A priority sector
- The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) recognises the agricultural sector as a key priority sector for Zambia.
- During the 2017-2021 period, the Government of Zambia (GoZ) committed to implement specific measures with the aim of stimulating agricultural and agro-processing production, increasing productivity and enhancing agricultural infrastructure.
- In an effort to increase investments in this key sector, the GoZ has already put in place an attractive incentive package (including a 10% corporate income tax rate)
Why Zambia for agriculture?
A net exporter of agricultural goods
Source : International Trade Centre
A wide preferential market access
- Zambian agricultural goods are freely imported in many African countries
Source : WTO
Goods “made in Zambia” benefit from preferential market access in many developed countries (U.S.A, European Union, China, Japan etc). In Africa, Zambian goods can be freely imported in 25 countries (South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Angola etc). They also benefit from preferential access in major international markets (U.S.A, European Union, China etc).
- The greatest opportunities are in the following areas
|Large-scale crop production (cotton, tobacco, dairy, poultry, mango, pineapples, oranges, avocado …)||Large-scale livestock||Agricultural processing and packaging|
|Packaging||Agricultural inputs||Animal feeds|
National farm blocks programme
- In order to facilitate the establishment of new large farms, the GoZ has set-up a land bank. The following large sites have been identified
|Farm block name||Province(s)||Areas (ha)|
|Manshya||Mpika & Nothern||147,000|
|Kalumwange (ready for roll-out)||Kaoma & Western||100,000|
|Luena (ready for roll-out)||Kawamba & Luapula||100,000|
|Mikilenge/Luma||Solwezi & Norh-Western||100,000|
|Musakoshi||Mfulira & Copperbelt||100,000|
|Mwase/Phangwe||Lundazi & Eastern||100,000|
|Nansanga (ready for roll-out)||Serenye & Central||100,000|