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 Agricultural Productivity Growth Shape The Development of the Non- Farm Rural Economy? Geographically Localized Evidence from Zambia
Published on December 11, 2019
Jason Snyder, Thomas Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Paul Samboko, Nicole Mason, 2019. Can Agricultural Productivity Growth Shape The Development of the Non- Farm Rural Economy? Geographically Localized Evidence from Zambia, FSP Research Paper 158.
Smallholder Farmers' and Other Agricultural Sector Stakeholders' Priorities for Government Spending: Evidence from Zambia
Published on December 5, 2019
N. M. Mason, A. Kuteya, D. Resnick, V. Caputo, M. Maredia, R. Shupp, and H. Ngoma, 2019. Smallholder Farmers' and Other Agricultural Sector Stakeholders' Priorities for Government Spending: Evidence from Zambia. FSP Research Paper 155.
Published on December 2, 2019
H. Ngoma, B. P. Mulenga, J. Snyder, A. Banda, and A. Chapoto, 2019. Poverty and Weather Shocks: A Panel Data Analysis of Structural and Stochastic Poverty in Zambia. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for FSP Research Paper 154
Switching Up Climate-Smart Agriculture Adoption: Do 'Green' Subsidies, Insurance, Risk Aversion and Impatience Matter?
Published on December 1, 2019
Hambulo Ngoma, Nicole M. Mason-Wardell, Paul C. Samboko, and Peter Hangoma, 2019. Switching Up Climate-Smart Agriculture Adoption: Do 'Green' Subsidies, Insurance, Risk Aversion and Impatience Matter?, FSP Research Paper 164.
Published on November 15, 2019
Ngoma, H., Machina, H., & Kuteya, A. N. (2019). Can agricultural subsidies reduce gendered productivity gaps? Panel data evidence from Zambia. Development Policy Review