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Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry


Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project

Building Productive Alliances in Zambia


Call for Proposals – Producer Organisations

Are you a Cooperative or any active Producer Organisation with a winning business proposal or business idea? Are you ready to grow your business?


The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) through the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) are looking for Business Proposals/Business Models from Cooperatives/Producer Organisations. The proposal shall be based on strong concepts or innovative ideas with high potential for developmental impact and strong financial sustainability.

The project will accept proposals from the following five provinces, in the listed districts and surrounding areas:

Lusaka Province: Lusaka, Chilanga, Chongwe, and Kafue

Eastern Province: Chipata, Lundazi, Katete and Petauke

Central Province: Kabwe, Kapiri Mposhi, Chisamba and Mumbwa

Copperbelt Province: Ndola, Kitwe, Lufwanyama and Mpongwe

Southern Province: Livingstone, Choma, Monze and Mazabuka

The ZATP aims to increase market linkages and firm growth in Agribusiness in Zambia, by working with Producer Organisations. Examples of the types of Producer Organisations (POs) that are targeted are: Cooperatives, District Business Associations, District Farmers’ Associations and Community Based Organisations that have Business Registration. The Project supports small scale and emerging farmers already involved in production and value addition to sustainably link into commercially viable value chains based on agreements with larger end markets.

The Project aims to achieve this by facilitating the formation of ‘Productive Alliances’ that bring together producers and buyers into medium to long term commercial relationships.  The project support focuses on strengthening the linkage between producers and buyers in commercial alliances, through the provision of core inputs, productive investments, technical assistance and business development services.

The support is structured in a way that the Alliance has the potential to be self-sustaining over the medium to long term, well after the Project has ended. Read more


Download Project Proposal Template here 

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