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empowering farmers with certified cassava stems

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3000 farmers empowered


Premiercon Starch Company Limited is a Solwezi based start-up incorporated on 24 June 2015 and is located at the Kalumbila Multi-Facility Economic Zone (KAL-MFEZ).

Our aim is to up scale and develop a competitive cassava value chain in Zambia

Prospective Markets
  • Food Industry

  • Waste water Treatment

  • Paper making industry

  • Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Adhesives Industry

  • Textile Industry

Business Model


The exact design of this business model was informed by the findings from the analytical activities which included scoping, chain mapping, and, benchmarking and gap analysis. A business plan was developed for the business model. Following the development of an appropriate intermediation or business model, value chain participants and stakeholders were engaged to support the replication of pilots beyond Kalumbila cassava cluster. 
Project Outcomes



It is expected that the project will have the following focus interventions: 

  • Building a sustainable and replicable business model 

  • Creation of a market information system 

  • Forging business linkages and vertical Integration 

  • Enabling access to finance 

  • Product positioning, development, and quality improvement 

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