This analytical report analyzes how a set of widely promoted agricultural practices, including reduced tillage, crop rotations, legume intercropping as well as the use of modern inputs, affect crop yields and their resilience in Zambia using panel data from the Rural Incomes and Livelihoods Surveys (RILS). The report provides important insights into the interplay between food security outcomes and climatic variables, and provides policy implications for targeted interventions to improve the productivity and the resilience of smallholder agriculture in Zambia in the face of climate change.

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Organization: FAO, European Union

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Adaptation, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English