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Brazil phosphate fertiliser producer ready to partner with Zambia

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Brazil’s leading agricultural company, Agronelli, has completed its analysis of Zambian soil and is ready to send suitable phosphate fertilizer to Zambia.

The phosphate fertilizer from Brazil will enable Zambian farmers to produce a bumper harvest even in the drought period.

This follows Zambia’s decision to send its soil samples for analysis to Brazil over a year ago.

The Brazilian company is now ready to send a team of experts to Zambia for meetings with stakeholders in the agricultural sector.

Zambia’s Ambassador to Brazil Alfreda Mwamba expressed delight with Agronelli’s move to partner with Zambia in phosphate fertilizer production.

Dr. Mwamba said the gesture by the fertilizer company to visit Zambia and meet the officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and other relevant institutions is a welcome move.

She said during a meeting held in Uberaba in Brazil that Zambia could become the distribution centre of Agronelli’s phosphate fertiliser in the region and beyond.

And Agronelli Research Supervisor, Samilia Sousa observed that Zambia and Brazil have similar soil patterns which makes the two countries have a greater opportunity to do business in the agricultural industry and expand it further.

Meanwhile, Agronelli company Director, Renato Costa, said the team of experts from the Agro company is expected to visit Zambia in the second quarter of 2021.

Mr. Costa said Brazil’s agricultural sector has been thriving even with fluctuations in weather patterns because of the suitable fertilizer that is able to support the industry in all seasons.

The Brazilian agro company has a huge market among Brazilian farmers with a revenue of $50 million per year from sales.

This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy in Brazil, Grace Makowane.

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