Zambia

Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT)

Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT) is a not for profit  NGO registered in 2009 with the objective of contributing to the livelihoods of rural communities through interventions aimed at promoting biodiversity conservation and natural resources management in food production practices. CTDT promotes the management of agro biodiversity to enhance sustainable livelihoods through intervention strategies aimed at facilitating restoration and enhancement of traditional plant varieties and animal breeds. CTDT strives to enable farmers to own, manage, control and benefit from agro biodiversity through supporting conservation, restoration and enhancement of local crops and livestock. CTDTworks in three districts of Chikankata, Rufunsa and Shibuyunji in Zambia.

Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC)

Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) is a farmer training institution that focuses on organic and sustainable agriculture, empowering rural communities to improve their livelihood through research, training, extensions, conservative development and market linkages. KATC develops local strategies to conserve environmental resources and retrains subsistence farmers in organic agriculture, teaching farming techniques that do not require fertilisers and pesticides and that require reduced water input or irrigation.

Regional Schools and Colleges of Permaculture (ReSCOPE)

Regional Schools and Colleges of Permaculture (ReSCOPE) is a regional programme in east and southern Africa that promotes sustainable land use through a whole school approach as a way of supporting community development and sustainable lifestyles. ReSCOPE’s approach aims at addressing issues such as hunger and malnutrition, a theory-focused education system, and community disconnection from culture, nature and history/past. It uses specific participatory tools involving teachers, pupils, parents, community leaders and other stakeholders to demonstrate the potential for agroecology in addressing these issues at school community level. ReSCOPE has integrated work to promote farmer seed systems in its programmes in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB)

The Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB) is a national network of faith, farmer and civil society based organisations. The collective work of ZAAB advocates for citizens’ rights to food sovereignty, embedded within social and ecological justice in Zambia. ZAAB supports the adoption of agroecology as a holistic, citizenry solution to sustainably build Zambia’s food and farming systems and strengthen resilience against the effects of climate change.