With 47 years of independence and more than 40 ethno-linguistic groups, Zambia has experienced relative stability that sets it apart from many of its neighbors. Good macroeconomic performance, coupled with consistent, rapid growth in mining, construction, telecommunications, and tourism, has helped spur GDP growth of more than 5 percent per year for the decade ending in 2010.
The World Bank reclassified Zambia as a lower-middle-income country in 2011, reporting that foreign aid-driven interventions and surging prices of copper in the last few decades resulted in the upward adjustment in Zambia’s income growth. Under continuous civilian rule since independence, Zambia has
Over the next five years in Zambia, Feed the future aims to help an estimated 263,000 vulnerable Zambian women, children and family members—mostly smallholder farmers—escape hunger and poverty. More than 173,000 children will be reached with services to improve their nutrition and prevent stunting and child mortality. Significant numbers of additional rural populations will achieve improved income and nutritional status from strategic policy engagement and institutional investments.
To meet its objectives, Feed the Future Zambia is making core investments in four key areas:
1. Oilseeds, legumes, maize and horticulture value chains