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 February 14, 2018
Thomas S. Jayne, Nicole M. Mason, William J. Burke, Joshua Ariga (2018). Food Policy, Volume 75, February 2018
Published on December 8, 2017
The government of Zambia to revise the mode of delivering its Farmer Input Support Program (FISP) to an electronic voucher payment system (e-FSIP).
Published on October 4, 2017
Hambulo Ngoma, Nicholas J Sitko, Thomas Jayne, Antony Chapoto, and Mywish Maredia. 2017. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 75.