Supporting livelihoods in Malawi and Zambia (video)
This video highlights two cases of Zambia and Malawi on how better water management can go hand in hand with poverty reduction. It shows the importance of wise use of dambos (seasonally flooded grasslands) for the communities that live around them.
In the last two decades, periodic droughts in Zambia and Malawi have rapidly increased, causing alarming seasonal food and fresh water shortages resulting in increased health and economic vulnerability during the dry seasons.
For many people in Zambia and Malawi the only way to survive these periods is by using the dambos for agriculture providing enough for local consumption and surplus for the market. The film shows how Wetlands International in the Mpika wetlands in Zambia and the Simlemba wetlands in Malawi supports the people in the dambos.
Related Action(s): Wetlands and Poverty Reduction