ZCCM-IH has about 2000 Hectares of land in the Lufwanyama area on the Copperbelt Province with a water frontage, which has great potential for farming high yielding crops such as soya beans, oilseeds and maize or livestock (cows and pigs) and fisheries (aquaculture). This asset will play a key role in ZCCM-IH’s diversification strategy and move into the Agriculture space.

Sector Profile

Zambia’s agricultural sector has maintained its positive growth averaging 12%. The contribution of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing to the national GDP in 2013 was estimated at 20% percent, employing over 80% of the total workforce in the country. Out of 75 Million hectares land size of Zambia, 43 Million hectares (58%) classified as medium to high potential for agricultural production. So far only 6.02 million (14%) Agricultural land is currently utilized.