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 July 30, 2018
Nicole M. Mason, Auckland Kuteya & Hambulo Ngoma, International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Vancouver, Canada, July 30, 2018
Published on July 29, 2018
Thom S. Jayne, William J. Burke, Nicholas J. Sitko, Triennial International Conference of Agricultural Economists, July 29, 2918, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Published on June 25, 2018
Nicole Mason, Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Lusaka, Zambia, June 25, 2018
Published on June 22, 2018
Hambulo Ngoma (IAPRI), Nicole Mason (MSU), and Stephen Morgan (MSU), Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Lusaka, Zambia, June 22, 2018
The Kaleidoscope Model of Policy Change: Applications to Food Security Policy in Zambia - in "World Development"
Published on June 1, 2018
Danielle Resnick, Steven Haggblade, Suresh Babu, Sheryl L. Hendriks, David Mather. 2018. The Kaleidoscope Model of Policy Change: Applications to Food Security Policy in Zambia, World Development, Volume 109, September 2018, Pages 101-120