How Zambian Entrepreneur Dorcas Lukwesa is Working to Fight Climate Change by Helping Farmers in Her Country

Dorcas Lukwesa (Courtesy)

Young, Black, and gifted leaders across the globe are actively leading innovations that seek to create solutions to the multitude of challenges the world faces, and Dorcas Lukwesa, who is set to enact change in Zambia, is among them.

Earlier in 2021, the social entrepreneur won the Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) at Mastercard Foundation’s Baobab Summit for her project, Mobile Aquaponics — a social venture that aims to combat the drastic impact of climate change.

Mobile Aquaponics

As climate change disproportionately affects poor rural communities, Lukwesa’s Mobile Aquaponics concept is mobile, sustainable farms designed to help farmers who face limitations, Forbes reports.

The project is a compartment system made of bamboo that promotes fish and vegetable farming while recycling water, according to the young founder.

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SOURCE: Afrotech, Ngozi Nwanji