The purpose of the Market Oriented Rice Development project (MOReDeP) is to promote rice
cultivation as a cash crop in Zambia, which would contribute to increasing the domestic rice production
and supporting the government’s policy on the crop diversification. For this purpose, MOReDeP
mainly conducts 1) researching and developing rice cultivation techniques that are flexible and
favorable to various ecologies in Zambia, 2) formulating “Rice Clusters” while conducting extension
activities to spread the use of the techniques across farmers, and 3) enhancing farmers’ knowledge and
business skills to improve their income by selling produced rice.