Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT) is a not for profit NGO registered in 2009 with the objective of contributing to the livelihoods of rural communities through interventions aimed at promoting biodiversity conservation and natural resources management in food production practices. CTDT promotes the management of agro biodiversity to enhance sustainable livelihoods through intervention strategies aimed at facilitating restoration and enhancement of traditional plant varieties and animal breeds. CTDT strives to enable farmers to own, manage, control and benefit from agro biodiversity through supporting conservation, restoration and enhancement of local crops and livestock. CTDTworks in three districts of Chikankata, Rufunsa and Shibuyunji in Zambia.
Regional Schools and Colleges of Permaculture (ReSCOPE) is a regional programme in the east and southern Africa that promotes sustainable land use through a whole school approach as a way of supporting community development and sustainable lifestyles. ReSCOPE’s approach aims at addressing issues such as hunger and malnutrition, a theory-focused education system, and community disconnection from culture, nature and history/past. It uses specific participatory tools involving teachers, pupils, parents, community leaders and other stakeholders to demonstrate the potential for agroecology in addressing these issues at the school community level. ReSCOPE has integrated work to promote farmer seed systems in its programmes in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.