Japan's Toyota allegedly plans to set up a mega fertiliser production plant in Zambia. According to Zambia'a Ambassador to Japan Mwelwa Chibesakunda, Toyota is keen invest in agro input production in Zambia, as part of its diversifcation programme away from its traditional car manufacturing.
About three weeks ago, officials from Toyota Japan allegedly met Mr Chibesakunda and told him that they were interested in investing in Zambia's agriculture sector by setting up the fertiliser manufacturing plant. He says the investors have already been to the Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ), the country's only local fertiliser producing firm in Kafue, to look at the facility which has been struggling financially. [view whole blog post ]