Government intends to revive coffee plantation in Chingola’s Ipafu area, as part of efforts to diversify the district exclusively dependent on mining.

Mary Chibesa, Chingola District Commissioner said breathing life into the coffee scheme will create hundreds of jobs.

The Ministry of Agriculture is tasked with marketing the farming block to would-be local and foreign investors, currently with only one active farmer.

“Government is committed to diversifying our economy through enhanced agriculture activities, this is the reason we are strengthening agriculture policies,” Chingola said.

Authorities have identified that coffee has available market on local and international scene, citing Democratic Republic of Congo as one of the markets.

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