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A Different Strategy: Integrating Gender and Nutrition within the Zambia National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Strategy

Access to a well-rounded extension system provides key support to the 6 million people working in Zambia’s agriculture sector. Agriculture accounts for up to 85% of Zambia’s workforce and is the main livelihood for rural people, of which 77% are poor, so an encompassing, well-functioning extension system is necessary to improve their lives. This success story examines issues facing Zambia’s extension system and discusses the implementation of a strategy four years in the making that represents a major step towards achieving food and nutrition security and helping Zambians rise out of poverty.

INGENAES Project, June 2017.