Over 20,000 households benefited from Heifer International Zambia’s budgetary allocation of US$3.4 million last year to improve their livelihood and income levels.
Heifer International country director James Kasongo said the organisation will continue exploring new partnerships and funding sources to spur rural economic growth.
Last year, some of the partners Heifer International Zambia worked with include Government, UK’s Department for International Development, Oxfam, Bothar, Irish Aid, Heifer International, African Development Bank, Self Help and Send a Cow.
In an interview on Wednesday, Mr Kasongo said the organisation will ensure that it strengthens project committees to oversee the day-to-day running of the programmes at group level as well as identifying local organisations as key partners in the implementation process.
He said this will be done to ensure programme sustainability and create better family and community cohesion.
Under crop category, Mr Kasongo said that 1,095 farmers were supported to grow soya bean, 175 and 350 farmers with pasture and sunflower crops respectively while 2,500 farmers were engaged in grow groundnuts