Cornell gets U.S. grant to teach Zambians farming alternatives that reduce poverty and protect wildlife
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Cornell University is partnering on a wildlife conservation project in Zambia that saves animals’ lives by addressing a powerful threat: Poverty and hunger that force families to poach or clear-cut forests to create temporary farm fields, among other unsustainable practices. By teaching rural villagers sustainable agriculture, helping them get more cash for crops and linking such practices to wildlife conservation, the Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) Program is offering people economically, socially and environmentally sustainable alternatives.
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