearly want to adopt conservation agriculture practices.

Farmers eligible to receive inputs were those who registered with COMACO, implemented conservation farming practices in their fields, and signed the seed return agreement with COMACO standards.

In all, 695 farmers and 2 groups received inputs, with 3,515 Kg distributed.

% MALE RECIPIENTS

34%

% FEMALE RECIPIENTS

66%

AVERAGE FARMER AGE

40

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE

6.5

TOTAL # HOUSEHOLDS REACHED

795

TOTAL # BENEFICIARIES

4,523

Nothing would’ve been possible without the support from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and the Peace Corps.

Kasanka Trust Donation

$370 of $100,000 raised
$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $100

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