zambia

Biodiversity Community Network (BCN)

Contact person: Arthur Nkonde
Email of the contact person: arthurnkonde [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
Permanent email: mmakulu [at] zamnet [dot] zm
Postal address: PO Box 50 790. Ridgeway. 10101 Lusaka. Zambia
Phone: 260 211 224 907
Web: C/O http://www.zari.gov.zm
Year of Foundation: 1994
Mission: 

  • BCN works for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity - both cultivated and wild species - for food security, livelihoods, nutrition/health and income among local community groups.

Type of Organization: NGO
Scope of the Organization: National
Organic Agriculture related main activities: 

  • General promotion of organic agriculture
  • Food security
  • Women’s rights and empowerment
  • Advocacy and Lobbying against GMOs and against the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  • Local organic market development
  • Education, research and training on organic agriculture
  • Rural development/Poverty Alleviation
  • Extension on organic agriculture
  • Consumer awareness of organic products
  • Nutrition and health
  • Policy review for organic agriculture
  • Climate Change and combating desertification



Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC)

Contact person: Brother Paul Desmarais S.J.
Email of the contact person: pd [at] iconnect [dot] zm
Permanent email: katc [at] iconnect [dot] zm
Postal address: P.O. Box 30652, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: +260-211 84 03 03
Web: www.loyno.edu/~katc/
Year of Foundation: 1974
Mission: 

  • To empower rural communities improve their livelihood through research, training and extension in organic agriculture and facilitating holistic rural development

Type of Organization: NGO
Scope of the Organization:  Local-Regional-National
Organic Agriculture related main activities: 

  • General promotion of organic agriculture
  • Food security
  • Advocacy and lobbying against GMOs
  • International marketing and trade on organic agriculture
  • Local organic market development
  • Education, research and training on organic agriculture
  • Rural development/Poverty Alleviation
  • Extension on organic agriculture
  • Training small-scale farmers in organic agriculture



Organic Producers and Processors Association of Zambia (OPPAZ)

Contact person: Mr. Munshimbwe Chitalu
Email of the contact person: mchitalu [at] organic [dot] org [dot] zm
Permanent email: oas [at] organic [dot] org [dot] zm
Postal address: P.O. Box 35317, Lusaka. Zambia
Phone: +260 211 26 30 70
Fax: +260 211 26 52 08
Web: www.oppaz.org.zm
Year of Foundation: 2000
Mission: 

  • The Mission of OPPAZ is to strengthen the organic industry in Zambia so that it effectively contributes to national economic growth and poverty reduction by increasing organic production for local and export markets, enhancing producer and processor incomes and improving the adoption of sustainable agriculture and other natural resource management practices.

Type of Organization: NGO
Scope of the Organization: National
Organic Agriculture related main activities: 

  • General promotion of organic agriculture
  • Food security
  • International marketing and trade on organic agriculture
  • Local organic market development
  • Education and training on organic agriculture
  • Certification
  • Extension on organic agriculture

·       Policy review for organic agriculture