Zambia

Scholarly Publications

Landsat-based classification in the cloud: An opportunity for a paradigm shift in land cover monitoring

June 2017

Satellite-derived land cover maps play an important role in many applications, including monitoring of smallholder-dominated agricultural landscapes.

Towards fine resolution global maps of crop yields: Testing multiple methods and satellites in three countries

May 2017

One of the greatest challenges in monitoring food security is to provide reliable crop yield information that is temporally consistent and spatially scalable.

Factors explaining the low and variable profitability of fertilizer application to maize in Zambia

October 2016

It is widely recognized that an “African green revolution” will require greater use of inorganic fertilizers.

News

Gates Foundation's Jeff Raikes and Cargill's Greg Page on improving global food security

March 2011

February 10th marked the launch of FSE’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series.

Global warming could hurt some poor populations and lift others from poverty, FSE study finds

February 2010

The impact of global warming on food prices and hunger could be large over the next 20 years. But even as some people are hurt, others would be helped out of poverty, according to a new FSE study.

Projects

Understanding Fertilizer Effectiveness and Adoption in Zambia

This project will focus on the potential role of fertilizer in the intensification of maize production amongst Zambian smallholders.
English