Environmental Mitigation in Kamijiji

Year: 2016
Country: Zambia

Project Description

Kamijiji survives on its many natural resources in order to provide sustenance for its inhabitants. The rural Zambian village relies on maize cobs and stalks to provide fuel for residents, creating a significant amount of air pollution. Corn cultivation also leads to excessive clearing of the community’s land, reducing green cover and leaching nutrients from the soil. This project proposes a community sensitization campaign to mitigate environmental damage and increase the efficient processing of maize for fuel. The community will presented with the option of alternate staples requiring less agricultural preparation and resources (such as cassava), will be taught about how to process maize more effectively through an emission reduction campaign, and will also be presented with fruit trees through which they can obtain fruit to sell as well as replace lost tree cover.