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Zambia

CABI’s Zambia office serves the Southern African region. As agriculture is the main employer and source of income for the majority of the population here, this office executes our development projects and improves knowledge sharing to address agricultural and environmental challenges encountered by Southern African smallholder farmers.

About

CABI has had a presence in Africa for over 100 years and it has officially established a presence in the Southern African region with an office in Lusaka, Zambia. As agriculture is the main employer and source of income for majority of the population here, this office will facilitate CABI’s execution of its development projects in the region and also improve knowledge sharing to address agricultural and environmental challenges encountered by Southern African smallholder farmers. We already work on multiple development projects with other leading organizations in Southern Africa and our aim is to extend this.

We aim to build strong partnerships with local, regional and international organizations and stakeholders who share CABI’s international development objectives. Staff here will be responsible for carrying out CABI’s mandate in international development by sharing scientific knowledge in agriculture and the environment with smallholder farmers in rural communities. This knowledge will be delivered through projects based around our work on plant heath, soil health, climate smart agriculture, improved trade and market access, and invasive species.

Our Zambian office is strategically located in Kalundu, Lusaka, close to several important international organizations and institutions such as the University of Zambia. Staff based here will work in close partnership with key in-country organizations to achieve our core objective of helping smallholder farmers lose less of what they grow by giving them access to relevant scientific information, enabling them to sustainably address agricultural problems that limit them from securing adequate food for themselves and earning more income.

Contact us

Noah Phiri

Regional Representative, Southern Africa

5834 Mwange Close, Kalundu, PO Box 37589, Lusaka, Zambia

T: +26 0967 619 665 (Office), +26 0973 471 436 (Mobile)

E: n.phiri@cabi.org

CABI - Zambia

5834 Mwange Close, Kalundu, PO Box 37589, Lusaka, Zambia

T: +26 0967 619 665

Centre staff

Chapwa Kasoma

Post Doctoral Fellow, Invasive Species Management

Dora Shimbwambwa

Research Officer - Plant Pathologist

Noah Phiri

Regional Representative, Southern Africa

Lena Durocher-Granger

Project Scientist, Entomologist

Naomi Kanyumbu

Field Technician

Muyambango Liywalii

Communications and Project Support Officer

Sihle Blessings Nakombe

Lab Technician

Invasive Blog

CABI-led study calls for a repurposing of input subsidies to promote sustainable IPM practices

2nd May 2024
PlantwisePlus Blog

Successful on-farm trials using Metarhizium rileyi in Zambia

9th April 2024
PlantwisePlus Blog

CABI’s communications campaign aids the fight against Cassava Brown Streak Disease in Zambia

14th January 2024
CABI Blog

CABI hosts first ever youth in agriculture stakeholders networking event in Lusaka, Zambia

25th October 2023

Documents

CABI in Africa Newsletter - November 2023

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - July 2023

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - November 2022

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - June 2022

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - November 2021

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - June 2021

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - November 2020

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - July 2020

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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Related projects

CABI Project
Village-based biological control of fall armyworm in Zambia

The damage caused by fall armyworm leads to significant yield losses for Zambian smallholder farmers during every crop cycle. While chemical pesticides are used against fall armyworm, these can cause overarching negative effects. This project aims to increase food security and safety for smallholder farmers in Zambia, by providing nature-based solutions to manage this devastating pest in maize crops.

Start:01/05/23 -End:30/06/26