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Africa - Programme for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change

The PIDACC Zambezi was identified through the Pre-feasibility Study, which was concluded in December 2021. The Programme will be achieved through the implementation of investment projects at both the Regional and National/Country levels, within the context of support, coordination, and institutional development. The land use land cover is dominated by forests and bushland, with considerable areas of cropped land and grassland while a portion of the basin is covered by large water bodies, including Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa, Lake Kariba, and Lake Cahora Bassa. Approximately 39% of the territory of the riparian states is classified as forest area. However, climate change and human pressure are driving considerable environmental changes across the basin. For instance, the area of forests is decreasing due to encroaching subsistence agriculture (accounts for 42% of deforestation) and large-scale commercial agriculture (32%), Read More

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