Zambia is home to a large number of people living on less than $2 a day and although the economy is growing rapidly due to copper mining in the North, farming is still the way of life for many people.
Around three out of every four Zambians are engaged in agriculture, mainly in subsistence and rain-fed farming. Yet many Zambians in rural communities still don’t have enough nutritious food to eat.
Poor access to agricultural equipment, farming advice and markets make it difficult for them to earn a living. In addition, preventable illness resulting from little access to medicine and unsanitary living conditions makes working even harder.
iDE has worked in the landlocked Southern African country since 1997. From irrigation pumps and good quality seeds and fertiliser to more recently, affordable latrines and anti-diarrhoea kits, we provide access to simple, affordable innovations that help rural communities out of poverty.
Our Projects in Zambia