Zambia’s Irrigation Development and Support Project is an integral aspect of the country’s initiative to build multi-level, self-contained farm blocks to create economies of scale and volume and more flexibly respond to consumer demands. The Irrigation Development and Support Project enhances income generation within these farm blocks by irrigating small plots for household use. Successful smallholders partner with each other to expand their reach, and these groups then team up with commercial farmers for greater access to resources, ultimately enhancing the country’s food security.

Contributed by Indira Janaki Ekanayake, Francois Onimus, and Barnabas Mulenga, with assistance from Cambridge Economic Policy Associates, Ltd.