Climate change vulnerability and food insecurity often have common root causes. Accordingly, measures that address these causes can reduce both problems at once. This brief discusses two evergreen agriculture farming systems being used in Zambia: maize agroforestry and conservation agriculture with trees. Both of these systems tackle the need to replenish soils in affordable ways using natural fertilisers – in short, re-employing age-old indigenous knowledge practices.
Ward, M. An Integrated System of Agroforestryin Zambia. Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), (2011) 4 pp. [Inside Stories on climate compatible development]