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Factors affecting agricultural production in Zambia

Hyde Haantuba

Factors affecting agricultural production in Zambia

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Published by Institute of Economic and Social Research, University of Zambia in [Lusaka] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zambia.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Zambia.,
    • Agricultural productivity -- Zambia.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries by Hyde Haantuba & Mukata Wamulume.
      ContributionsWamulume, Mukata., Zambia. Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD2131.5 .H27 1998b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 51, [64] leaves ;
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL527438M
      LC Control Number98982000

      These secondary crops are used for various purposes such as home consumption, beer brewing, sale in the informal sector, food for poultry or small livestock, food in case of drought especially cassava or informal exchange or barter during the season in return for seeds, small livestock, poultry or other goods. Rising carbon dioxide levels would also have effects, both detrimental and beneficial, on crop yields. Programmes to increase production and incomes in enterprises controlled by women can also contribute to the improvement of household food security; many studies have shown that earnings by women are likely to be utilized for increasing family food consumption. Basically a high price was set for any imports - this would be maintained by heavily taxing imported produce. Why should this be so?

      Land tenancy and land tenure affect the agricultural operations and cropping patterns in many ways. When temperatures are consistently high with sufficient precipitation high yield crops such as rise can be grown. Each of the major religions has certain taboos and the use of certain agricultural commodities is prohibited in each of them. Apart from this, political factors, such as participation of government in formulating and implementing various policies, have a major part in economic growth.

      As the rice produced such high yields farmer could dedicate more land to other crops that could be sold for cash. If it takes much time to send the produce, especially at the peak time, to the market when the farmer could have been profitably employed in other activities. The green revolution was the result of an intensive plant-breeding programme in Mexico. Governments influence agriculture with: agriculture reform laws; hydrological plans for irrigation new land; economic aid to farmers to help buy materials and machinery ; production quotas and, occasionally, restrictions on imports. Men should also be encouraged to strengthen their role as providers of care.


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Food acquisition is therefore a major preoccupation of all animals.

5 Factors that Affect the Economic Growth of a Country

In other words, technology can be defined as nature and type of technical instruments used by a certain amount of labor. Access to health services is vital, especially in rural areas, where the prevention, timely treatment and proper management of infectious diseases can make an important contribution towards improving nutritional levels.

Household food security depends on an adequate income and assets, including land and other productive resources owned. Improvements in the realm of transportation and communication have rendered possible regional specialisation and thus made feasible fuller utilisation of the peculiar features of the specific soils and climates.

In sub-Saharan Africa, where approximately 70 percent of the population live in rural areas, crop and animal production, fisheries and forestry activities are direct sources of food and provide income with which to buy food. Although supply security can be achieved through a policy of self-sufficiency, it can also be achieved through food imports or by a combination of imports and domestic production.

Factors that influence farming

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