Category: Trade and Agriculture Press Statements

ZAMBIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW FOR 2023

The year 2023 was a period of significant economic challenges globally and domestically, influencing Zambia’s trade performance. The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) offers a comprehensive reflection on…
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MEALIE-MEAL SHORTAGE IN ZAMBIA: A WAKE-UP CALL FOR THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.

The current shortage of mealie meal in Zambia is a wake-up call for the Ministry of Agriculture and government. The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has observed with…
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URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO RESOLVE TRADE BARRIERS CAUSING TRUCK CONGESTION AT KASUMBALESA BORDER-CTPD

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is urging the government of Zambia, specifically the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry, to take swift action to eliminate trade barriers…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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