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Agriculture, forestry and fisheries contribute 20% of Zambia’s GDP (2010). The majority of people live in rural areas and are engaged in agriculture, mainly as subsistence farmers, with maize as the staple food. Approximately 85% of the population is involved with agriculture in either subsistence or commercial farming and 31% of the land is used for crops and pasture. There is a significant commercial agriculture sector, which in the 2000s saw steady growth in the production of cotton, fresh flowers, soya, tobacco and vegetables, mainly for export to the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. Other agricultural products include coffee, peanuts, sorghum, sunflower seed, cassava, rice and sugar cane, as well as cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, eggs and hides. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock is responsible for agriculture at a federal level. 

Agriculture organisations in Zambia
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Zambia Agriculture Research Institute
Zambia Sugar Plc.

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