Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Zambia has appealed to members of the Food, Local seed, and Nutrition technical working group to implement actions proposed by the group for the benefit of the targeted small-scale farmers.
Speaking during the first quarter workshop held at Lusaka’s Zenith lodge recently, PELUM Zambia country coordinator Muketoi Wamunyima said proposed actions needed to be implemented and should result in concrete outcomes if objectives were to be met.
He retaliated the need for group members to work together and urged them to invite to the group, organisations in the Food, Local seed, and Nutrition sector that shared the views of the group.
“I want to encourage all the organisations represented to participate fully in all the activities because we all share the same cause, “he said.
He thanked participants for attending the meeting despite the prevalence of the Covid19.
And speaking earlier, Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN) representative Simon Mwamba said the development of the engagement strategy demands concerted efforts from members.
He added that activities leading to its development such as proposal development, mapping, and information sharing would need among other things, financial resources hence the need for collaboration.
“The financing of these activities should not be left to PELUM alone but should be the responsibility of all organisations represented,” he said.
The Food, Local seed, and Nutrition technical working group were formed with the objective of influencing policy direction in Food, Local seed, and Nutrition matters. It has a membership of 25 organisations derived from the Food, Local Seed, and Nutrition sector and is funded by PELUM Zambia.