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Friday, 15 February 2013 12:53

Zambia an investment hub

GERMANY, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - Zambia is becoming an investment hub in the region, says Zambia's Ambassador to Germany, Bwalya Chiti.
Ambassador Chiti said this in an interview on Tuesday, after the just ended 2nd Annual AGCO Africa Summit held in Berlin. He attributed the increased foreign investment into the country to the flexible procedures outlined for investors as well the peace being experienced in the country.
During the summit, Zambia was singled out by a number of speakers as one of the countries where German investors have already taken strategic steps to expand their presence in Africa.
Mr. Lars Windhorst, the Chief Executive Officer of SAPINDA (Major shareholder in Amatheon Zambia Limited) in his presentation at the summit said that their entry into Zambia as a large scale farming group was made easy by the support they received not only from political leadership but also by the local farming community.
Additionally, a 10 minutes video clip on AGCO's successful project in Zambia was also shown to more than 300 participants during the summit.
AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agriculture equipment has since opened a Global Learning Center and Future Farm in Zambia that allows local farmers and dealers to be trained on modern farming technology.
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 16:28

Zambia: Investment Hub

IMG 8250GERMANY, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - Zambia is becoming an investment hub in the region, says Zambia's Ambassador to Germany, Bwalya Chiti.
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DeputyMinisterGERMANY, Sunday, January 20, 2013 – The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Luxon Kazabu says , Private Investments play a positive role in stimulating the growth of food production and the agriculture sector in general.

Making a presentation at the just ended International Green Week and Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2013 in Berlin, on an expert panel discussion, under the topic 'Conditions and Impact of Private Investment into the Food and Agriculture Sectors: What governments and business can do', Mr. Kazabu said the greatest positive impact can be achieved when private investments are targeted at the most critical stages of the agriculture value chain where serious challenges are being experienced.

The Deputy Minister cited the Leather Industry, Hatcheries; Agro-product processing, Forestry and Forest products as specific areas in which private investments are required in Zambia.

He said the PF Government would continue to explore strategies that will facilitate and support private investments into the agriculture sector including the establishment of joint ventures involving foreign and local as well as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
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