LUSAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To deal with drier conditions brought by a shifting climate, farmer Pamela Nyirenda last year shifted to growing drought-hardy cassava, among other new water-sipping crops such as groundnuts and cowpea.
LUSAKA(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Faced with longer droughts and growing water demand, the Zambian government has introduced fees on groundwater use.
LUSAKA, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zambian
authorities have begun exporting timber confiscated from illegal
loggers who continue to fell trees despite a nationwide ban to
protect the country's dwindling forests.
LUSAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zambia is attempting to convert the nation to energy-saving light emitting diode (LED) lightbulbs to help plug crippling power shortages that have hit mining and agriculture and imposed daily rationing on parts of the country.
LUSAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Inonge Imutowana, buying food for her family of six is becoming increasingly costly. On the outskirts of the capital, a 25-kilo bag of staple mealie meal that cost 65 kwacha a year ago now is selling for 140 kwacha ($14).
LUSAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lower harvests of maize, wheat and sugarcane as a result of severe weather in the region are pushing up prices for Zambia's staple foods, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
KAZUNGULA, Zambia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Munji Malambo and his younger brother used to wake up at 5 a.m. every day to fetch water for their family and livestock. With the nearest working well over two kilometers away, the boys often missed school as they carried enough water home.
LUSAKA, Zambia Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brenda
Nglazi Zulu has tried to adapt to the power cuts that sometimes
leave her home in the capital Lusaka without electricity for
half the day. She bought a gas stove and installed solar panels
to help keep her lights on.