Zambia - Agriculture

Zambia's main agricultural exports are cotton, sugar, and cut flowers. Agricultural exports increased significantly

between 1993 and 1998 from US$27.2 million to US$89.7 million. However, Zambia's agricultural sector has historically lacked significant infrastructure and productive investment. This means that the sector is highly underdeveloped whilst offering considerable potential if large investment was supplied. For example, neighboring Zimbabwe, which is of a comparable size and climate to Zambia, exported US$1,157 million of agricultural goods in 1998. The key problem with Zambia's failure to fully exploit its agricultural production to a similar extent as Zimbabwe is that agricultural imports have significantly outweighed agricultural exports throughout the 1990s. This represented another imbalance on the national balance of payments and a serious drain of foreign currency reserves that have to be used to pay for imports.

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Nov 9, 2010 @ 10:22 pm
To whom it my concern
Iam working in Zambia for nearly four years now and my wife wants to come and stay with me.I need to get paper work to bring in my dog and african grey parrot.I need to know what procedures to take and to make can some one assist me.

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Pierre Hartzenberg
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Aug 8, 2012 @ 4:04 am
I strongly believe that the Zambian government does not support and monitor its peoples potential towards farming hence creating a negative attitude in people.It has left the responsibility to private companies who offer less help but support farmers for their own selfish gains.I have a piece of land in mpongwe which i need to develop fully,but lack resources,its not easy for me to get a loan from the Zambian banks because am a start up farmer,but if the government had put in a deliberate policy to offer support for people like me,Zambia will really be a country to reckon with. Please help me.
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Oct 3, 2015 @ 2:14 pm
how does the Zambian government intend on boosting up the agricultural sector,in this time of crisis? that's the unstable dollar and loading shedding.
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Mar 17, 2016 @ 8:08 am
In relation to the export, I would also like to know what agricultural goods does Zambia import?

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