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
Does adopting legume-based cropping practices improve the food security of small-scale farm households? Panel survey evidence from Zambia
Published on June 17, 2019
Sauer, C., Mason, N., Maredia, M., and Mofya-Mukaka, R. Does adopting legume-based cropping practices improve the food security of small-scale farm households' food security? Panel survey evidence from Zambia
Is Conservation Agriculture Climate- Smart, or Can It Be? A Synthesis From Sub-Saharan Africa
Published on May 22, 2019
Hambulo Ngoma, Arild Angelsen, Thomas S. Jayne, and Antony Chapoto, 2019. FSP Research Paper 132. East Lansing. Michigan State University
Are Medium-Scale Farms Driving Agricultural Transformation in Africa?
Published on December 4, 2018
T. S. Jayne, M. Muyanga, F.K. Yeboah, A. Aromolaran, A. Chapoto, T. Shonhe, F. Dzanku, N. Mdoe and A. Wineman, APRA Annual Research Review and Planning Workshop University of Ghana, December 4, 2018
Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Growth: What Does it Mean in Practice and How to Achieve it?
Published on November 28, 2018
Hambulo Ngoma, 2018. Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Lusaka, Zambia 5th Annual Conference of the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) Park Hyatt Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 28, 2018
The Changing Farm Structure in Africa: Causes, Consequences and Policy Implications
Published on November 23, 2018
Milu Muyanga, T. S. Jayne, Kwame Yeboah, Ayala Wineman, Antony Chapoto, Divan Vanderwesthuisen, Presentation at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Kenya Nairobi, November 23, 2018
MSU Foundation Professor emeritus
Associate Chairperson, Graduate Program Director, and Associate Professor