• Bubebe Cowpea

    $15.50$775.00

    Cowpea needs rainfall of between 250 – 750mm/year, sandy to heavy loam soils of about 4.2-5.0pH making it ideal for Region I.

     

    Variety Characteristics
    1. Local Type: Long maturing, prostate
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought.
    Days to maturity: 130 days
    Seed Colour: Pinkish
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 500kg/ha
     
    2. Lutembwe Type: Medium maturing, good leaf quality.
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought
    Days to maturity: 100 days
    Seed Colour: Pink
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
    3. Bubebe Type: Early maturing, two crops per season possible.
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought
    Days to maturity: 63-70 days
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Lutembwe Cowpeas

    $15.50$775.00

    Cowpea needs rainfall of between 250 – 750mm/year, sandy to heavy loam soils of about 4.2-5.0pH making it ideal for Region I.

     

    Variety Characteristics
    1. Local Type: Long maturing, prostate
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought.
    Days to maturity: 130 days
    Seed Colour: Pinkish
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 500kg/ha
     
    2. Lutembwe Type: Medium maturing, good leaf quality.
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought
    Days to maturity: 100 days
    Seed Colour: Pink
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
    3. Bubebe Type: Early maturing, two crops per season possible.
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought
    Days to maturity: 63-70 days
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Namuseba Cowpea

    $15.50$755.00

    Cowpea needs rainfall of between 250 – 750mm/year, sandy to heavy loam soils of about 4.2-5.0pH making it ideal for Region I.

     

    Variety Characteristics
    1. Local Type: Long maturing, prostate
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought.
    Days to maturity: 130 days
    Seed Colour: Pinkish
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 500kg/ha
     
    2. Lutembwe Type: Medium maturing, good leaf quality.
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought
    Days to maturity: 100 days
    Seed Colour: Pink
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
    3. Bubebe Type: Early maturing, two crops per season possible.
    Tolerance: Low nitrogen, drought
    Days to maturity: 63-70 days
    Seed rate: 12kg/ha
    Spacing: 75 x 15 cm
    Target regions: I, II,
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Kafue Soya Beans

    $17.50$875.00

    Soyabeans is one of the important food legume crops grown in Zambia by both commercial and small scale farmers. Soyabeans has the highest concentration and the most balanced quality of protein amongst food legumes crops. The soyabeans oil is also an important source of cooking oil and the cake, left after extraction, is a valuable animal feed. Soyabeans are an excellent rotational crop with cereals.

     

    Variety Characteristics
    1. Lukanga Type: Open-pollinated variety, medium maturing.
    Tolerance: Shattering, most major diseases.
    Days to maturity: 115-120 days
    Grain colour: White
    Seed rate: 100kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 4cm
    Target regions: I, II
    Yield potential: 2,000-3,000kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Lukanga Soya Beans

    $17.50$875.00

    Soyabeans is one of the important food legume crops grown in Zambia by both commercial and small scale farmers. Soyabeans has the highest concentration and the most balanced quality of protein amongst food legumes crops. The soyabeans oil is also an important source of cooking oil and the cake, left after extraction, is a valuable animal feed. Soyabeans are an excellent rotational crop with cereals.

     

    Variety Characteristics
    1. Lukanga Type: Open-pollinated variety, medium maturing.
    Tolerance: Shattering, most major diseases.
    Days to maturity: 115-120 days
    Grain colour: White
    Seed rate: 100kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 4cm
    Target regions: I, II
    Yield potential: 2,000-3,000kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • GV 635 Maize (Hybrid)

    $19.00$950.00

    Maize is grown in all the regions of Zambia but it is more suited to Regions I and II. In region III yields are low especially in fields which are not limed due to aluminum toxicity as the soils are acidic.

     

    Being a sub-tropical plant, maize prefers hot sunny conditions with reliable and evenly distributed rainfall.  Maize does well under frost free conditions and when mean daily temperatures are above 15oC. For germination, the lowest mean daily temperature is about 10oC.  Maize can be grown successfully on a wide range of soils from loamy sands to clays provided there is sufficient depth (at least one meter) and the crop is properly fertilized.  It does well under pH ranging between 4.7 and 6.5.

     

    Recommended Varieties: Farmersare advised to select varieties suited to their region and also the time of planting may help decide the variety to use. The yields are determined by a number of factors among which are; time of planting, soil fertility level and general management factors.

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. GV 635 Type: Three-way hybrid
    Tolerance: Tolerant to MSV, drought, GLS.
    Days to maturity: 125-135 days
    Grain type: Semi-flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II, III
    Yield potential: up to 11,000kg/ha
    2. GV 638 Type: Three-way hybrid
    Tolerance: Tolerant to MSV, drought, GLS.
    Days to maturity: 125-135 days
    Grain type: Semi-flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions: I, II, III
    Yield potential: up to 10,000kg/ha
    3. ZM 521 Type: Open-pollinated variety
    Tolerance: Medium tolerance to low nitrogen, drought, GLS and blight
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Grain type: Semi-dent
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II
    Yield potential: 4,500-5,500kg/ha
    4. MM 409 Type: Open-pollinated variety, early maturing
    Tolerance: Medium tolerance to low nitrogen, drought and GLS
    Days to maturity: 90-100 days
    Grain type: Flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II
    Yield potential: 4,000-4,500kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • GV 638 Maize (Hybrid)

    $19.00$950.00

    Maize is grown in all the regions of Zambia but it is more suited to Regions I and II. In region III yields are low especially in fields which are not limed due to aluminum toxicity as the soils are acidic.

     

    Being a sub-tropical plant, maize prefers hot sunny conditions with reliable and evenly distributed rainfall.  Maize does well under frost free conditions and when mean daily temperatures are above 15oC. For germination, the lowest mean daily temperature is about 10oC.  Maize can be grown successfully on a wide range of soils from loamy sands to clays provided there is sufficient depth (at least one meter) and the crop is properly fertilized.  It does well under pH ranging between 4.7 and 6.5.

     

    Recommended Varieties: Farmersare advised to select varieties suited to their region and also the time of planting may help decide the variety to use. The yields are determined by a number of factors among which are; time of planting, soil fertility level and general management factors.

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. GV 635 Type: Three-way hybrid
    Tolerance: Tolerant to MSV, drought, GLS.
    Days to maturity: 125-135 days
    Grain type: Semi-flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II, III
    Yield potential: up to 11,000kg/ha
    2. GV 638 Type: Three-way hybrid
    Tolerance: Tolerant to MSV, drought, GLS.
    Days to maturity: 125-135 days
    Grain type: Semi-flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions: I, II, III
    Yield potential: up to 10,000kg/ha
    3. ZM 521 Type: Open-pollinated variety
    Tolerance: Medium tolerance to low nitrogen, drought, GLS and blight
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Grain type: Semi-dent
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II
    Yield potential: 4,500-5,500kg/ha
    4. MM 409 Type: Open-pollinated variety, early maturing
    Tolerance: Medium tolerance to low nitrogen, drought and GLS
    Days to maturity: 90-100 days
    Grain type: Flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II
    Yield potential: 4,000-4,500kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • GV 672A Maize (Orange)

    $19.00$950.00

    Maize is grown in all the regions of Zambia but it is more suited to Regions I and II. In region III yields are low especially in fields which are not limed due to aluminum toxicity as the soils are acidic.

     

    Being a sub-tropical plant, maize prefers hot sunny conditions with reliable and evenly distributed rainfall.  Maize does well under frost free conditions and when mean daily temperatures are above 15oC. For germination, the lowest mean daily temperature is about 10oC.  Maize can be grown successfully on a wide range of soils from loamy sands to clays provided there is sufficient depth (at least one meter) and the crop is properly fertilized.  It does well under pH ranging between 4.7 and 6.5.

     

    Recommended Varieties: Farmersare advised to select varieties suited to their region and also the time of planting may help decide the variety to use. The yields are determined by a number of factors among which are; time of planting, soil fertility level and general management factors.

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. GV 635 Type: Three-way hybrid
    Tolerance: Tolerant to MSV, drought, GLS.
    Days to maturity: 125-135 days
    Grain type: Semi-flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II, III
    Yield potential: up to 11,000kg/ha
    2. GV 638 Type: Three-way hybrid
    Tolerance: Tolerant to MSV, drought, GLS.
    Days to maturity: 125-135 days
    Grain type: Semi-flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions: I, II, III
    Yield potential: up to 10,000kg/ha
    3. ZM 521 Type: Open-pollinated variety
    Tolerance: Medium tolerance to low nitrogen, drought, GLS and blight
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Grain type: Semi-dent
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II
    Yield potential: 4,500-5,500kg/ha
    4. MM 409 Type: Open-pollinated variety, early maturing
    Tolerance: Medium tolerance to low nitrogen, drought and GLS
    Days to maturity: 90-100 days
    Grain type: Flint
    Seed rate: 20kg/ha
    Spacing: 90 x 25cm
    Target regions:I, II
    Yield potential: 4,000-4,500kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Beans LUKUPA

    $23.50$1,175.00

    Known as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry bean is a human food high in protein, phosphorus, zinc, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber. Among many other nutritional traits. It is the most important legume worldwide for human consumption. Dry bean is also a valuable cash crop. Beans is a crop that requires the farmer to provide adequate cultural management and attention and this is essential from variety selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability.

     

    Beans is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions. Beans will grow best on well drained friable soils and light sandy loams.

     

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Mbereshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Dark red mottled
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    2. Chambeshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Khaki/Cream
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. Lukupa Habit type: Indeterminate
    Seed colour: Cream mottled
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
    4. Kabulangeti Habit type: Indeterminate (semi climber)
    Seed colour: Purple
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with purplish stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    5. Luangeni Habit type: Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour: White
    Seed size: Small
    Days to maturity: 95-100 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    6. Lyambai Habit type:  Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour:  Red mottled
    Seed size: medium size,
    Days to maturity:  85-90
    Colour of physiologically mature pods:  Cream
    Seed rate:  40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions:  II and III
    Yield potential:  1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Beans LUANGENI

    $23.50$1,175.00

    Known as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry bean is a human food high in protein, phosphorus, zinc, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber. Among many other nutritional traits. It is the most important legume worldwide for human consumption. Dry bean is also a valuable cash crop. Beans is a crop that requires the farmer to provide adequate cultural management and attention and this is essential from variety selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability.

     

    Beans is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions. Beans will grow best on well drained friable soils and light sandy loams.

     

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Mbereshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Dark red mottled
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    2. Chambeshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Khaki/Cream
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. Lukupa Habit type: Indeterminate
    Seed colour: Cream mottled
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
    4. Kabulangeti Habit type: Indeterminate (semi climber)
    Seed colour: Purple
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with purplish stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    5. Luangeni Habit type: Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour: White
    Seed size: Small
    Days to maturity: 95-100 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    6. Lyambai Habit type:  Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour:  Red mottled
    Seed size: medium size,
    Days to maturity:  85-90
    Colour of physiologically mature pods:  Cream
    Seed rate:  40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions:  II and III
    Yield potential:  1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Beans CHAMBESHI

    $23.50$1,175.00

    Known as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry bean is a human food high in protein, phosphorus, zinc, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber. Among many other nutritional traits. It is the most important legume worldwide for human consumption. Dry bean is also a valuable cash crop. Beans is a crop that requires the farmer to provide adequate cultural management and attention and this is essential from variety selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability.

     

    Beans is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions. Beans will grow best on well drained friable soils and light sandy loams.

     

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Mbereshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Dark red mottled
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    2. Chambeshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Khaki/Cream
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. Lukupa Habit type: Indeterminate
    Seed colour: Cream mottled
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
    4. Kabulangeti Habit type: Indeterminate (semi climber)
    Seed colour: Purple
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with purplish stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    5. Luangeni Habit type: Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour: White
    Seed size: Small
    Days to maturity: 95-100 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    6. Lyambai Habit type:  Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour:  Red mottled
    Seed size: medium size,
    Days to maturity:  85-90
    Colour of physiologically mature pods:  Cream
    Seed rate:  40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions:  II and III
    Yield potential:  1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Beans KABULANGETI

    $23.50$1,175.00

    Known as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry bean is a human food high in protein, phosphorus, zinc, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber. Among many other nutritional traits. It is the most important legume worldwide for human consumption. Dry bean is also a valuable cash crop. Beans is a crop that requires the farmer to provide adequate cultural management and attention and this is essential from variety selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability.

     

    Beans is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions. Beans will grow best on well drained friable soils and light sandy loams.

     

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Mbereshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Dark red mottled
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    2. Chambeshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Khaki/Cream
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. Lukupa Habit type: Indeterminate
    Seed colour: Cream mottled
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
    4. Kabulangeti Habit type: Indeterminate (semi climber)
    Seed colour: Purple
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with purplish stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    5. Luangeni Habit type: Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour: White
    Seed size: Small
    Days to maturity: 95-100 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    6. Lyambai Habit type:  Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour:  Red mottled
    Seed size: medium size,
    Days to maturity:  85-90
    Colour of physiologically mature pods:  Cream
    Seed rate:  40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions:  II and III
    Yield potential:  1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Beans MBERESHI

    $23.50$1,175.00

    Known as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry bean is a human food high in protein, phosphorus, zinc, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber. Among many other nutritional traits. It is the most important legume worldwide for human consumption. Dry bean is also a valuable cash crop. Beans is a crop that requires the farmer to provide adequate cultural management and attention and this is essential from variety selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability.

     

    Beans is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions. Beans will grow best on well drained friable soils and light sandy loams.

     

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Mbereshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Dark red mottled
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    2. Chambeshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Khaki/Cream
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. Lukupa Habit type: Indeterminate
    Seed colour: Cream mottled
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
    4. Kabulangeti Habit type: Indeterminate (semi climber)
    Seed colour: Purple
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with purplish stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    5. Luangeni Habit type: Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour: White
    Seed size: Small
    Days to maturity: 95-100 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    6. Lyambai Habit type:  Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour:  Red mottled
    Seed size: medium size,
    Days to maturity:  85-90
    Colour of physiologically mature pods:  Cream
    Seed rate:  40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions:  II and III
    Yield potential:  1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Groundnuts MGV5

    $24.00$1,200.00

    Groundnuts are an important cash crop that can be grown by both commercial and small-scale farmers. As a cash crop, groundnuts fetch a good price and is an excellent crop for home consumption because of its nutritional value. It contains 25% protein and up to 50% edible oil content.

     

    Because of its exceptional nutritional properties, groundnuts can be used in industry to produce several products such as: cooking oil, groundnut cake used in animal feed formulas, hay, etc.

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Chishango Habit type:Virginia
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Big
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    2. MGV 4 Habit type:Virginia (runner type)
    Seed colour: Red
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 120-140 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 500-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. MGV  5 Habit type:Virginia
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Big
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 2,000-2,500kg/ha
     
    4. Natal common Habit type:Spanish Valencia (erect)
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 90-100 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Oil content: 45-48%
    Yield potential: 500-1,500kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Groundnuts CHISHANGO

    $24.00$1,200.00

    Groundnuts are an important cash crop that can be grown by both commercial and small-scale farmers. As a cash crop, groundnuts fetch a good price and is an excellent crop for home consumption because of its nutritional value. It contains 25% protein and up to 50% edible oil content.

     

    Because of its exceptional nutritional properties, groundnuts can be used in industry to produce several products such as: cooking oil, groundnut cake used in animal feed formulas, hay, etc.

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Chishango Habit type:Virginia
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Big
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    2. MGV 4 Habit type:Virginia (runner type)
    Seed colour: Red
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 120-140 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 500-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. MGV  5 Habit type:Virginia
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Big
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 2,000-2,500kg/ha
     
    4. Natal common Habit type:Spanish Valencia (erect)
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 90-100 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Oil content: 45-48%
    Yield potential: 500-1,500kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Groundnuts NATAL COMMON

    $24.00$1,200.00

    Groundnuts are an important cash crop that can be grown by both commercial and small-scale farmers. As a cash crop, groundnuts fetch a good price and is an excellent crop for home consumption because of its nutritional value. It contains 25% protein and up to 50% edible oil content.

     

    Because of its exceptional nutritional properties, groundnuts can be used in industry to produce several products such as: cooking oil, groundnut cake used in animal feed formulas, hay, etc.

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Chishango Habit type:Virginia
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Big
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    2. MGV 4 Habit type:Virginia (runner type)
    Seed colour: Red
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 120-140 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 500-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. MGV  5 Habit type:Virginia
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Big
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 2,000-2,500kg/ha
     
    4. Natal common Habit type:Spanish Valencia (erect)
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 90-100 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Oil content: 45-48%
    Yield potential: 500-1,500kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Groundnuts MGV4

    $24.00$1,200.00

    Groundnuts are an important cash crop that can be grown by both commercial and small-scale farmers. As a cash crop, groundnuts fetch a good price and is an excellent crop for home consumption because of its nutritional value. It contains 25% protein and up to 50% edible oil content.

     

    Because of its exceptional nutritional properties, groundnuts can be used in industry to produce several products such as: cooking oil, groundnut cake used in animal feed formulas, hay, etc.

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Chishango Habit type:Virginia
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Big
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    2. MGV 4 Habit type:Virginia (runner type)
    Seed colour: Red
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 120-140 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 500-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. MGV  5 Habit type:Virginia
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Big
    Days to maturity: 120-130 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Oil content: 48-50%
    Yield potential: 2,000-2,500kg/ha
     
    4. Natal common Habit type:Spanish Valencia (erect)
    Seed colour: Tan
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 90-100 days
    Seed rate: 80kg/ha
    Spacing: 70 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Oil content: 45-48%
    Yield potential: 500-1,500kg/ha

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

  • Beans LYAMBAI

    $23.50$1,175.00

    Known as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry bean is a human food high in protein, phosphorus, zinc, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber. Among many other nutritional traits. It is the most important legume worldwide for human consumption. Dry bean is also a valuable cash crop. Beans is a crop that requires the farmer to provide adequate cultural management and attention and this is essential from variety selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability.

     

    Beans is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions. Beans will grow best on well drained friable soils and light sandy loams.

     

     

      Variety Characteristics
    1. Mbereshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Dark red mottled
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    2. Chambeshi Habit type: Bush
    Seed colour: Khaki/Cream
    Seed size: Large
    Days to maturity: 80-85 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
     
    3. Lukupa Habit type: Indeterminate
    Seed colour: Cream mottled
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,000-1,500kg/ha
    4. Kabulangeti Habit type: Indeterminate (semi climber)
    Seed colour: Purple
    Seed size: Medium
    Days to maturity: 75-80 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream with purplish stripes
    Seed rate: 60kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 1,500-2,000kg/ha
    5. Luangeni Habit type: Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour: White
    Seed size: Small
    Days to maturity: 95-100 days
    Colour of physiologically mature pods: Cream
    Seed rate: 40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions: III and II (under residual moisture in region I)
    Yield potential: 2,500-3,000kg/ha
     
    6. Lyambai Habit type:  Indeterminate bush
    Seed colour:  Red mottled
    Seed size: medium size,
    Days to maturity:  85-90
    Colour of physiologically mature pods:  Cream
    Seed rate:  40kg/ha
    Spacing: 60 x 10cm
    Adapted regions:  II and III
    Yield potential:  1,500-2,000kg/ha
     
     

     

    1-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES

    Key

    AER 1 = Agro-Ecological Region 1

    • Less than 800mm rainfall per year.
    • 80-120 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 2A and AER 2B = Agro-Ecological Region 2a and Agro-ecological Region 2B

    • 800-1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 100-140 effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, groundnuts, soyabeans.

     

    AER 3 = Agro-Ecological Region 3

    • More than 1, 000mm rainfall per year.
    • 160+ effective growing days.
    • Suitable for maize, millet, sorghum, groundnuts, beans, rice, soyabean

    C.2-ZAMBIA’S AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES