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Sustain Africa programmes launch in Zambia and Kenya

Sustain Africa programmes in Zambia and Kenya launched in November. Read more on the Zambia launc...

Sustain Africa programme in Zambia helps bolster staple food crop...

Sustain Africa and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) proudly inaugurated...

Introducing the Sustain Africa Fertilizer Monitor

As International fertilizer prices continue to drop, Sustain Africa’s original remit of ensurin...

Sustain Africa 2023-2024 programmes finalized

In 2023-2024, Sustain Africa aims to reach 530.000 farmers with 88.000 MT of fertilizer in Burkin...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa programmes launch in Zambia and Kenya

Sustain Africa programmes in Zambia and Kenya launched in November. Read more on the Zambia launc...

Sustain Africa programme in Zambia helps bolster staple food crop...

Sustain Africa and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) proudly inaugurated...

Introducing the Sustain Africa Fertilizer Monitor

As International fertilizer prices continue to drop, Sustain Africa’s original remit of ensurin...

Sustain Africa 2023-2024 programmes finalized

In 2023-2024, Sustain Africa aims to reach 530.000 farmers with 88.000 MT of fertilizer in Burkin...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa's
work in Zambia

In Zambia, Yara, United Capital Fertilizers, FSG and IRM will supply 20 thousand MT of fertilizer to 100 thousand farmers subscribed to 500 Cooperatives in the 5 provinces as well as to Farmers subscribed to Apollo Agriculture, a project partner which has over over 15,000 affiliated smallholder farmers.

Farmers will receive training in Good Agronomic Practices (GAP) such as the use of improved certified seeds and crop protection products via farmer trainings, field days and field demonstration. BAYER, UPL, Syngenta and other seed companies will provide seed and crop-protection products and training to farmers on the correct use of these products.

The project runs from August, 2023 to April, 2024 and focuses on maize, rice, beans and soya beans.

Our progress in
Zambia
Statistics
Fertilizer MT 000
5%
  • Actual: 1.6
  • Target: 20
Farmers 000
0%
  • Actual: 0
  • Target: 100

Overview of the
situation in Zambia

Zambia is currently facing food insecurity as evidenced by the continuous increase in prices of staple foods. The increase in the cost of inputs which began in May 2020 sparked by COVID 19 which created significant disruptions to the movement off fertilizer and other inputs into smallholder markets.This initial price hike was projected to be temporary—with expectations that global supplies would come back online to meet a pent-up demand—and prices would decline by the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2022. However the Russia-Ukraine war prolonged the price spike.Additionally, in 2022- 2023 farming season, Zambia experienced climate change related disasters which resulted in 91,981 ha of crop damage from heavy rains and flash floods, 219,610 hectares of crop land was destroyed by dry spell and additional 8,021 hectares of crop land was affected by Fall Army worm damage. A total of 319,611 hectares of crop land was affected by climate and insect pest related crop loses which affect to rural household food security and household financial status.Zambian food crop farmers are therefore in need of affordable fertilizer to improve productivity and offset some of the productivity loss during the 2020-2022 period.
We are in planning stages.
Country coming soon.