Zambia
Most Harvested Crop in 2005
Maize
Poverty Headcount Ratio $1.90/day (2011 PPP) in 2010
61%
Most Acute Condition Among Children in 2014
17% Severely Stunted
Average Annual Rainfall from 1990 to 2015
893mm
About

Zambia is a country located in Africa south of the Sahara. As of 2010 Zambia had a total population of approximately 11.35M people. This represents a -3% decrease from 2006 when the population of Zambia was approximately 11.69M.

The most widely harvested crop in Zambia by area was Maize with 615.62k ha harvested with a total production value of Intl $165.50M.

Among children in Zambia in 2014, 17% were severely stunted, 3% were severely underweight, and 2% were severely wasted.

As of 2010, there were 6.94M people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 8.72M people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Zambia.

Agriculture

Harvested Area Versus Value of Production

Sugarcanes are the crop with the highest production value per area in Zambia, with Intl $3.40k per ha.

Sorghums are the crop with the lowest production value per area in Zambia, with Intl $99.8 per ha.

This means that growers of Sugarcanes will earn approximately 34 times more per hectare than if they grow Sorghums.

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Water Supply for Crops

94%
Rainfed
6%
Irrigated

In 2005, 94% of the crops produced in Zambia by harvested area were rainfed, compared to 6% irrigated.

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Climate

Rainfall by Location

From 1990 to 2015, Zambia had average annual rainfall of 893mm across a total cropland area of 1.39M ha.

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Health

Health Conditions Among Children

17%
Severely Stunted
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Among children in Zambia in 2014, 17% were severely stunted, 3% were severely underweight, and 2% were severely wasted.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Gender

42%
Male Stunting
38%
Female Stunting

The health condition most afflicting male and female children in 2014 in Zambia is stunting with 42% of male children affected and 38% of female children affected.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Residence

36%
Urban Stunting
42%
Rural Stunting

The health condition most afflicting urban and rural children in 2014 in Zambia is stunting with 36% of urban children affected and 42% of rural children affected.

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Poverty

Poverty Levels

6.94M
$1.90/day (2011 PPP)
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As of 2010, there were 6.94M people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 8.72M people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Zambia.

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Poverty Measures by Residence

Disposable Income
52%
Urban
93%
Rural

As of 2010, 52% of people living in urban areas and 93% of people living in rural areas in Zambia live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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