Zambia has high rates of poverty, especially in rural areas. Despite a decade of economic growth, poverty has not significantly reduced mainly due to a stagnant agriculture sector, rural/urban inequality and chronic undernutrition. Improved infrastructure and capacities and access to technologies and credit would transform the livelihoods of smallholder farmers as well as boost the country’s food security.
3 out of 4 - Zambians live in poverty
More than 50% - Zambians are undernourished
14% - HIV/AIDS prevalence in Zambia
1/3 - Average yields of most crops in Zambia compared to the global average