Strategy for growing the Zambian Manganese Mining Sector through the lens of Artisanal and Small-scale mining

The manganese industry is an essential part of Zambia’s mining sector. It represents a potential platform to catalyse economic development and poverty reduction. Due to its unique chemical properties, manganese has found wide applications in battery cathodes, steel manufacturing, alloying of copper and aluminium, colourant in glass, and use as a micronutrient element in fertilisers and animal feeds.