The Impact of National Agricultural Strategies and Programmes on Small Scale Farmers of Gwembe District of Southern Province of Zambia, 1964-1991

  • Mwansa Mulenga Chisekesi Secondary School Monze, Zambia
Keywords: Gwembe, Agricultural strategies and programmes, Ecological constraints


This article examines the impact of national agricultural strategies and programmes formulated, modified and implemented by the Zambian government in Gwembe District. Using both primary and secondary data, the article demonstrates that despite the various agricultural strategies and programmes implemented in Gwembe, the impact was negligible due to persistent crop failure resulting from droughts and other ecological limitations, failure of parastatals tasked with disbursement of credit, and other services as well as inadequate agricultural storage facilities.