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Projects and activities | 2 December 2020

Promoting sustainable agriculture and forest conservation through carbon finance in Zambia – Lessons from the COMACO Landscape Management Project

Climate change, coupled with unsustainable practices of land clearing for agriculture and charcoal burning, have taken a toll on the once thick forests. Tons of fertile topsoil have been washed away, lowering farm productivity. There is an increase in frequency of destructive floods, as well as decline in biodiversity that is crucial to the proper functioning of ecosystems. The community’s hope lies in bringing back trees to protect the environment, minimize the impacts of climate change, secure agricultural yields and improve their livelihoods.

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