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Cash transfers for increasing resilience of smallholder farmers against drought

a case study of rainfed agriculture in Shangombo District of Zambia's Western Province

Cash transfers for increasing resilience of smallholder farmers against drought

a case study of rainfed agriculture in Shangombo District of Zambia's Western Province

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This study explored the use of cash transfers for increasing resilience of smallholder farmers against drought. Smallholder farmers who are dependent on rainfed agriculture productivity in Shangombo District, Western Province, Zambia. Their main livelihood portfolio is from the maize crop which they mainly use for home food and sell surplus. Wilting of maize due to prolonged dry spells and repeat drought cycles cause high risks of food insecurity and income loss. And leads disruption or loss of livelihood assets among rainfed smallholder farmers in the study area. Hence the government and NGO’s have been providing cash transfers to the drought affected smallholder farmers to increase their coping capacity and or reduce theirvulnerability.

OrganisatieVan Hall Larenstein
AfdelingManagement of Development
PartnerHogeschool Van Hall Larenstein
Datum2021-10-06
TypeMaster
TaalEngels

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