High levels of deforestation worry Environmentalists

High levels of deforestation worry Environmentalists »

26 Jan, 2015
News

The high levels of deforestation in the country have become a matter of concern to Environmentalists. Environment Africa Assistant Field Officer InongeLubasi said in an interview with the Lusaka Starthat the main cause of deforestation in Zambia is poverty. Ms. Lubasi explained that people depend on the environment to sustain themselves by doing activities such as charcoal production and unsustainable agricultural methods like Chitemenesystem.

UNZA YUNA launches tree planting campaign

UNZA YUNA launches tree planting campaign »

11 Feb, 2014
News

University of Zambia United Nations Youth Association (UNZA YUNA) has launched a tree planting campaign at the Great East Road Main Campus. The campaign is aimed at achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number seven which aims to ensure environmental sustainability by 2015. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZA YUNA President Shikaaba Pastop said the tree planting campaign was vital as trees were an important aspect in the eco-system.

Cotton farming a promising business

Cotton farming a promising business »

10 Jun, 2013
Features

An avid farmer himself, Mr Kalangu reveals one secret ingredient which has helped the school through some rainy days. “We grow two hectares of cotton as it brings in immediate cash,” said Mr Morris. “It is a good cash crop to rotate with other food crops, and we teach our pupils the value of cultivating cotton for an income,” he explains.

Government, KCM Plc sign MOU to plant 100,000 trees »

5 Apr, 2013
News

KONKOLA Copper Mines (KCM) Plc and the government have agreed to plant 100, 000 trees in Chingola and Chililabombwe this year in order to restore the country’s depleted forests and mitigate the effects of climate change. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Wilbur Simuusa, said Government and KCM Plc have signed a memorandum of understanding to commence the planting of trees.