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2021/8/30 15:10:56

Agriculture and Pesticide Market in Zambia

Zambia is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern and East Africa. Its neighbors are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west. 


More than 60% of Zambia's population is engaged in agriculture. Grain crops mainly include corn, wheat, soybean and rice, while cash crops include cotton, tobacco, peanut, sunflower, sugarcane, etc. In recent years, the planting of cashew nuts, citrus, strawberry, banana, pineapple, mango and other fruits has been expanded, and large areas of flowers and vegetables have been developed for export to earn foreign exchange.

Pesticide demand in Zambia

The following is the ranking of Zambia's pesticide imports over the years. Similar to other African countries, Zambia is also a major importer of glyphosate and paraquat, whose herbicide accounts for more than 60% of the total market share.
Pesticides are still mainly sold in the form of single-dose products such as emamectin benzoate, chlorpyrifos and abamectin.
There are almost no bactericide in the top 15 pesticide products, but the bactericide with the largest import amount is 64% Mancozeb and 8% metalaxyl wettable powder.

1. 41% glyphosate isopropylamine saline agent

2. 200 g/L paraquat water

3. 5% Emamectin benzoate Water Dispersible Granules

4. 7% mesotrione, 3% nicosulfuron, 20% atrazine dispersible oil suspension concentrate

5. 40% chlorpyrifos EC

6. 5% quizalofop-ethyl EC

7. 900 g/L acetochlor EC

8. 250 g/L fomesafen liquid

9. 2% Emamectin benzoate EC

10. 20% atrazine, 4% mesotrione, 2% nicosulfuron dispersible oil suspension

11. 50g/L quizalofop-ethyl EC

12. 1.8% Abamectin EC

13. 10% Cypermethrin EC

14. 20% atrazine, 20% cyanazine suspension

15. 12.5% Fomesafen, 3.5% Quizalofop-ethyl EC

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