CARITAS Zambia Promotes Agro-Ecology for Increased Production

CARITAS Zambia Promotes Agro-Ecology for Increased Production

Caritas Zambia Programs Specialist for Livelihood and Climate change says the promotion of Agro-ecology has greatly benefited farmers and communities where the organization is operating from.

Agro-ecology is a farming system that focuses on increasing production, while striking a balance with the needs of the environment to sustain the life other organisms.

Mubanga is happy that many households, especially women are adapting to farming methods that emphasize on productivity while considering the sustainability of the environment.

She tells Byta FM News that this system does not draw a lot of resources, but provides food security for many households while enabling the environment to produce more food.

Mubanga adds that the programme is targeting 22 thousand households and about 9, 900 of them have already benefited, representing about 45 percent of the total

She also says agro-ecology has also helped address climate change in the communities because it is a resistance approach.

About Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia is a Catholic Organisation that is an integral structure of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). The Conference of Bishops is a permanent grouping of Bishops of a given nation or territory that jointly exercises certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of their territory. This is done for the sake of effective evangelisation. To promote the principle of the common good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programmes of the apostolate which are fittingly adapted to the circumstances of the time and place, is the role of Bishops.