Food Security and Agricultural Policy Mbasela*
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- Analysis of Beef Value Chain in Zambia: Challenges and Opportunities of Linking Smallholders to Markets. Mary Lubungu, Nicholas J. Sitko, and Munguzwe Hichaambwa. Working Paper 103. December 2015.
- Forest Resources for Rural Household Food and Nutrition Security: The Case of Eastern Province of Zambia. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka and Asunta Simoloka. Working Paper 102. December 2015.
- The Status of Customary Land and the Future of Smallholder Farmers Under the Current Land Administration System in Zambia. Lauren Honig and Brian P. Mulenga. Working Paper 101. October 2015.
- Unpacking the Growth of Medium-scale Farms Zambia: What Are the Implications for the Future of Smallholder Agriculture? Nicholas J. Sitko, Jordan Chamberlin, and Brian Mulenga. Working Paper No. 100. October 2015.
- The Politics of Maize in Zambia: Who holds the Keys to Change the Status Quo? Antony Chapoto, Olipa Zulu-Mbata, Barak D. Hoffman, Chance Kabaghe, Nicolas Sitko, Auckland Kuteya and Ballard Zulu. Working Paper 99. October 2015.
- The Geography of Customary Land in Zambia: Is Development Strategy Engaging With The Facts? Nicholas J. Sitko, Jordan Chamberlin, and Munguzwe Hichaambwa. Working Paper 98. September 2015.
- Does Late Delivery of Subsidized Fertilizer Affect Smallholder Maize Productivity and Production? Thelma Namonje-Kapembwa, Roy Black, and T.S. Jayne. Working Paper 97. July 2015.
- Is Smallholder Horticulture the Unfunded Poverty Reduction Option in Zambia? A Comparative Assessment of Welfare Effects of Participation in Horticultural and Maize Markets. Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Jordan Chamberlin, and Stephen Kabwe. Working Paper 96. March 2015.
- Does Customary Land Tenure System Encourage Local Forestry Management in Zambia? A Focus on Wood Fuel. Brian P. Mulenga, Chewe Nkonde, and Hambulo Ngoma. Working Paper No. 95. May 2015.
- Cooking Fuel Choice in Urban Zambia: Implications on Forest Cover. Solomon T. Tembo, Brian P. Mulenga, and Nicholas Sitko.Working Paper No. 94. March 2015.
- Bumper Harvests a Curse or a Blessing for Zambia: Lessons from the 2014/15 Maize Marketing Season. Antony Chapoto, Brian Chisanga, Auckland Kuteya, and Stephen Kabwe. Working Paper No. 93. March 2015.
- Do Input Subsidy Programs Raise Incomes and Reduce Poverty among Smallholder Farm Households? Evidence from Zambia. Nicole M. Mason and Solomon T. Tembo.Working Paper 92. February 2015.
- Does Minimum Tillage with Planting Basins or Ripping Raise Maize Yields? Meso-panel Data Evidence from Zambia. Hambulo Ngoma, Nicole M. Mason, and Nicholas Sitko. Working Paper 91. January 2015.
- Child Malnutrition, Agricultural Diversification and Commercialization among Smallholders in Eastern Zambia. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka and Christian H. Kuhlgatz. Working Paper 90. January, 2015.
- Revised: Does the Current Sugar Market Structure Benefit Consumers and Sugarcane Growers? Brian Chisanga, Ferdinand H. Meyer, Alex Winter-Nelson, and Nicholas J. Sitko.Working Paper 89. October 2014.
- Agricultural Commodity Exchanges and the Development of Grain Markets and Trade in Africa: A Review of Recent Experience. T.S. Jayne, Chris Sturgess, Ron Kopicki, and Nicholas Sitko. Working Paper 88. October 2014.
- Determinants of Adoption of Minimum Tillage by Cotton Farmers in Eastern Zambia. Philip P. Grabowski, John M. Kerr, Steven Haggblade, and Stephen Kabwe. Working Paper 87. October 2014.
- Climate Trends and Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change in Zambia. Brian P. Mulenga and Ayala Wineman. Working Paper No. 86. September 2014.
- Analysis of the Sunflower Value Chain in Zambia’s Eastern Province. Mary Lubungu, William J. Burke and Nicholas J. Sitko. Working Paper No. 85. September 2014.
- Demystifying the Role of Grain Assemblers in the Rural Maize Markets of Eastern and Southern Africa. Nicholas Sitko and T.S. Jayne. Working Paper No. 84. June 2014.
- Poverty Reduction Potential of Increasing Smallholder Access to Land. Munguzwe Hichaambwa and T. S. Jayne. IAPRI Working Paper No. 83. March 2014.
- What Explains Minimal Usage of Minimum Tillage Practices in Zambia? Evidence from District-Representative Data. Hambulo Ngoma, Brian P. Mulenga, and T.S. Jayne. IAPRI Working Paper No. 82. March 2014.
- Conservation Farming Adoption among Smallholder Cotton Farmers in Zambia, 2002 to 2011. Stephen Kabwe, Philip P. Grabowski, Steven Haggblade, and Gelson Tembo. No. 64. March, 2014.
- Does Land Titling Increase Smallholder Agricultural Productivity in Zambia? Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Nicholas Sitko, and Jordan Chamberlin. No. 63. February, 2014.
- The Maize Price Spike of 2012/13: Understanding the Paradox of High Prices despite Abundant Supplies. Nicholas J. Sitko and Auckland N. Kuteya. IAPRI Working Paper 81. October 2013
- Effects of Policy Reforms on Price Transmission in Coffee Markets: Evidence from Zambia and Tanzania. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka and Awudu Abdulai. IAPRI Working Paper 79. September 2013.
- What are the Effects of Input Subsidies on Maize Prices? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia. Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Nicole M. Mason, T. S. Jayne, Francis Darko, and Solomon Tembo. IAPRI Working Paper 75. June 2013.
- Zambia’s input subsidy programs. Nicole M. Mason, T.S. Jayne, & Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka. Presentation at the IFPRI-Michigan State University workshop on Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Methods, Findings, and Implications for Policy. IFPRI, Washington, DC. April 16, 2013.
- Persistent rural poverty amidst significant agricultural growth: Where are we going wrong? Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka and IAPRI Team. Presentation to Media organizations, IAPRI, Lusaka. April 3, 2013.
- Perceptions of Climate Change and Determinants of Minimum Tillage Use by Smallholder Farmers in Zambia. Brian P. Mulenga, Hambulo Ngoma, and Thomas Jayne. Climate Smart Agriculture: Global Science Conference. University of California, Davis, U.S.A. March 20 -22, 2013.
- How Can the Zambian Government Improve the Targeting of the Farmer Input Support Program? Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka, Stephen Kabwe, Auckland Kuteya, and Nicole M. Mason. No. 59. February, 2013.
- The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: The Case of Zambia. Antony Chapoto. WIDER Working Paper 100. December 2012.
- Fertilizer Subsidies and Smallholder Commercial Fertilizer Purchases: Crowding Out, Leakage, and Policy Implications for Zambia. Nicole M. Mason and T. S. Jayne. IAPRI Working Paper 70. December 2012.
- Zambian Smallholder Behavioral Responses To Food Reserve Agency Activities (Revised Version). Nicole M. Mason, T. S. Jayne, and Robert J. Myers. No. 57. November 2012.
- The Rising Class of Emergent Farmers: An Effective Model for Achieving Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa? Nicholas J. Sitko and T.S. Jayne. IAPR Working Paper 69. October 2012.
- Gender Control and Labour Input: Who Controls the Proceeds from Staple Crop Production among Zambian Farmers? Arthur M. Shipekesa and T.S. Jayne. IAPRI Working Paper 68. September 2012.
- Is the Government of Zambia’s Subsidy to Maize Millers Benefiting Consumers? Auckland N. Kuteya and T.S. Jayne. IAPRI Working Paper 67. September 2012.
- Smallholder Farmers Participation in Livestock Markets: The Case of Zambian Farmers. Mary Lubungu, Antony Chapoto and Gelson Tembo. IAPRI Working Paper No. 66. August 2012.
- Urban Consumption Patterns of Livestock Products in Zambia and Implications for Policy. Munguzwe Hichaambwa. IAPRI Working Paper No. 65. July 2012
- Where Do Urban Households in Zambia Buy their Livestock Products? Munguzwe Hichaambwa. Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute Policy Brief Number 56. Lusaka, Zambia. July 2012.
- Agricultural Transformation in Zambia: Alternative Institutional Models for Accelerating Agricultural Productivity Growth, and Commercialization. Antony Chapoto, Steven Haggblade, Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Stephen Kabwe, Steven Longabaugh, Nicholas Sitko, and David Tschirley. IAPRI Working Paper No. 64. June 2012.
- Supply Response of Export Crops in Zambia: The Case of Coffee. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka and Awudu Abdulai. Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute Policy Brief Number 55. Lusaka, Zambia. May 2012.
- Disrupting Demand for Commercial Seed: Input Subsidies in Malawi and Zambia. Nicole M. Mason and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert. IAPRI Working Paper No. 63. April 2012.
- Smallholder Commercialization Trends as Affected by Land Constraints in Zambia: What Are the Policy Implications? Munguzwe Hichaambwa and T. S. Jayne. Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute Policy Brief Number 54. Lusaka, Zambia. April 2012.
- Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) Through an Electronic Voucher System in Zambia. Nicholas J. Sitko, Richard Bwalya, Jolly Kamwanga, and Mukata Wamulume. Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute Policy Brief Number 53. Lusaka, Zambia. April 2012.
- Getting More “Bang for the Buck”: Diversifying Subsidies Beyond Fertilizer and Policy Beyond Subsidies. William J. Burke, T. S. Jayne, and J. Roy Black. Policy Synthesis No. 52. March 2012.
- Can the FISP More Effectively Achieve Food Production and Poverty Reduction Goals? William J. Burke, T.S. Jayne, and Nicholas J. Sitko. Policy Synthesis No. 51. March 2012.
- The Effects of the Food Reserve Agency on Maize Market Prices in Zambia. Nicole M. Mason and Robert J. Myers. Policy Synthesis No. 50. December 2011.
- Zambian Smallholder Behavioral Responses To Food Reserve Agency Activities. Nicole M. Mason, T. S. Jayne, and Robert J. Myers. Policy Synthesis No. 49. December 2011.
- Mountains of Maize, Persistent Poverty. T.S. Jayne, Nicole Mason, William Burke, Arthur Shipekesa, Antony Chapoto, and Chance Kabaghe. Policy Synthesis No. 48. November 2011.
- The 2011 Surplus in Smallholder Maize Production in Zambia: Drivers, Beneficiaries, & Implications for Agricultural & Poverty Reduction Policies. Nicole M. Mason, William J. Burke, Arthur Shipekesa, & T. S. Jayne. FSRP Working Paper No. 58. November 2011.
- Zambian Farmers’ Access to Maize Markets. Antony Chapoto and T.S. Jayne. FSRP Working Paper No. 57. September 2011.
- Dynamic Pathways into and out of Poverty: A Case of Small Holder Farmers in Zambia. Diana J. Banda, Priscilla Hamukwala, Steven Haggblade, and Antony Chapoto. FSRP Working Paper No. 56. August 2011.
- Factors Affecting Poverty Dynamics in Rural Zambia. Antony Chapoto, Diana Banda, Steven Haggblade, and Priscilla Hamukwala. FSRP Working Paper No. 55. July 2011.
- Why Are Zambian Farmers Not Harvesting All Their Maize?Arthur M. Shipekesa and T.S. Jayne. Policy Syntheses No. 45, July 2011.
- Revitalizing Zambia’s Agricultural Marketing Information Centre (Amic). Daria Gage. Policy Syntheses No. 44, July, 2011.
- Productivity Impact of Conservation Farming On Smallholder Cotton Farmers in Zambia. Steven Haggblade, Stephen Kabwe and Christina Plerhoples. Policy Syntheses No.43, March, 2010
- The Contribution of Non-Timber Forest Products to Rural Household Income in Zambia. Brian P. Mulenga, Robert B. Richardson, Lawrence Mapemba, and Gelson Tembo. FSRP Working Paper No. 54. June 2011.
- Constraints to the Development of Commodity Exchanges in Africa: A Case Study of Zamace. Nicholas J. Sitko and T.S. Jayne. FSRP Working Paper No. 53. June 2011
- Rural Zambian Smallholders’ Cost of Maize Production. FSRP/ACF and MACO/Policy and Planning Dept. Invited presentation to the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. 17 February, 2011
- Seminar to institutionalize the process of developing Annual Estimates of Maize Production Costs within the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the Central Statistical Office through annual Crop Forecast Surveys. See the presentation from the joint MACO/CSO/FSRP seminar held on 2 February, 2011 at the Belvedere Lodge, Lusaka.
- Who Gained and Who Lost from Zambia's 2010 Maize Marketing Policies? Chewe Nkonde, Nicole M. Mason, Nicholas J. Sitko, and T. S. Jayne. Working Paper No. 49. January 2011
- Status of Lusaka Fresh Produce Wholesale Markets and Options for Investments. Munguzwe Hichaambwa Presented at the meeting of the AfDB Co-financing of SAPP for Urban Agricultural Wholesale Markets. Lusaka. 7 January 2011.
- Factors Contributing to Zambia’s 2010 Maize Bumper Harvest. William J. Burke, T. S. Jayne and Antony Chapoto Number 42, September, 2010.
- Why are Fresh Produce Prices So Unstable in Lusaka? Insights for Policy and Investment Priorities. Munguzwe Hichaambwa and David Tschirley Number 41, June, 2010.
- Review of Zambia's 2011 Budget for the Agriculture and Livestock Sector
Presentation at the 2010 ACF/FSRP Breakfast Budget Review Meeting: Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka -19 Oct, 2010.
- What's The Progress on Agricultural Productivity in Zambia?
Presentation to the Zambia National Farmers Union Congress. Mulungushi Conference Centre, Lusaka. 6 October, 2010
- Maize Buyers Alert: Zambia Guidebook to Location of Expected Smallholder Maize Sales for the 2010-2011 Marketing Season.
Presentation distributed at the Lusaka Agriculture and Commercial Show, Lusaka. July 29-31, 2010. By MACO/CSO and ACF/FSRP.
- What's Behind Zambia's Record Maize Crop?
Analysis of the 2009/10 Maize Production Estimate from the Crop Forecast Survey. Download a presentation by FSRP/ACF and MACO/Policy and Planning Department done at Mulungushi, House, Lusaka. 28 June 2010. See also a presentation to Donor CPs.
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant
Making Grain Markets Work for Smallholder Farmers and Consumers in Eastern and Southern Africa. Download presentations and recommendations from a conference sponsored by the CAADP Programme, of COMESA and ACTESA. Lusaka Zambia. May 10, 2010.
- Lack of Infrastructure Costing Farmers in COMESA
Speaking at a COMESA/ACTESA Workshop on May 10, 2010, Zambian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives Peter Daka said the issue of poor infrastructure such as access roads in individual countries and those linking other countries in the region needs to be tackled if COMESA countries are to achieve growth.
- Over the past 10 years in Zambia smallholder maize yields on fields planted without fertiliser are decreasing? Why?
These are among the research results discussed at the recent ACF/FSRP meeting on "Categorisation/Economic Stratification of Rural Cropping Households in Zambia."