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Zambian Seed Industry Expanding Regional Markets - Feed the Future and USAID
Zambian Seed Industry Expanding Southern Africa Regional Markets – Feed the Future and USAID
Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project - by USAID
The Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project, implemented by USAID

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During the decade prior to 2011, Zambia was one of the world’s fastest growing economies and achieved lower-middle income nation status. Since then, Zambia’s economic development has consistently declined. In 2020, with a poverty rate hovering just above 50 percent, chronic malnutrition persisting at 35 percent, and the divide expanding between the rich and poor, it is projected to be negative for the first time.

Many Zambians still live in extreme poverty and significant challenges hamper the country’s development including limited economic diversification, ongoing dependence on copper mining, degradation of the natural resource base, high unemployment, low agricultural productivity, inadequate road and energy infrastructure, poor education outcomes, and health crises caused by the heavy burden of HIV/AIDS and other diseases. 

USAID/Zambia’s 2019–2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy aims to advance Zambia’s journey to self-reliance and make progress toward the ultimate objective of ending Zambia’s need for development assistance. USAID will partner with the Zambian government, civil society and private sector to advance the country’s self-reliance through more effective development choices and governance, enterprise-driven economic growth, and increased resilience among its vulnerable citizens.

USAID assistance in Zambia focuses on: (1) effective, citizen-responsive governance; (2) rural poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource management; (3) utilization of quality health, water and sanitation, and social protection services; and (4) primary education quality.

Contact Information

Mission Contact

Subdivision 694/Stand 100, Ibex Hill Rd
P.O. Box 320373
Lusaka
Zambia
Phone 
+260 211 357 000
Fax 
+260 211 357 041

USAID Contact

Ben Doran
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523

Last updated: November 22, 2021

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