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Zambia and FAO

Partnering for improved livelihoods and climate change mitigation









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    Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Assessment and Capacity Building for Zambia - TCP/ZAM/3701 2021
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    In Zambia, current statistics indicate that 77 percent of the country’s primary energy relies on traditional biomass, while only 4 4 percent of the rural population has access to electricity This is compounded by the fact that 47 8 percent of the population in Zambia is undernourished and 60 5 percent lives below the national poverty line Access to modern, affordable and reliable energy is fundamental to ensure development and food security and is directly related to the four pillars of food security Bioenergy is a key form of renewable energy that can be sourced from a number of biomass options, including crop residues, livestock residues and sustainably managed forest resources and residues When managed sustainably, it can provide multiple benefits, including energy provision, employment and rural development The Government of Zambia has given high priority to developing a sustainable biomass energy strategy However, while there are broad policy goals in place and targets have been set to tackle access to modern energy, there is insufficient evidence and knowledge to define which bioenergy pathways can contribute sustainably to the envisaged targets To address these challenges, the Government of Zambia requested that FAO provide technical assistance to enhance capacity to analyse options for the development of a sustainable bioenergy sector in the country.
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    The status of water use efficiency and productivity with a focus on paddy rice in Zambia 2022
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    In view of the projected world water demand, increased water use efficiency in irrigation is crucial to sustainably increase agricultural productivity. Paddy field systems are especially water demanding, though products such as rice is not only a staple food, but also constitutes a major social and economic activity providing public goods and is a key source of employment and income for the rural population in Zambia. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been active to increase the understanding of the status of water use efficiency and water productivity in Zambia through implementing the project “Efficient Agricultural Water Use and Management Enhancement in Paddy Fields”, funded by the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). The project objective is to identify limits and potentials of paddy rice production at national level. The project findings presented in this report is a basis for assisting the country with the evaluation of the status of water use efficiency and water productivity of paddy fields, providing technical and policy support to enhance water resources management in Zambia. This report will help increasing the knowledge and building capacities of technical experts in relevant institutions, ministries and universities in Zambia. Its analysis of best practices will assist in determining the needs and existing gaps and what options are available to fill these gaps. Furthermore, the policy action matrix developed and the investment portfolio compiled will support the development of future financial plans in the country.
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    Angola and FAO
    Partnering for sustainable rural development
    2018
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    Angola and FAO have engaged in close cooperation since the country joined the Organization in 1977. Owing to the 27-year civil war, early FAO interventions were focused on emergency assistance, including resettling of vulnerable rural households and the provision of agricultural inputs for the rapid resumption of food production. There has since been a shift towards recovery and longer-term development goals, including assistance in the formulation and implementation of projects in line with the Government’s policies and programmes. An FAO country Representation was established in 1982.

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