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ECONOMIC INVESTMENT POTENTIAL

Whilst investors are at liberty to invest in any sector and in any district in the province, the consultative process for the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) brought out areas of strength that could be taken advantage of and possible businesses that could not only contribute to job creation in the respective districts, but would have very high chances of succeeding owing to the prevailing comparative advantage each district has.

The table below indicates some of the potential areas of investment among the districts in the province:

Agriculture – Livestock Sub and Fisheries

Districts Possible Value Chains/Areas of

Investment

Available

Opportunities

Possible Challenges
 

Beef Industry

 

•     Nakonde

•     Chinsali

•     Mafinga

•     Establishment of animal health facilities

•     Establishment of Artificial Insemination Services

•     Meat value addition e.g. sausage making,

•     Processing of hides into other products like shoes, belts, handbags etc

•     Manufacture of glue from animal bone marrow

•     Establishment of Abbatoirs

•     Establishment of Leather Processing Tanneries

•     Availability of Mbesuma

Breeding centre in the province meant to improve the breed of animals

•     Availability of partners like

CEEC

supporting the subsector.

•     Availability of land

•              Poor road network • Mindset of people which does not look at agriculture as a business

•              Limited markets • Lack of machinery for  processing of all meat products

•              Limited Agriculture Extension Services

 

Livestock Subsector (Fisheries)

 

•     Nakonde

•     Chinsali

•     Mafinga

•     Local processing plants

•     Production and sell of Fish fingerings

•     Production and sell of Fish feed

 

•     Already existing small scale fish farmers

•     Availability of partners like

CEEC

supporting the subsector.

•     Availability of land

•  Mindset of people which

does not look at fish farming as a business • Lack of machinery for  processing of fish products

•  Limited Agriculture Extension Services

 

Agriculture – Crops

Districts Possible Value Chains/Areas of

Investment

Available

Opportunities

Possible Challenges
 

Mixed Crop Farming (Maize, Soya Beans, Groundnuts, Cassava)

 

•     Isoka

•     Nakonde

•     Chinsali

•     Mafinga

•     Supply of inputs for various crops

•     Processing maize into mealie meal and stock feeds

•     Processing soya beans into cooking oil and stock feeds

•     Processing of groundnut into cooking oil, peanut butter etc

•     Processing of Cassava into cassava meal, stock feeds, glue, paper etc

•     Availability of land

•     Availability of partners like CEEC supporting the subsector.

•     People are already producing these crops

•  Limited Agriculture Extension Services

•  Poor Feeder Road

Network

•  Dependency on rain fed agriculture

•  Mindset of people which

does not look at fish

farming as a business

 

 

Agriculture Subsector – Rice Growing

•     Chama

•     Chinsali

•     Isoka

•     Supply of rice seeds and other inputs

•     Establishment of processing plants for processed rice

•     Production of livestock feed from residue

•     Production of briquettes from residues

•     The province has a suitable environment for growing rice in the three districts both in terms of climate and dambos

•     Availability of market

 

•  Insecure Land Tenure system

•  Poor road network

•  Use of recycled seeds

•  Climate Change

•  Dependence on rain fed agriculture