Category: Trade and Agriculture Press Statements

CTPD CALLS FOR MORE SUPPORT TOWARDS WOMEN IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR.

International workers day, which in many countries, Zambia alike, is known as Labour Day was commemorated on May 1st, 2022. This day sought to celebrate the contribution of the workers to the labour force.It has been noted over the years that informal setups/Government in Zambia, women tend to enjoy certain in-service privileges such as mother’s…
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GENDER INEQUALITIES AND VALUING OF WOMEN’S WORK.

Inequality has a negative impact on women, and this is reflected in all industries, including mining, manufacturing, trade, and agriculture. This article focuses on trade, specifically small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and the inequalities that affect them.  

ENGAGE ZNS TO PROMOTE LOCAL AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION, JOBS AND FOOD SECURITY

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) calls on government to take a multifaceted approach towards reducing the cost of food prices and ensure sustainable food security in Zambia. CTPD notes with concern the rising cost of food prices7 to levels that are not affordable to many ordinary Zambians. In addition to the rising…
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ENGAGE ZNS TO PROMOTE LOCAL AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION, JOBS AND FOOD SECURITY

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) calls on government to take a multifaceted approach towards reducing the cost of food prices and ensure sustainable food security in Zambia. CTPD notes with concern the rising cost of food prices7 to levels that are not affordable to many ordinary Zambians. In addition to the rising…
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ADRESSING INEQUALITY NEEDS STRONG POLITICAL WILL

The year 2022 is set to mark Zambia’s 58th year of national independence, a time in which the country will look back to the several strides made in achieving national unity and economic prosperity. Yet, to look back and reflect on the poverty and inequality statistics in the country, exacerbated by alarming corruption and misuse…
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CTPD URGES GOVERNMENT TO AGRESSIVELY IMPLEMENT A ROBUST LOCAL CONTENT FRAMEWORK

Zambia’s mining history dates back over 100 years ago. This rich history is attributed to its unique geographical positioning. In addition to copper, Zambia boasts of other mineral resources including base metals, precious, industrial, gemstones, and energy minerals. Our benefits from the mining sector as a country have been narrowed to fiscal linkages i.e., garnering…
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CTPD WELCOMES THE NEW ADMINISTRATION’S COMMITMENT TOWARDS TRADE AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) welcomes the new administration’s commitment towards the promotion of Trade and Investment, as it is key in fostering economic development and revenue generation. It is cardinal to consider the interest of both local and foreign investors by ensure there is a balanced competitive environment that promotes the…
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FRA URGED TO GIVE ITS POSITION ON MAIZE PROCUREMENT

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has called on the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to urgently give its full position on maize procurement in this marketing season. We have noted with concern that hundreds of bags of maize belonging to small scale farmers are going to waste at some named Food Reserve Agency…
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FOOD PRICE HIKES AMIDST COVID-19 COULD PUSH MILLIONS OF ZAMBIANS INTO EXTREME POVERTY

Poverty and food insecurity has been a primary concern in most developing countries and the advent of COVID-19 is with no doubt worsening the problem. The pandemic has potential to derail progress made towards achieving United Nation Sustainable Development Goal number 2, which aims to achieve “zero hunger”. A World Bank brief report on global…
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REVEAL THE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS FOR MAIZE/MEALIE MEAL EXPORT & IMPORT MOU BETWEEN ZAMBIA AND DRC

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) calls for Government to share a comprehensive and clear implementation status for the Maize/Mealie Meal Export & import MOU made on 2nd October ,2019 between Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).