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Challenges of Smallholder Soybean Production and Commercialization in Eastern Province of Zambia

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  • Lubungu, Mary
  • Burke, William J.
  • Sitko, Nicholas J.

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This study uses data from qualitative research and different national representative surveys to identify factors limiting smallholder linkages to the growing markets for soybean in Zambia and to provide concrete strategies to overcome them. Soybean production remains low despite its clear benefits for smallholders. This is due to limited availability of high yielding soybean seed and limited incentive for private investment in smallholder soybean seed multiplication. Low production is also related to agronomic practices, such as late planting and poor disease management as well as low usage of yield improving inputs such as inoculum.

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  • Lubungu, Mary & Burke, William J. & Sitko, Nicholas J., 2013. "Challenges of Smallholder Soybean Production and Commercialization in Eastern Province of Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 161375, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midcpb:161375
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.161375
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    1. Sitko, Nicholas J. & Chisanga, Brian, 2016. "How Is Multinational Investment in Grain and Oilseed Trading Reshaping the Smallholder Markets in Zambia?," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 234948, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

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    Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy;

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