Zambia’s Southern Province is historically drought-prone (relative to the rest of Zambia). It is also home to the majority of Zambia’s cattle. The national cattle herd is estimated at between 2.73 and 3.14 million animals with 80% of these kept under traditional management systems. Cattle and other livestock provide a significant income source for many rural communities.
AgDevCo’s investment provides a market for traditional cattle in Zambia’s Southern Province. In addition to purchasing cattle, Ilobezi pays a premium for better quality cattle and reduces the cost of access to market by paying for the transport of animals to the feedlot.