Chingola Town

Date: June 10, 2014
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As the world grapples with climate change and its offshoots, Chingola town is no exception to this. Chingola town being the heart of the biggest Mine in Zambia with the population of 21,000 people and majority employed by Mines. Men and Women fin Chingola have taken a lead in farming and keep Chingola clean to address two things-effects of climate change and to increase crop yield and they are not looking back. Chingola has been hit by repeated cycles of sulphur dioxide as climate change tightens its grip over Chingola town. This had a negative effect on the district, as it resulted in pollution of the environment, decrease in farming, crop performance is always poor and yields are often very low because of sulphur dioxide, and poor prospects of crop yield and consequently low household income and increase in diseases like lung cancer and other related diseases owing to effects of climate change and environmental degradation. Itâ € ™s from the foregoing situations that local communities in Chingola resorted to survival mechanisms such as charcoal burning, but the resultant environmental degradation only served to worsen the problem.

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