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
Smallholder Farmers' and Other Agricultural Sector Stakeholders' Priorities for Government Spending: Evidence from Zambia
Published on December 5, 2019
N. M. Mason, A. Kuteya, D. Resnick, V. Caputo, M. Maredia, R. Shupp, and H. Ngoma, 2019. Smallholder Farmers' and Other Agricultural Sector Stakeholders' Priorities for Government Spending: Evidence from Zambia. FSP Research Paper 155.
Published on December 2, 2019
H. Ngoma, B. P. Mulenga, J. Snyder, A. Banda, and A. Chapoto, 2019. Poverty and Weather Shocks: A Panel Data Analysis of Structural and Stochastic Poverty in Zambia. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for FSP Research Paper 154
Published on September 26, 2019
Jason Snyder, Thomas Jayne, Nicole Mason, Paul Samboko, 2019. Agricultural Productivity and Rural Household Incomes: Micro-Level Evidence From Zambia. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for FSP Research Paper 151. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on September 15, 2019
Hambulo Ngoma and Arild Angelsen, 2019. Can Conservation Agriculture Save Tropical Forests? The Case of Minimum Tillage in Zambia. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 150. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on August 29, 2019
Burke, William J., Thomas S. Jayne and Nicholas Sitko (2019). Do Medium-scale Farms Improve Market Access Conditions for Zambian Smallholders? Journal of Agricultural Economics.