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Region 1
Above 600mm of rainfall annually. Semi-arid includes southern, eastern and western areas. Rainfall is 600 to 800 mm, growing season is relatively short (80-120 days).
Irrigated: SC 303, SC 403, SC 411, SC 513, SC 525, SC 506, SC 621, SC 647
Dry Land:
SC 303, SC 403, SC 411, SC 513, SC 525, SC 506, SC 621, SC 647
Region 2
Above 800mm of rainfall annually. It includes much of central Zambia, with the most fertile soils and most of the country's commercial farms. Rainfall is 800-1000 mm, and the growing season is 100-140 days long.
Irrigated: SC 303, SC 403, SC 411, SC 513, SC 525, SC 727, SC 506, SC 602, SC 608, SC 621, SC 627, SC 633, SC 647
Dry Land:

SC 727, SC 506, SC 602, SC 608, SC 621, SC 627, SC 633, SC 647, SC 513, SC 525

Region 3
Above 1000mm of rainfall annually and growing season ranges from 120-150 days. It is characterized by extreme acidity, Al toxicity
Irrigated: SC 602, SC 621, SC 637, SC 701, SC 709, SC 719, SC 727
Dry Land:

SC 602, SC 608, SC 621, SC 637, SC 647, SC 701, SC 709, SC 719, SC 727

Region 4
Receives less than 650mm of rainfall on average annually, with uneven distribution
Irrigated: SC 727, SC 719, SC 649, SC 627, SC 643
Dry Land:

SC 513, SC 533, SC403, SC 419 (coming soon), SC 301

Region 5
Receives less than 650mm of rainfall on average annually, with uneven distribution
Irrigated: SC 727, SC 719, SC 649, SC 627, SC 643
Dry Land:

SC 513, SC 533, SC403, SC 419 (coming soon), SC 301