Kulinga Afforestation Initiatives (KAI) has established successful orchards in Chongwe and Rufunsa districts of the country, with various tree species including nitrogen-fixing and citrus trees. The project has garnered international attention for its efforts in educating communities and schools across the country about climate change, and the importance of planting woodlots, rangelands, and carbon sinks. KAI aims to replicate this model in the southern african region, to empower communities, create fodder for animals, and educate children. Fruits for Nutrition in Schools (FNS) will be a component of the Green Schools Program, which is being implemented nationwide.
We are formed from a corporate social responsibility of Kulinga Ventures, we are a home grown agro-forestry and climate change oriented organisation, based in Chongwe District of Lusaka Province, Zambia. Kulinga afforestation initiative also provides onsite trainings in conservation farming, fruit tree farming establishment and management training, small livestock keeping, fish farming, beekeeping as well as on-farm monitoring and after training technical advice.
Soils are the natural nutrient bank for the farmer. It is important to replenish and safely keep the nutrients in the soil in order to reduce the cost of buying chemical fertilizers and increase the profits that a farmer can make.
Climate change has a direct impact on agriculture and the society at large, hence our need for productivity in selected climate resilient trees with hope to mitigate the impact of droughts, floods and weather changing patterns in our society.