DUBLIN, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “The Agri-Business Sector in Zambia 2019″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The agricultural sector contributed only 6.7% to Zambia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, but it is the most important to the country from a socio-economic point of view, employing almost 54% of the labour force in 2018.

This report covers the agri-business sector in Zambia, with comprehensive information on the size and state of the sector, production figures, investment and government actions in the sector, trade regulations and barriers to entry. 

Zambia’s economy grew by an estimated 3.5% in 2018, but the economy is vulnerable to variations in the copper price, and to drought, and economic growth was mostly due to growth in the services and mining sectors that offset a contraction in the agricultural sector as a result of low rainfall.

Tough Environment:

Challenges facing Zambia’s agri-business sector are the increasing cost of inputs such as electricity, fuel and wages, and competition from illegally imported edible oil. Zambia`s agriculture is predominantly rain-fed, making the sector highly dependent on weather patterns, although there are abundant surface and sub-surface water resources. Most of the irrigated land is found on commercial farms. Other challenges faced by the sector include limited mechanisation and restricted access to credit by smallholder farmers in particular.

Commercial Farming:

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 cane, tobacco, wheat, potatoes, and soya beans. The most widely grown crops are maize, groundnuts (peanuts), sweet potatoes, cassava, rice and mixed beans. Other important crops are soya beans, sunflower, wheat, sorghum, millet and various vegetables and fruits. Challenges faced by the horticultural sector include informal markets that are uncompetitive, not regulated and non-transparent, inconsistencies in supply that cause high price volatility and large post-harvest losses, insufficient cold chain infrastructure, and disorganised marketing systems.

Report Coverage:

There are profiles of 39 companies operating in the Zambian agri-business sector, including Zambeef Products, the largest vertically integrated food retailer, which uses more than 16,000ha each year to produce irrigated and rain-fed crops such as maize, wheat and soya beans, Mount Meru Millers Zambia, which has a 20% share of the edible oil market, Zambia Sugar, which produces more than 90% of the country’s sugar. There are profiles of a number of cotton companies including Parrogate Ginneries, China-Africa Cotton Zambia, Grafax Cotton Zambia and Alliance Ginneries, and tea companies such as Zaffico Tea, which announced plans to increase production.

Key Topics Covered:

1. INTRODUCTION

2. COUNTRY INFORMATION
2.1. Geographic Position

3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY
3.1. Industry Value Chain

4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY

5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
5.1. Local
5.1.1. Trade
5.1.2. Corporate Actions
5.1.3. Regulations
5.2. Continental
5.3. International

6. INFLUENCING FACTORS
6.1. Government Support
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
6.4. Environmental Concerns
6.5. Labour
6.6. Imports of Edible Oils

7. COMPETITION
7.1. Barriers to Entry

8. SWOT ANALYSIS

9. OUTLOOK

10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

11. REFERENCES
11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites

APPENDIX
Summary of Notable Players

  • Afgri Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • Africa Feeds Ltd (Zambia)
  • Alliance Ginneries Ltd
  • Amatheon Agri Zambia Ltd
  • Amigo Foods Ltd
  • Antelope Wholesale Merchants Ltd
  • Cargill Zambia (2009) Ltd
  • Cbl Agri Zambia Ltd
  • China-Africa Cotton Zambia Ltd
  • Consolidated Farming Ltd
  • Gourock Zambia Ltd
  • Grafax Cotton Zambia Ltd
  • Kalomo Grain Marketing Ltd
  • Khal Amazi Ltd
  • Monsanto South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Mount Meru Millers Zambia Ltd
  • Mri Seed Zambia Ltd
  • Munali Coffee Ltd
  • National Milling Corporation Ltd
  • Northern Coffee Corporation Ltd
  • Nutri Feeds (Pty) Ltd
  • Nwk Agri-Services Ltd
  • Omg Group Holdings Ltd
  • Pannar Seed (Zambia) Ltd
  • Parrogate Ginneries Ltd
  • Regitech Soya Processing Industries Ltd
  • Seed Co Zambia International Ltd
  • Simba Milling Ltd
  • Speciality Foods (Zambia) Ltd
  • Star Milling Ltd
  • Superior Milling Company Ltd
  • Unified Chemicals Zambia Ltd
  • Yatu Foods Ltd
  • York Farm Ltd
  • Zaffico Tea Company Ltd
  • Zamanita Ltd
  • Zambeef Products Plc
  • Zambia Sugar Plc
  • Zampalm Ltd

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