Structure and organization of the department
Agribusiness and Marketing is a department in the ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives (MACO) responsible for revitalizing agricultural marketing in Zambia. The department plays a major role in the socio-economic recovery programme of the country by providing operational policy framework in agricultural market development in order to improve the responsiveness of the stakeholders to market support and agribusiness services. The Department also provides policy direction, monitoring and supervision of statutory bodies and projects within its mandate. These include the Food and Reserve Agency (FRA), the Fertilizer Imput Support Programme (FISP) and the Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ).
The Department of Agribusiness and Marketing has two main sections namely, Market Support Services and Agribusiness and Trade. Market support services covers marketing information, marketing research and marketing extension while Agribusiness covers agricultural trade agricultural finance and entrepreneurship training.
Promotion of the development of a:
Competitive, Efficient, Transparent Public and Private Sector Driven Marketing System for Agricultural Commodities (Food & Non Food) and Inputs (Seed, Fert, Chemicals, Packaging etc)
DYNAMISM: Market Information Dissemination
Market Infrastructure and Post Harvest
Trade and Entrepreneurship
Farmers Input Support Programmes
Procurement of fertiliser and seed
We closely collaborate with the following stake-holders: