Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education


  1. Gendered Impacts of Input Subsidy Policies on Household Crop Diversity and Food Security: Evidence from Zambia. In partnership with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC); 2018 – 2019.
  2. Impact of the Amatheon outgrower scheme on smallholder livelihoods. In partnership with the German Development Institute; 2018 – 2020.
  3. Nutritional impact of agricultural diversification in Zambia: exploring linkages between agricultural diversification, household dietary diversity and child nutritional status. In partnership with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC); 2017 – 2019.
  4. Impact of the farmer input support policy on agricultural production and dietary diversity in Zambia. In partnership with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC); 2017 – 2019.
  5. Organic Resource Management for Soil Fertility (ORM4Soil) Project -Farmer-driven organic resource management to build soil fertility and improve food security. In partnership with the Swiss Programme for Global Research on Development; 2015 – 2020
  6. Analysis of the Value Chain for Indigenous Edible Insects and their Potential Role in Mother and Child Nutrition in Eastern and Southern Africa: Focus On Mopani Worms. In partnership with the AAUN (Australia Africa Universities Network) Food and Nutrition Security Projects; 2015 – 2018.



  1. Elias Kuntashula, Robert Nhlane and Fulayi Chisola (forthcoming).  Adoption and impact of fertiliser trees on heterogeneous farmer classified soil types in Chongwe District of Zambia. (Agrekon, In press)


  1. Hamukwala, P., Oparinde, A., Binswanger-Mkhize, H.P., and Kirsten, J. Design Factors Influencing Willingness-to-Pay Estimates in the Becker-DeGroot-Marschak (BDM) Mechanism and the Non-Hypothetical Choice Experiment: A Case of Biofortified Maize in Zambia.  Accepted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Economics. January, (2018).


  1. Mutale G., T. Kalinda & E. Kuntashula (2017) Factors affecting Joint Adoption of Herbicides and Conservation Tillage Technologies among Smallholder Farmers in Zambia. Journal of Agricultural Science 9(12): 205-222. doi: 10.5539/jas.v9n12p205
  2. Nkhoma, S., T. Kalinda & E. Kuntashula (2017) Adoption and Impact of Conservation Agriculture on Smallholder Farmers’ Crop Productivity and Income in Luapula Province, Zambia. Journal of Agricultural Science 9(9): 168-181. doi:10.5539/jas.v9n9p168
  3. Tembo, M.C., E. Kuntashula & T. Kalinda (2017) Climate Change Awareness and Joint Decision to Adopt Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture Practices in Zambia. Journal of Sustainable Development 10 (4): 107-120. doi:10.5539/jsd.v10n4p107
  4. Ng’ombe, J.N., T.H. Kalinda & G. Tembo (2017): Does adoption of conservation farming practices result in increased crop revenue? Evidence from Zambia, Agrekon,
  5. Kiwanuka, R.N.L. and Machethe, C. Impact of Participation of Smallholder Farmers in Interlocked Contractual Arrangements on Household Income in the Dairy Sector of Zambia” the 55th Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) conference held on the 19th -21st September 2017 at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel, South Africa.


  1. Kiwanuka, R.N.L and Machethe, C. 2016. Determinants of Smallholders’ Participation in Zambia’s Dairy Sector’s Interlocked Contractual Arrangements. Journal of Sustainable Development; 9(2): 230-245doi:10.5539/jsd.v9n2p230 URL:
  2. Jayne, T. S., J. Chamberlin, L. Traub, N. Sitko, M. Muyanga, F.K. Yeboah, W. Anseeuw, A. Chapoto, A. Wineman, C. Nkonde, and R. Kachule. 2016. Africa’s Changing Farm Size Distribution Patterns: The Rise of Medium-Scale Farms. Agricultural Economics 47 (S1): 197–214.
  3. Kiwanuka, R.N.L., Machethe, C., Nkonde, C., and Marinda, P.M. Determinants of Smallholder Farmers’ Access to Credit from Zambia’s Dairy Sector Interlocked Contractual Arrangements. Paper presented at the 2016 Global Development Finance Conference; held at The Gateway Hotel, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa on 23rd-24th November 2016.


  1. Nkonde, C., T.S. Jayne, R. Richardson, and F. Place. 2015. “Does the Inverse Farm Size-Productivity Relationship Hold Over a Wide Range of Farm Sizes? Evidence from Zambia.” Paper presented at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty under the theme: “Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity”, Washington DC, March 23-27, 2015.
  2. Kuntashula E, Chabala L.M, Chibwe T.K and Kaluba P (2015) The effects of household wealth on adoption of agricultural related climate change adaptation strategies in Zambia. Sustainable Agriculture Research Vol. 4, No. 4; 2015, ISSN 1927-050X E-ISSN 1927-0518
  3. Kuntashula E and Mungatana E (2015). Estimating the causal effect of improved fallows on environmental services provision under farmers field conditions in Chongwe – Zambia (Environment and Development, 20 (01): 80 -100; DOI:10.1017/S1355770X14000011).


  1. Tembo, G., Hamukwala, P., Chimai, B & Chishimba, E. (2014).  Socio-economic characteristics of sorghum & millet farmers in Luansshya district of Zambia: Does improved seed matter? International Journal of Current Research, 6(2) pp 5172-5177
  2. Jayne, Thomas S., A. Chapoto, N. Sitko, C. Nkonde, M. Muyanga, and J. Chamberlin. 2014. “Is the Scramble for Land in Africa Foreclosing a Smallholder Agricultural Expansion Strategy?” Journal of International Affairs 67(2): 35-53.
  3. Van der Horst, D., S. Vermeylen and E. Kuntashula 2014. The hedgification of maizescapes? Scalability and multi-functionality of Jatropha curcas hedges in a mixed farming landscape in Zambia (Ecology and Society, 19(2): 48 -06437-190248).
  4. Kuntashula, E.,   van der Horst D., and Vermeylen S (2014). A pro-poor biofuel? Household wealth and farmer participation in Jatropha curcas seed production and exchange in Eastern Zambia (Biomass and Bio-energy – 63: 187 -197.


  1. Kalinda, T., Banda D.J, Hamukwala, P., Maimbo, F., and Sjaastad. E. (2013). "The impact of the Zimbabwean crisis on informal cross_border trade with Zambia." In the Shadow of a conflict: Crisis in Zimbabwe and its effects in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia, African book collective, edited by Bill Derman and Randi Kaarhus, 309-326. Harare: Weaver Press.
  2. Chabala .L.M., Kuntashula, E and Lubinda, R.K.N. (2013). Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Land Use and Related Adaptation Strategies in Zambia’s Agro-Ecological Zones I and II. Department of Soil Sciences (UNZA), Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (UNZA) and Michigan State University/IFPRI.


  1. Meenakshi, J. V.; Banerji, A; Manyong V.; Tomlins, K. Mittal, N and Hamukwala P. (2012). Using a discrete choice experiment to elicit the demand for a nutritious food: Willingness-to-pay for orange maize in rural Zambia. Journal of Health Economics. Vol 31 (1) pp 62-71.
  2. Hamukwala, P., Tembo, G., Erbaugh, J.M. and Larson, W.D., (2012). Improved seed variety value chains in Zambia: A missed opportunity to improve smallholder productivity. African Journal of Agricultural Research7(34), pp.4803-4818.
  3. Kalinda, T. (2014) Multiple Shocks and Risk Management Strategies among Rural Households in Zambia’s Mazabuka District. Journal of Sustainable Development 7(5): 52-67. doi:10.5539/jsd.v7n5p52
  4. Chiona, S., G. Tembo, T.H. Kalinda and C. Nkonde. 2012. "Technical and Allocative Efficiency of Smallholder Maize Farmers in Zambia." Journal of Agricultural and Biomedical Sciences 1(2): 72-78.


  1. Nkonde, C., N.M. Mason, N.J.  Sitko, and T.S. Jayne. 2011. “Who Gained and Who Lost from Zambia’s 2010 Maize Marketing Policies?” FSRP Working Paper No. 49, Lusaka, Zambia: Food Security Research Project.
  2. Tschirley, D., M. Hichaambwa, and M. Mwiinga, (2011) Comparative Assessment of the Marketing Structure and Price Behaviour of Three Staple Vegetables in Lusaka, Zambia. Book Chapter Contribution: Vegetable Production and Marketing in Africa – Socio Economic Research, CAB International, 127-147
  3. Lubinda, R.N.K, R. Bwalya, T. Kalinda, J. Asimwe, and G. Tembo. 2011. Assessment of Factors associated with Common Bean Production in Zambia’s Kafue District. Journal of Science and Technology, 15(1): 29-35.