Transformative Learning Experience Through Farmer Field Schools for Beans Farms in Zambia

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The African population is projected to reach 1.5 billion people by 2030 (NEPAD, 2014). This presents a significant challenge in a continent faced with hampered agricultural growth, poverty, and food and nutrition insecurity. In Zambia, agriculture remains one of the key priority sectors in the growth and poverty reduction programme. The country is richly endowed with the necessary resources to stimulate and sustain agricultural and rural development. Zambia can produce various cereals, legumes, tuber crops, vegetables, and fruits due to its rich soils in arable land. However, despite being richly endowed with all the necessary resources, much of Zambia's agricultural potential is yet to be realized primarily due to poor agronomic practices and low adoption of approaches and technologies to increase household productivity in Agriculture.