Business Development

The Trust seeks to stimulate and facilitate business development wherever possible utilising the local people, skills and materials. The economy is largely agriculturally based. We seek to assist the people to utilise their crops to the maximum potential and to encourage new sustainable practices. The North West Province is recognised as one of the best pineapple growing areas in Zambia but the local farmers are not always able to get their crops to market. The Zambian Development Agency is seeking to promote canning. The Trust is therefore seeking to compliment this approach by exploring dried fruits as a market. To this end the Trust has been piloting the drying process with the local fruit and exploring markets for the farmers.