Agriculture in Zambia

Monze, Zambia

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15 people
Code: 450
Environment Conservation and Farming, Internships
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Experience rural Zambia and join hands with the locals to create healthy, organic community gardens in Zambian Villages.

You are what you eat! In this program you will be learning about sustainable agriculture in Zambia by working alongside local farmers in the Zambian countryside, sharing this knowledge through community outreach programs, and applying it in their homes.

Overview

Agriculture is a big part of Zambia’s economy and is a primary source of income in many parts of the country. Zambian farmers spend their lives harvesting fruits, vegetables and coffee as well as taking care of their livestock.

But more recently, even Zambian families are becoming farmers!

Creating a home garden is becoming popular due to its sustainability and costs savings on food. With even a small piece of land, a family can survive on its vegetation in a healthy way. It is a great way to support themselves!

On this program you will be part of a campaign to educate locals in the Monze village in all aspects of community farming and gardening methods. Through the program you will learn more about the difference between natural and corporate farming and understand the most natural and effective ways to grow vegetation in difficult soil.

You will also learn and be a part of educating others on nutrition and health, sharing useful and practical information to the locals involved in the program.

Experience in the field is a plus, but not necessary as local coordinators will be able to give you all you need to know.

Working up close with the local farmers and villagers will not only teach you new skills, but will get you immersed in a new culture and lifestyle.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Learn about Zambian farming methods
  • Share nutrition information and healthy eating habits with the locals
  • Assist the economic development of Monze
Schedule
Monday to Friday

A typical weekday of this program looks like:

  • Breakfast
  • Learning about farming in the community training center
  • Lunch
  • Visiting the farms/Training sessions
  • Practical gardening work
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

No specific requirements for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money