By Christopher Chisi
The Zambia Alliance Of Women says in view of the current climatic condition in the country, there is need to ensure that women in rural areas, who are the major producers of food have easy access to extension services for them to adapt to good agricultural practices.
Organization Executive Director Edah Chimya, the current ratio of farmers to extension officers is one extension officers to one thousand farmers which makes it difficult for women farmers to access extension services thereby affecting their production.
Meanwhile, Chimya has observed with concern that food security is seriously under threat in most rural parts of Central province due to the dry spells that characterized the 2018-2019 farming season.
Chimya says against this backdrop, the organization has embarked on a one year project dubbed increasing productivity and resilience through climate-smart agriculture.
The project which is funded by SIDA through NGOCC is targeting to train 300 women as crop diversification ambassadors.