Climate Trends and Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change in Zambia

In Zambia like in many other developing countries, the agricultural sector is highly dependent on rain-fed production and therefore vulnerable to weather shocks. Maize is the primary staple crop in Zambia, and is widely grown by smallholder farmers throughout the country, with a dual cassava-maize regime found only in the northern region. Among the smallholder farmers almost all production is rain-fed with very few farmers using mechanized irrigation. Climate change therefore has the potential to significantly reduce agricultural production and exacerbate poverty and food insecurity.


Issue Date:
2014-09
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/186605
Total Pages:
34
Series Statement:
IAPRI Working Paper
No. 86




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