The territory of what is now Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia from 1911. It was renamed Zambia at independence in 1964. The new name of Zambia was derived from the Zambezi river (Zambezi may mean "River of God").
- The capital and main city is Lusaka
- The official language is English
- Area: 290,587 sq mi (approx. three times the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 16.5 millions in 2016
- Climate: The country is classified as humid subtropical or tropical wet and dry, with small stretches of semi-arid steppe climate in the south-west and along the Zambezi valley.
Fun Fact: "Victoria Falls," one of the 7 Wonders of the World, are at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Main Research Themes
- Agrifood System Transformation
- Climate Change
- Input Use and Market Development
- Policy Research and Capacity Building
- Training and Capacity Building
- Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship
Publications and Presentations
Published on January 15, 2020
Ngoma, H., Hailu, A. T., Kabwe, S., & Angelsen, A. (2020). Pay, talk or ‘whip’ to conserve forests: Framed field experiments in Zambia. World Development, 128, 104846.
Published on January 9, 2020
Mulako Kabisa, Brian P. Mulenga, Hambulo Ngoma, and Mercy Mupeta Kandulu, 2019. The Role of Policy and Institutions in Greening the Charcoal Value Chain in Zambia, FSP Research Paper 167.
Published on January 7, 2020
Megan Bellinger, Milu Muyanga, David Mather, Henry Machina, and Nicole M. Mason, 2019. Land and Opportunity Access: Migration Drivers for Youth and Young Adults in Rural Zambia. FSP Policy Brief 112.
Climate-Smart Agriculture, Cropland Expansion, and Deforestation in Zambia: Linkages, Processes, and Drivers
Published on January 6, 2020
Hambulo Ngoma, Johanne Pelletier, Brian P Mulenga, and Mitelo Subakanya, 2019. Climate-Smart Agriculture, Cropland Expansion, and Deforestation in Zambia: Linkages, Processes, and Drivers, FSP Policy Brief 111.
Changes in Stakeholder Perceptions of the Quality of Institutional Architecture and Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes in Zambia
Published on January 5, 2020
H. Ngoma, M. Maredia, N. M. Mason, M. Muyanga and A. Chapoto, 2020. Changes in Stakeholder Perceptions of the Quality of Institutional Architecture and Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes in Zambia, FSP Research Brief 110.