To achieve the goals stated in its NDC and National REDD+ Strategy, GRZ created the ZIFL-P as a pilot phase for an eventual jurisdictional program for ERs in the entire Eastern Province between 2021 and 2030. The ER Program covers a total geographic area of 5,097,587 hectares populated by an estimated 2.065 million people [49.5% males and 50.5% females]. Out of this population, the number of people living in rural areas forms the majority of the population distribution, i.e. about 1.7 million people directly living off natural resource extraction (agriculture and forestry). In general, poverty levels in Zambia are highest in rural areas, and it is the Provincial Administrations’ highest priority to address this challenge.
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