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Fighting climate change the sweet way

CHILDREN in Kaluwawa area of Lukulu district enjoy fresh piped water. PICTURE COURTESY OF JCP

MARGARET SAMULELA, Lusaka
AS CLIMATE change issues take centre stage on the world agenda, with top leaders recently signing a treaty to help address the problem, residents of Mumbeji in Kabompo district in North -Western Province have taken steps to adapt.
A right move indeed, as research indicates that those living in rural areas, and depending mainly on natural resources such as rivers and forests will be the most affected when the resources begin to dry.
North-Western Province is probably the highest producer of honey and edible caterpillars in Zambia. This is not even surprising because with its high amounts of rainfall, the province has some of the largest and thickest tracts of forests, and both honey and caterpillar production thrive in highly forested areas.