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

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.


Issue Date:
2013-11
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/161375
Total Pages:
5
Series Statement:
IAPRI Policy Brief
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