ZAMPALM, a subsidiary of the industrial development Corporation (IDC), has expanded it’s crude palm oil production to meet the local demand and has increased it’s out grower scheme to 1,000 beneficiaries. Zampalm General Manager Mr David Subakanya said 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.
Mr Subakanya said 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 metric tonnes of palm fruit per hectare in a year.
Mr Subakanya said 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, we have seen a rise in demand for our crude palm oil and this means that we are making roads in to our Zambian market and us to Quickly expand our project to meet this demand he said.
With expansion of the plantation taking shape ZAMPALM is confident implore substitution of crude palm oil will be achieved,saving the countrys foreign exchange.
Issued by David Subakanya General Manager Zampalm Email:David.Sabakanya@Zampalm.co.zm