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PROJECT PROPOSAL
Magobbo and Manyonyo smallholder sugar production

Feasibility Study to Assess Possible Support to The Magobbo and Manyonyo Smallholder sugar outgrower schemes Under EC Sugar Reform Accompanying Measures Final September 2008.

By John Fynn

PROJECT PROPOSAL
Magobbo and Manyonyo smallholder sugar production

Feasibility study to assess possible support to the Magobbo and Manyonyo smallholder sugar outgrower schemes under EC Sugar Reform Accompanying Measures CONTENTS 1. Executive Summary and Conclusion .......................................................................... 3 2. Introduction................................................................................................................. 6 3. Background ................................................................................................................. 6 3.1 The economic context ......................................................................................... 6 . 3.2 The sugar market................................................................................................. 7 3.3 Zambian sugar sector .......................................................................................... 7 3.4 The smallholder sector........................................................................................ 7 3.5 Institutional structure .......................................................................................... 8 4. Project rationale .......................................................................................................... 8 5. Project area.................................................................................................................. 9 5.1 Physical features ................................................................................................. 9 5.1.1 Location ...................................................................................................... 9 5.1.2 Climate...................................................................................................... 10 5.1.3 Sugar yield potential ................................................................................. 10 5.1.4 Soils and topography................................................................................. 10 5.1.5 Water resource .......................................................................................... 10 5.2 Economic base .................................................................................................. 11 5.2.1 Agricultural practices................................................................................ 11 5.2.2 Current input supply ................................................................................. 11 5.2.3 Current marketing structures..................................................................... 11 5.3 Social structure.................................................................................................. 12 5.3.1 Land tenure ............................................................................................... 12 5.3.2 Population ................................................................................................. 13 6 The Project ................................................................................................................ 13 6.1 The objectives ................................................................................................... 13 6.1.1 The sugar factory ...................................................................................... 13 6.1.2 Infrastructure development ....................................................................... 14 6.1.3 Commercial outgrowers............................................................................ 14 6.1.4 Smallholder development...
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