Get your hands dirty and experience a true cultural experience while learning about sustainable agriculture in Zambia. On this programme, you will be working with the local Zambian farmers and villagers to create organic community gardens in local villages.
Agriculture is very important to the Zambian economy and plays a vital role across the country as a primary source of income to many people. The local farmers plant, grow and harvest a variety of fruits, vegetables, and coffee as well as caring for livestock and other animals. But it’s not just the farmers who are starting to produce their own food…
Many Zambian families are creating their own gardens at home in order to provide food for nutritious meals. In doing so, with just a small plot of land, villagers are learning to support themselves.
On this gap experience in Zambia you’ll be taking part in a campaign that aims to educate locals in Monze village about community gardening methods. You will learn all about natural farming and come to understand the most organic and effective ways to counteract difficult soil and an unfriendly climate.
Part of this project will involve working closely with members of the community. You’ll educate them on health and nutrition as well as provide practical information on the project itself. Although experience in the field is very welcome, it’s not essential thanks to the knowledge and teaching skills of our own local coordinators.
Monday to Friday
The work for this gap volunteer programme in Zambia is varied, depending on the needs of the community on that particular day. You’ll start work after breakfast where you could be learning about farming in the local community’s training centre, before continuing through to lunch. In the afternoon you’ll visit local farms and carry out a training session with villagers there. This could also involve practical gardening work. Then it’s time for dinner. In the evening and at weekends your time is your own and in which you can go exploring, socialising or just sit back relax and enjoy this beautiful country.