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Agricultural Productivity Programme for Southern Africa (APPSA)

 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMME FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA (APPSA)

 

Regional Centre of Leadership for Legumes and Legume based Farming Systems

Introduction

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has received a loan from the World Bank for the Agricultural Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) Programme. APPSA is a 6 year (2013 –2018) regional program covering Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia with each country receiving U$30 Million. Malawi is a Centre of Leadership for maize and maize based farming systems. Mozambique is Centre Leader-ship for rice and rice based farming systems while Zambia is Centre

of Leadership for ‘Food Legumes’ nuts, and pigeon peas) and food legumes based farming system.

 In Zambia, the project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, through the Department of Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI).

The Programme is targeting 2,300,000 program beneficiaries in Zambia (Lead farmers, contact farmers and other farmers) and it is expected that at least 30 technologies will be made available to farmers and other end users by the end of the Programme period. Out of this number, at least 20 technologies generated or promoted by the Programme in Zambia will be made available to another participating country.

 Agricultural Productivity Programme for Southern Africa (APPSA)

 Project Goal

 The goal of the project is to improve food and nutrition security and incomes of smallholder producers through increased crop productivity in selected areas of Zambia .

 Project Development Objective

 In pursuit of the longer term goal of improving productivity and production of safe and nutritious food within priority farming systems in the Southern Africa region, the Project Development Objective of APPSA is to improve the availability of agricultural technologies within and across SADC countries.

           

  APPSA Sub Projects

                      

           Success Stories

                         

                 Policy Briefs

APPSA has sixty nine (69)

sub-projects namely;
1. List of Sub projects on Legumes
2. Maize
3. Conservation Agriculture
4. Rice
5. Multiple Crops
6. Cassava
7. Climate Smart Agriculture

      Read more......

  1. PACHE PACHE SEED GROWERS RECEIVE A SHOT IN THE ARM
  2. Scaling up smallholder soybean
  3. Farmers Approve and Appreciate the use of Herbicides as a less tedious but Costly way of weeding

 

 

  1. Biofortification Fe Beans
  2. Biofortified Maize
  3. Aflatoxins

 

 

 

 

Project Summaries

CYCLE 1 SUB PROJECT SUMMARIES                      CYCLE 2 SUB PROJECT SUMMARIES                    CYCLE 3 SUB PROJECT SUMMARIES

  • Rice                                                          Rice                                                                       Cassava                                 
  • Legumes                                                   Legumes                                                               Climate Smart
  • Maize                                                        Maize                                                                      Legumes
  • Sorghum                                                   Multiple crops                                                       Maize
                                                                    Conservation Agriculture                                  Rice

Organization Info

The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) is one of the departments in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Contact Us

Address : Mt Makulu Central Research Station, Chilanga

Phone No : +260 211 278380

                  +260 211 278130

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