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The Agri-Business Sector in Zambia
BY Alex Conradie
Zambia
01 July 2017
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The Agri-Business Sector in Zambia


Despite the fact that the agricultural sector contributes only 5.3% to Zambia’s GDP, it is still the most important sector from a socio-economic point of view. African Statistical Yearbook data shows that 62.5% of the economically active population are involved in agriculture, most of them small-scale farmers who depend on the sector for their livelihoods and employment. There are also an estimated 3,000 medium-and large-scale farmers. Large commercial farms, although they comprise a small percentage of the total number of farms, play an important role in the sector, as they account for most of the output of sugar, tobacco, wheat, potatoes and soya beans.


Challenges in the Sector


Challenges faced by Zambia's agricultural sector include a reliance on rain-fed growing because of the poor irrigation infrastructure, limited mechanisation and inadequate infrastructure to transport produce. Smallholder farmers find it difficult to access credit and only 3% of the estimated 1.5 million small-scale farmers have title deeds, which in many cases discourages them from adopting a long-term approach to their land. In the agri-business sector Zambia could supply all of its edible oil requirements if it utilised the installed processing capacity, which amounts to more than 161,000t of refined edible oils and a crushing capacity of 400,000t of oilseeds per year. However, competition from cheaper and in many cases illegally imported edible oils is a problem.


Report Coverage


The detailed Agri-Business in Zambia report examines current conditions, investment in the sector and factors that influence the success of the sector including the rapidly increasing urban population and government support. Profiles are provided for 31 role players ranging from market leader, National Milling Corporation Ltd which has an estimated market share of 25% and 30% in the wheat flour and maize meal markets, to Amigo Foods Ltd which owns one potato farm and one factory that manufactures potato crisps.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 8
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 16
4.1. Local 16
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 26
4.1.2. Regulations 26
4.2. Continental 28
4.3. International 28
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 29
5.1. Government Support 29
5.2. Economic Environment 31
5.3. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 31
5.4. Environmental Concerns 32
5.5. Labour 32
5.6. Imports of Edible Oils 33
6. COMPETITION 34
6.1. Barriers to Entry 34
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 35
8. OUTLOOK 35
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 36
10. REFERENCES 36
10.1. Publications 36
10.2. Websites 37
COMPANY PROFILES 39
AFGRI OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 39
AFRICA FEEDS ZAMBIA LTD 43
AFRICAN CROPS LTD 45
AMATHEON AGRI ZAMBIA LTD 47
AMIGO FOODS LTD 49
ANTELOPE WHOLESALE MERCHANTS LTD 50
CARGILL ZAMBIA 2009 LTD 51
CBL AGRI ZAMBIA LTD 54
GOUROCK INDUSTRIES LTD 55
KHAL AMAZI LTD 57
MOUNT MERU MILLERS ZAMBIA LTD 59
MRI SEED ZAMBIA LTD 60
MUNALI COFFEE LTD 62
NATIONAL MILLING CORPORATION LTD 63
NORTHERN COFFEE CORPORATION LTD 65
NUTRI FEEDS (PTY) LTD 66
NWK AGRI-SERVICES LTD 68
OMG GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 70
PANNAR SEED (ZAMBIA) LTD 72
PIONEER DUPONT ZAMBIA LTD 74
SEED CO ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL LTD 75
SIMBA MILLING LTD 77
SPECIALITY FOODS (ZAMBIA) LTD 78
SUPERIOR MILLING COMPANY LTD 80
UNIFIED CHEMICALS ZAMBIA LTD 82
YATU FOODS LTD 84
YORK FARM LTD 85
ZAFFICO TEA COMPANY LTD 86
ZAMANITA LTD 87
ZAMBEEF PRODUCTS PLC 88
ZAMBIA SUGAR PLC 93
ZAMPALM LTD 96