Photo-stories on the informal natural resource trade and agriculture in Zambia

April 27, 2017

DEGRP-funded China-Africa researchers from IIED have recently published two photo stories on informality in the Zambian natural resources and agricultural sectors, based on research conducted in collaboration with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI).

The first photo story, on illegal logging, looks at the challenge of simultaneously preventing deforestation and safeguarding the livelihoods of the many rural Zambians who rely on logging as an important source of income.

The second photo story addresses the problem of side-selling in the Zambian cotton sector, reflecting on how it might be resolved to the mutual benefit of both cotton growers and the cotton industry.