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Food and Trees for Zambia

Food and Trees for Zambia (FTFZ) is a non-profit organisation formed in September 2001 to address urban forestry, food security and rural development in Zambia. It is registered as an association incorporated under section 7 (1) of the Societies Act of the Laws of Zambia. The organisation was formed out of the concern that over 48% of Zambia’s population is living in urban areas.

The greatest challenge presented by this state of affairs is the current 'urbanisation of poverty', as the rural poor rapidly become the urban poor. Already straining under the pressures of meeting their peoples' needs for housing, education, health, employment and basic services, cities must also address the environmental and social consequences of rapid urbanisation.

Date of Establishment:

02-Sep, 2001

Purpose of Organization:

To address urban forestry, food security and rural development in Zambia.

GEF/SGP involvement:

Yes and we are currently implementing a GEF SGP project called Solwezi Forestry Livelihood Diversification. This seek to provide alternative livelihoods rather than depend on charcoal burning as a livelihood which is contributing to deforestation.


we did contribute to the forestry department to include a component on urban greening and community forestry unlike in the past were they focused more forest plantations and game management. we have been facilitating several tree planting initiatives, Lusaka city parks greening funded by DANIDA, chaisa greening project funded by SIDA participatory rural appraisal project and currently implementing a GEF SGP funded project.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Zambia

Contact Details
Street Address:
C/o Forestry Department P.O Box 110006
Telephone No.:
Organization founded:

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Climate Change
  • Land Degradation
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Regional

  • Contact Person
    Mr. Edwin Sekelechi Key Contact Person
    Executive Director/Founder

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