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
Can Conservation Agriculture Save Tropical Forests? The Case of Minimum Tillage in Zambia
Published on November 14, 2018
Hambulo Ngoma, Arild Angelsena, 2018. Can conservation agriculture save tropical forests? The case of minimum tillage in Zambia. Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 97, December 2018
Pay, Talk or `Whip' to Conserve Forests: Framed Field Experiments in Zambia
Published on November 13, 2018
Hambulo Ngoma, Amare Teklay Hailu, Stephen Kabwe, and Arild Angelsen, 2018. AFRE Brown Bag Seminar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, November 13, 2018
Does Shifting from In-kind Input Distribution to a Flexible E-voucher Approach Improve Input Subsidy Program Outcomes?
Published on September 20, 2018
Nicole M. Mason, Dagbegnon A. Tossou & Kathy Baylis, Auckland Kuteya and Hambulo Ngoma, IFPRI, Washington, DC, September 20, 2018
What farmers want: Mapping Zambian smallholders’ agricultural policy preferences
Published on August 7, 2018
Nicole M. Mason, Vincenzina Caputo, Danielle Resnick and Auckland Kuteya, Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 7, 2018
Are Medium-Scale Farms Driving Agricultural Transformation in Africa?
Published on August 1, 2018
T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Kwame Yeboah, Ayala Wineman, Antony Chapoto, Divan Vanderwesthuisen, 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, August 1, 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada
MSU Foundation Professor emeritus
Associate Chairperson, Graduate Program Director, and Associate Professor