Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya says a number of companies from Israeli have expressed willingness to invest in the agricultural sector in Zambia
Ms Siliya says this is an indication that President Edgar Lungu’s recent visit to Israel is beginning to bear fruit.
Speaking when a delegation from Israeli’s ZRB Group of Companies paid a courtesy call on her in Lusaka, Ms. Siliya said the country is in a hurry to see more investments in the agricultural sector.
Ms. Siliya said investments in the agricultural sector will see more Zambian products on the shelves and help boost small scale farmers who are in the business.
Ms. Siliya said ZRB Group of Companies is among several companies that expressed willingness to invest in Zambia during President Lungu’s recent visit to Israel.
And speaking on behalf of the delegation, ZRB Group of Companies Zeez Zacharin said his company is interested to partner with Zambian companies on commercial integrated farming.
Mr. Zacharin said that his Company which is also based in Angola produces about 250 million eggs per year and would like to have a similar production line in Zambia.
He also said ZRB Group of Companies would like to produce about 1-hundred Thousand tonnes of vegetables per year under an out-grower scheme with Zambian smallholder farmers.
Mr. Zacharin said his company’s goal is to train small scale farmers to produce high quality food in order to boost Zambia’s food production.