Zambia

Zambia has registered impressive economic growth in recent years. However, poverty is still widespread and the country continues to depend heavily on revenue from copper exports. Economic diversification was named top priority for a new government, elected in September 2011.

The government spends more than 10 percent of its budget on agriculture, traditionally in large part to support maize production. While recent reductions in the government’s maize subsidy program have led to uncertain times for many small farmers, the reductions have provided an opportunity for farmers to focus on other crops with strong market potential. TechnoServe is supporting key business and industries across the agricultural supply chain to achieve broad-based and inclusive economic growth, from smallholder farmers to food processors.

Jacob UlrichCountry Director, Zambia and Malawi

Stand No. 35258
Kasalu Road, Kabulonga
Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: +260 094257277

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Food Processing in Sub-Saharan Africa

This final report explores five years of impact through the Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE), a public-private partnership between TechnoServe, Partners in Food Solutions and the United States Agency for International Development that aimed to increase the competitiveness of the African food processing sector and expand the availability of…

Integrating Smallholders into Zambia’s Soy Industry

TechnoServe Zambia Fact Sheet

Download an overview of our work in Zambia.