The output from the agricultural sector in Zambia ranges from livestock (fish and meat) to dairy produce, fruit and vegetables. The highest yields come from maize, soybeans, wheat, cotton, tobacco, coffee, vegetables, flowers and livestock such as cows and goats. Poultry and sheep are also reared in Zambia, and cotton, sorghum, soybeans and sunflower are cultivated. Beans, groundnuts, pumpkins and cassava leaves are mainly grown by smallholders.
What is farming produce?
This is the output from agricultural activity, also referred to as agricultural produce, agro products or agro produce. In Zambia, farming produce, from plants, animals and microorganisms, includes agricultural crops, livestock and livestock products - cattle and poultry, meat and chicken - dairy products, fish, and forestry products such as honey and timber.
Farming produce can be divided into two main categories:
The business aspect
The trading of farming produce, whether locally or internationally, creates business opportunities and investment opportunities for farmers, commodity buyers, and retail and wholesale outlets. Farming produce also becomes the raw material for agricultural industries and agro-allied industries.
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