Agriculture offers immense avenues for diversification – PwC

PRICEWATERHOUSE Coopers’ (PwC) senior partner Andrew Chibuye has urged financial institutions to consider developing appropriate lending schemes for the agriculture sector as a real alternative to copper mining.
PwC is working with a number of key players in the agriculture sector by providing assurance, advisory and tax services.
Mr Chibuye said the Zambian agri-market is important for the country’s economic growth and that suitable financial packages for the players in the sector are cardinal.
“It’s [agriculture] critical not only to food security of the country but also to achieving diversification of the economy. But we need to address the challenges facing the growth of the sector that include raising affordable finance, availability of the right technology and READ MORE

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