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
Understanding Fertilizer Effectiveness and Adoption on Maize in Zambia
Published on October 1, 2016
IDWP 147. William J. Burke, Emmanuel Frossard, Stephen Kabwe, and Thomas S. Jayne. October 2016
Drivers of Micronutrient Policy Change in Zambia: An Application of the Kaleidoscope Model
Published on February 15, 2016
S. Haggblade, S. Babu, J. Harris, E. Mkandawire, D. Nthani and S. L. Hendriks. 2016. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 14.
Road Map towards the Malabo Declaration: A Case for Open Borders
Published on December 3, 2014
Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Institute (ReNAPRI). 2014. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 5.
Anticipating Africa’s Policy Challenges in the Decade Ahead: Africa’s Changing Farm Structure and Employment Challenge
Published on December 2, 2014
Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Institute (ReNAPRI). 2014. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 4.
Road Map towards The Malabo Declaration: Increasing Smallholder Farm Productivity through Improved Farm Management Practices
Published on December 1, 2014
Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Institute (ReNAPRI). 2014. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 3.
MSU Foundation Professor emeritus
Associate Chairperson, Graduate Program Director, and Associate Professor