Agriculture and Climate Change

Our agriculture and climate change programs support small holder farmers to increase production, income, resilience and address the impact of climate change. Our approach to supporting sustainable agriculture and environment puts farmers and their families at the center of all activities.


We set up Farmers’ Clubs to share new farming methods and knowledge. We mobilise the farmers to act together improving production, support one another with finance for expansion, conduct collective marketing and much more, for them to advance together towards common goals.

  • We work with 10,911 farmers in 277 clubs from districts situated in Southern, North-Western and Central provinces of Zambia and a further 17,845 reached with the Farm to Market Alliance.
  • We support Young Farmers’ Clubs for youth between 16 to 26 years of age under the slogan “Proud to be Rural”
  • We promote conservation agriculture using Climate Smart Techniques, diversification of production including small livestock, fish farming, etc.
  • We link farmers to inputs, markets, micro finance and insurance



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Health and Fight against HIV/AIDS

We work with communities to leverage Zambia’s Ministry of Health in promoting health interventions and services. DAPP is enabling individual community members to take center-stage in safeguarding their own health and wellbeing and helping others.


To achieve this, DAPP engages community members of diverse backgrounds and influence, among them local, traditional and faith-based leaders, neighborhood health committees members, community health workers, psychosocial counsellors, peer educators and volunteers who reach out to their own communities with key health information and interventions.

DAPP adopts and employs a holistic approach to the fight against major health problems.

  • HIV Prevention, Diagnosis at home and care. We support 1,239 health facilities in all districts of Lusaka, Southern, Eastern and Western provinces.
  • TB prevention, linkage to treatment and care until cured
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Gender Based Violence interventions
  • Nutrition and Infants’ first 1000 days
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Malaria prevention, screening, test and treat


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Community Development

We establish structures including Community Action Groups and Self Help groups, which focus on shared skills and knowledge development for communities to identify and create wealth from resources within their reach. We promote the use of diversity and improved farming methods and technologies, as well as stakeholder engagement.


Our approach recognizes that poor health exacerbates poverty and vulnerability by reducing a family's work productivity. DAPP tackles this through a three-tier approach of prevention, treatment and aftercare services, reaching beneficiaries with services through community-based actors such as Community Health Workers, Safe Motherhood Action Groups, youth champions and volunteers to combat disease including HIV, and to improve nutrition, mother and child health as well as access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

  • Organising families in Community Action groups for them to work together and improve the living conditions, health and survival of their children
  • Improving health for the children and families through the provision of clean water, adequate sanitation and improved hygiene in schools and homes through the full involvement of the children, the parents, the teachers and community volunteers.
  • Building the capacity of community structures such as Community Welfare Assistance Committees for long term sustainability
  • Working with and training Savings and Lending Groups to build economic resilience
  • Supporting people in conflict with the law by facilitating their journey of change and embracing them as they regain useful roles in society
  • Improving the social, economic and political well-being of 30,000 women organized in self-help groups.
  • Reaching out to young populations with health awareness programmes, skills training and economic empowerment
  • Involving the whole community to identify the change we need to see and to find solutions using available resources.


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Our pedagogy is characterized by creating a space for students of all ages to be the drivers and navigators of their own training, in a collective setting where studying together and individually goes hand in hand. Exploring the reality of life and using what is learned to influence that reality are essential recognizable elements – from preschool to teacher diploma level, in academic studies integrated with sustainable life skills.


  • We offer teacher training designed to equip teachers to teach in rural primary schools and be change makers in rural communities
  • We rehabilitate and provide Vocational skills training to former street children
  • We provide training in climate smart agriculture technologies to rural youth
  • We offer primary education from pre-school to grade 10 and DAPP children’s town in Chibombo.
  • We support early childhood education including establishment of community preschools and supporting reception classes in primary schools.


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Clothes and Shoes

DAPP’s sale of second hand clothes and shoes has been developed over many years as a social enterprise to create double value in promoting sustainability and supporting social development projects across Zambia.

Clothes and Shoes

The sales fund social development projects at the same time protect the environment. Our work in this venture is further critical in reducing waste, promoting reuse and providing affordable clothing to people in Zambia.

The sale of second hand clothes and shoes provides revenue to support DAPP Zambia development projects which have been undertaken over the years.

This is attained from the sales’ surplus, and together with other partners, over a hundred development projects have been supported over time.

As a way of promoting self-employment, innovative business traders also find an opportunity to buy clothes at reasonable prices for resale at a profit all across the country.

Good quality clothes are available for people who otherwise cannot afford to buy clothes of such a standard. Sales cover both urban and rural areas, while shops are often located in cities. The clothing is a vehicle for poverty reduction, helping to create jobs and grow both local and national economies.


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