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 April 1, 2017
The Summit focused on climate change adaptation and mitigation in relation to agriculture and food security.
The Effects of Kenya's ‘Smarter’ Input Subsidy Programme on Smallholder Behaviour and Incomes: Do Different Quasi‐experimental Approaches Lead to the Same Conclusions?
Published on February 1, 2017
Mason, N. M., Wineman, A. , Kirimi, L. and Mather, D. (2017), The Effects of Kenya's ‘Smarter’ Input Subsidy Programme on Smallholder Behaviour and Incomes: Do Different Quasi‐experimental Approaches Lead to the Same Conclusions?. J Agric Econ, 68: 45-69
Published on January 9, 2017
In Zambia, fertilizer subsidy program had no statistically significant effect on the share or number of votes won by incumbent presidents.
Published on January 5, 2017
The rapid rise of medium-scale holdings in most cases reflects increased interest in land by urban-based professionals or influential rural people associated with rapidly rising urban population growth and demand for food in Africa.
Published on December 1, 2016
Christine M. Sauer, Nicole M. Mason, Mywish K. Maredia and Rhoda Mofya-Mukaka. 2016. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 36.