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Despite the Zambian Government’s intention to diversify agriculture, the country is still heavily reliant on a narrow range of crops. This discussion paper explores the reasons for the lack of agricultural diversity from the perspectives of smallholder households, market actors and extension officers. The results of the ‘Beyond Maize’ study are a collaborative effort by the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) and Consumer Unity Trust Society (CUTS), facilitated by Hivos and IIED.

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Title: Beyond maize: Exploring agricultural diversification in Zambia from different perspectives

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Despite the Zambian Government’s intention to diversify agriculture, the country is still heavily reliant on a narrow range of crops. This discussion paper explores the reasons for the lack of agricultural diversity from the perspectives of smallholder households, market actors and extension officers. The results of the ‘Beyond Maize’ study are a collaborative effort by the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) and Consumer Unity Trust Society (CUTS), facilitated by Hivos and IIED.

Publisher: Hivos and IIED

Type: pdf

ISBN: 978-1-78431-724-9