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Zambia projected to be fertiliser sufficient by October 2025


Zambia is projected to become fertilizer sufficient by October next year, following a US$1 billion Urea plant that is under construction by the United Capital Fertiliser (UCF).

The company aid while the Urea plant was under construction, the Compound D fertiliser plant had already been operationalised.

Chance Kabaghe, the UCF Board Chairperson said Zambia was poised to fully be fertiliser-sufficient by October next year, which would reduce the cost of the fertilizer.

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He said this when delegates from the AFRIQOM Fertiliser Club Africa Conference toured UCF in Lusaka on Monday.

“With the installed capacity of D-Compound of about 800,000 metric tons and the envisioned production capacity of 300,000 of Urea, the company would be able to meet the fertiliser demands of the country which would result to increased food production.

“The new phase of construction that had the Urea plant would also have an ammonium which was aimed at cutting the importation of fertiliser and reducing the local cost, a power plant with an installed capacity of 80 megawatts and a gasification plant to help reduce pollution by emissions,” Kabaghe said.

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