At the Kasisi Agricultural Training Center near the capital Lusaka, smallholder farmers learn regenerative agriculture.
Agricultural science in practice
The Kasisi Agriculture Training Center (KATC) is led by the German Jesuit and agricultural scientist Claus Recktenwald SJ (Director of the KATC).
Fear of disasters
Crop failures due to drought, water shortages and floods are causing food insecurity across Africa. Malnutrition leads to developmental problems, underweight and wasting in children. Children in Sub-Saharan Africa are the most affected in the world. Hunger means that the body first uses up its sugar and fat reserves. This makes it sluggish and the immune system can no longer defend itself against parasites. Infections, diarrhea and breathing difficulties are the result. Muscles eventually metabolize and the body is completely exhausted. All that remains is to wait for the end.
Irrigation systems and soil monitoring
In collaboration with the Kasisi Agriculture Training Center in Zambia, we want to install and test micro-irrigation systems and soil monitoring systems in the arable land at the training center under agricultural scientific support. On the one hand, this promotes the population's level of self-sufficiency and, on the other hand, it significantly stops global warming.
Food safety and environmental protection
Precise irrigation, also known as drip irrigation or smart irrigation technology, delivers water directly to the roots of plants, significantly increasing water efficiency. Compared to traditional overhead irrigation, where a lot of water evaporates or drains away, precise irrigation can save 30-50% water. By precisely controlling irrigation, soil erosion is reduced because less water reaches the ground. This helps prevent loss of fertile soil and maintain soil quality. This contributes to the preservation and promotion of species diversity (biodiversity) in the soil and above the soil and thus the creation of new humus soil. The humus layer stores 4x as much of the climate-damaging CO2 (carbon dioxide) as the trees in the world and 2x as much as the atmosphere. This upper layer is the largest terrestrial carbon store and is of great importance in stopping global warming.
Your donation makes an impact
Your donation will be used to purchase and install drip irrigation systems, soil monitoring systems and farmer training
Help smallholder farmers in Zambia: Support the introduction of micro-irrigation systems and soil monitoring systems.
Smallholder farmers in Zambia are facing an existential challenge. Recurring periods of drought threaten their fields. Without income, these families face hunger and economic ruin
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