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Zambia: women farmers towards Irrigated agriculture and ICTs

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Most of the women farmers in Musakashi, a Zambia district grow a small variety of crops and depend on the unreliable rains for a good harvest. Dependence on seasonal farming, lack of capitals and difficult access to market have a negative impact on the family income and women’s health.

The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) launched in January 2015 a project aimed at supporting a women transition to irrigated agriculture with the help of ICTs. After a needs assessment, the IICD organized a Farmer Field School, an irrigation demonstration plot and an introduction to Participatory Video. Radio was also selected as the ideal medium to share agricultural information locally in Bemba.

To have further information about this project,download and read the related brochure.