Agribusiness in Zambia

There is a whole range of farming enterprises in Zambia producing commodities for domestic and international markets. Farms in Zambia include livestock; fishery and agricultural farming. There are three major categories of farmers in Zambia. Small-scale farmers, who are the vast majority, cultivate less than five hectares, use few external inputs, and consume most of their produce. Medium-scale farmers cultivate between 5 to 20 hectares. They use improved seeds and fertilizers and sell most of their production. Large-scale commercial farmers plant over twenty ha annually. These farmers apply high levels of purchased inputs and use oxen or machinery for farm operations and they present a variety of opportunities for investors.