CARE has worked in Zambia for over 20 years, focusing on humanitarian response and development in rural and peri-urban areas. CARE Zambia has been implementing projects in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, social protection, governance, education, gender equality, economic empowerment and environmental conservation among others. To achieve sustainability of its interventions and ensure true ownership in communities of the processes supported by their work, CARE Zambia works with existing community structures and engages participating communities to increase their capacities to be responsive to their own developmental challenges. CARE Zambia’s expertise on nutrition focuses on food and nutrition security, climate change and crop and economic models, such as input value chains development, with a view to improving food, nutrition, and income security outcomes among vulnerable households. 

CARE Zambia, starting from its interventions due the cyclic droughts and floods in the early 1990s, has worked with government and farming communities in implementing agricultural value-chains to better understand both the output and input trends. Value-chains have been on high value vegetables, sorghum, cassava, sweet potatoes and poultry from 1992 to date. CARE Zambia has been engaged in conservation agriculture programing for many years which has incorporated many of the principles in EverGreening and has integrated trees with food crops and livestock to create more sustainable and productive agricultural systems for small scale farming.