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ZAMPALM Expands Crude Palm Oil Production to meet local demand

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ZAMPALM, a subsidiary of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), has expanded it’s crude palm oil production to meet the local demand.
The firm has further increased it’s out grower scheme to 1,000 beneficiaries.

Zampalm General Manager David Subakanya says so far the area planted by out growers in Kanchibiya district has doubled to 700 hectares over the past years.
“We are expanding our out grower, and we are hoping that by the year 2025 expansion should go up to 5,000 hectares,” he says

Mr Subakanya says the oil palm out grower Scheme aimed at increasing the domestic production of palm oil and it’s by- products through the inclusion of individual farmers was Commissioned in Kanchibiya in 2019 by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

Zampalm itself has expanded it’s oil palm plantation to 3,700 hectares out of which 2000 hectares have manure palm trees which the company is harvesting 1.7 million metric tonnes of palm fruit per hectare in a year.

Mr Subakanya says Zampalm has been achieving monthly production of over 120 metric tonnes of crude Palm oil during peak period of the year and is hopeful that with such production the company will be able to meet the rise in demand from the local market.

He says the firm has seen a rise in demand for its crude palm oil and this means that its is making roads in to Zambian market.

5 COMMENTS

  1. This is welcome news. Keep it up. I hope the future is bright. More regular information on this would be a good thing.

  2. IS IT NOT POSSIBLE THAT THE LAST WASTE COULD BE MADE INTO BRIQUETTES. THIS WOULD BE A BLOCK OF COMPRESSED WASTE/REMAINS AND SOLD COMMERCIALLY TO BE USED FOR FUEL IN DOMESTIC HOMES INSTEAD RAMPANT AND SENSELESS CUTTING DOWN OF TREES. THESE CAN BE MIXED ALSO WITH SHELD MAIZE COBS WHICH WOULD BE COMPRESSED AND MIXED WITH PALM FRUIT REMAINS, MADE INTO BRIQUETTES, KILNED AND SOLD AS FUEL FOR COOKING AND HEATING UP HOMES IN WINTER.
    THERE ARE SO MANY CARBONIC MATTERS WHICH COULD BE PROCESSED FOR FUEL IN A SIMILAR MANNER. BUT THE INDUSTRY NEEDS HUGE PRODUCTION OF SUCH WASTE A COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICIES.

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