Project Mazao is Humanity Africa’s flagship project that aims to improve Zambian communities through diversified income opportunities.
What is Project Mazao?
Project Mazao focuses on agriculture, poultry and livestock to create the foundations for a sustainable future. By training rural farmers, 60% of whom are female, on crop diversification and improved irrigation methods in the face of climate change, the project will empower farmers to implement their technical training and share knowledge at the grassroots level.
In November 2014 the organisation invested £15,000 to take a group of volunteers to Mkushi to carry out a baseline survey. Focus Group Discussions allowed us to understand the real need of communities in Zambia. You can read the survey here. This helped us focus on what the real issues were.
Humanity Africa aims to assist farmers to set up small scale poultry farms and livestock projects that will enable them to diversify their income and simultaneously improve the nutritional status of their families.
Within a year, we will have worked with 300 farmers in Mkushi to give them hands-on technical training to become self-sufficient in one or all of the following:
(1) Improved agricultural practices
(2) Poultry rearing
(3) Livestock rearing including cows, goats, sheep
By supporting these farmers we will ensure that household nutrition is improved, children are more likely to go to school and women are more empowered in household and business decision making. By working with just 300 farmers, we will directly reach 1500 people and over 3000 community members.
Our ambition is to continue to build on the number of farmers we reach and within 5 years, aim to reach 1500 farmers, 75000 community members and the overall population of Mkushi.
The overall budget of the project for a year is £119,000.
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