Zambia: Diversification taking root

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The Policy Institute of Zambia -PPIZ- is happy with the steps Government is taking towards diversifying the country’s economy.

PPIZ President Fabian Chewe said Copper is a wasting resource and measures Government has put in place to prioritize the Agriculture sector are timely.
Mr. Chewe said the fluctuation of metal prices on the London Metal Exchange is a source of concern.

He said this in Kitwe during the launch of the Policy Institute of Zambia.
And the Policy Institute of Zambia has appealed to Government to consider revising the Fertilizer Input Support Programme FISP.

Mr. Chewe alleged that many beneficiaries under FISP have failed to graduate into meaningful and viable agro entrepreneurs as they have remained stagnant.
Meanwhile, the PPIZ said the Southern Africa region will face a serious food and water deficit in 2050 due to the severe effectives of climate change.

Mr. Chewe said the Government should seriously look into the threat and ensure that alternative policies are put in place to curb the imminent food and water crisis in the region.

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