A group of young people who participated in the ENABLE TAAT Pass-It-On Seed Initiative in Zambia have produced a remarkable yield of 8.5 tonnes of improved soybean seeds. This initiative offers technical assistance and monitoring to the trainees, ensuring that the soybean seeds meet quality standards and thus improve their marketability.
After receiving intensive training, these young people, spread across various regions of the country, are successful agribusiness owners who are promoting sustainable production of quality seeds and contributing to Zambia’s agricultural development. By diversifying their agricultural practices and embracing sustainable farming techniques, they are setting an example for others to follow in mitigating the impacts of climate change on food production. Their accomplishment not only underscores their commitment and skill but also highlights the success of the initiative in fostering the soybean seed value chain.
Despite climate change-related challenges such as floods, droughts, and extreme temperatures, the beneficiaries have been implementing foolproof strategies and recording substantial harvests, benefiting their communities and contributing to the overall economic development of the region. Beyond ensuring food security for their communities, their achievement serves as a model for other regions facing climate-related challenges. They are demonstrating resilience, pioneering sustainable farming, and driving positive change for a more resilient future.