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Western province is characterized by difficult geographical and climatic conditions. It has limited arable land resources that can sustain crop production. Since independence the province has experienced a period of economic relative isolation compared to other provinces. The province is also characterized by high population densities in certain areas especially the river valleys and the plains.
Western province is the second province with the highest poverty levels in Zambia. The fisrt is Luapula Province. About 80% of the population in the province is regarded as being poor and at least 70% of those in the poor category are women. The main stay of the people in western province is low subsistence oriented agriculture with low productivity in crop and livestock production supplemented by fishing. Crop production is the main contributor to daily subsistence. In reasonably good rainfall years, most areas are, at aggregate level, self sufficient in staple food. However, food security varies across agro-economic zones and within these areas there is a large variation among households.
The main aim of the CSPR activities is to sensitise and educate members of the public, other NGOs, CBOs, Government functionaries and other interested groups and individuals about the objectives and activities of CSPR as well as to gather some input from them so that they would effectively participate in decision-making processes in the economy and governance of the country.
The coverage areas for CSPR activities in Western Province are in Mongu and Senanga districts
Kebby Kalima - PROVINCIAL COORDINATOR
CIVIL SOCIETY FOR POVERTY REDUCTION (CSPR)
PO BOX 910183
MOBILE: +260 977 427 576