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[Ambassador report] Zambia - Agriculture- Commercial Farming

by Chabala Chisenga | 19-10-2020 06:53 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Hello fellow environmentalists! The development of commercial farming followed the construction of the railroad in the early 20th century, but the main stimulus did not come until World War II (1939–45), when it was necessary to ensure a maximum output of copper and to minimize the shipping space required for food imports. 

Food production continued to expand as the copper industry helped raise living standards. 

Additional European immigration in the 1950s, as well as programs to diversify the economy, gave rise to the production for export of tobacco, cotton, and peanuts. 

However, partly because of the rapidly rising population, agricultural output never reached the point of meeting domestic food requirements. 

Only 5% of the land area is cultivated at any time, although a much larger area is potentially arable.

The majority of Zambia's population engages in subsistence farming. 

The principal subsistence crops are corn, sorghum, and cassava, while the main cash crops are tobacco, corn, sugarcane, peanuts, and cotton. 

In 1992, liberalized marketing began for most crops, but because of the 1991/92 drought, corn marketing remained under government control. 

A bountiful 1993 harvest made a solid recovery from the drought. In 2001, agriculture accounted for 22% of total GDP.

Production of tobacco, the most important export crop, was estimated at 3,000 tons in 1999. Marketed corn production in 1999 was 856,000 tons (down from 1,096,000 tons in 1991). 

Cotton production reached 8,000 tons of fiber. Also marketed in 1999 were 1,600,000 tons of sugarcane, 7,000 tons of sunflowers, 57,000 tons of peanuts, and 9,000 tons of wheat.

Thank you.


Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings chabala
    I hope you are doing well
    Very informative
    Thank you so much for this report on commercial Farming
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 28-10-2020 11:44

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Chabala!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for sharing your report concerning Commercial Farming in Zambia.
    I'm pleasure to know more about details of your country through your report.
    It is unfortunate that I could only figure out the facts regarding farming.
    I want to know about your original idea, opinions about this issue.
    Can you tell us more?

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 26-10-2020 08:45

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Chabala,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Warm greetings from South Korea.
    Above all, thank you for sharing a report about Zambia's agriculture.
    But as we warned about copy-pasting via mail,
    largely copy pasting your report is considered plagiarism.
    Please try to write reports based on your thoughts or experiences if possible.

    Posted 21-10-2020 03:33

Chabala Chisenga

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Chabala ,

    greetings from nepal

    Thanks for sharing the report om history of Ziambabas agriculture ..

    Keep sharing ,

    Warm regards ,

    Posted 19-10-2020 22:19

Puja Khadka

  • Puja Khadka says :
    Hello Chabala,
    Greetings from Nepal!
    I hope you are all good.
    Firstly thank you for sharing such an informative report.
    It is very interesting to read.
    Keep sharing more and more.
    With Regards,
    Puja khadka
    Posted 19-10-2020 20:39

Sharmila Pandey

  • Sharmila Pandey says :
    Thanks for sharing.keep writing.
    Posted 19-10-2020 19:15

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Hello chabala
    Greetings from Nepal

    Thank you for sharing your informative report on commercial farming of Zambia.

    Keep writing keep sharing
    We are eagerly waiting for next report.

    Posted 19-10-2020 10:32

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