Lufwanyama agro, livestock scheme on cards

LUSWISHI Green Investments Limited intends to develop an agriculture and livestock venture in Lufwanyama at a cost of US$5 million.
The proposed project is aimed at growing large-scale produce of mixed crops including soy beans, wheat and maize, as well as production of livestock including cattle, pigs and goats, among others.
This is according to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report submitted by Luswishi Green Investment Limited and posted on the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) website.
The report states that the estimated crop yield of tonnes per hectare for maize, wheat and soy beans is 23,100, 11,550 and 7,200, respectively.
“Luswishi Green Investments Limited has proposed to develop the Agriculture and Livestock Project in the Luswishi area, Chief Shibuchinga’s chiefdom of Lufwanyama district. The proposed project site is located about 80 km north of Lufwanyama.
“The total investment cost for the project is estimated at US$5 million and proposed lifespan of the project is 99 years,” the report reads.
It says water for irrigation to be used at the farm shall be abstracted from the Luswishi and Luabono rivers.
The EIA says some of the facilities for the proposed project layout will include centre pivot irrigation system, staff houses, offices, storage facilities and animal handling facilities.
Other facilities are boreholes and water tanks, workshop, two 20,000 litres above ground fuel storage tanks for storage of diesel and a road network.

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