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
Value Chain Analysis of Goats in Zambia: Challenges and Opportunities of Linking Smallholders to Markets
Published on July 30, 2019
Thelma Namonje-Kapembwa, Harrison Chiwawa, Nicholas Sitko, 2019. Value Chain Analysis of Goats in Zambia: Challenges and Opportunities of Linking Smallholders to Markets. FSP Research Paper 139. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Do Crop Income Shocks Widen Disparities in Smallholder Agricultural Investments? Panel Survey Evidence From Zambia
Published on July 29, 2019
Yoko Kusunose, Nicole M. Mason, Solomon Tembo, 2019. Do Crop Income Shocks Widen Disparities in Smallholder Agricultural Investments? Panel Survey Evidence From Zambia. FSP Research Paper 137. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
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
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
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