From Northern Rhodesia to Zambia: Recollections of a DO/DC 1962-73

Chitimene Village Garden

Chitimene (Slash-and-burn) Village Garden ready for burning. Chitemene (also spelled citemene). Chitimene is the ciBemba word which literally means “place where branches have been cut for a garden”. It is a system of slash and burn agriculture practiced throughout the region.

From Northern Rhodesia to Zambia by Mick Bond