Welcome to the Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) Limited Website. ZAFFICO is a State Owned Enterprise (SOE) and a member of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Group. The Corporation’s business objective is to establish and manage pine and eucalyptus plantations and to harvest and commercially process timber to supply timber to the local and foreign market.
In order to meet the growing demand for timber, ZAFFICO has embarked on an Exotic Forest Plantation Expansion Programme from the Copperbelt Province, where the Corporation has been doing its business, to other parts of the country. New Plantations have since been established in Kawambwa District of Luapula Province and Shiwangandu District of Muchinga Province. Currently, ZAFFICO owns about 50,000 hectares of pine and eucalyptus plantations of which a total of 1,400 hectares of pine and eucalyptus trees has been planted in Kawambwa District and a total of 1,100 hectares in Shiwangandu District and the remaining hectares of plantations are on the Copperbelt Province.
In line with the Government’s diversification and value addition programme as well as the Corporation’s quest to diversify in accordance with the Corporation’s Strategic Plan 2014-2018, ZAFFICO has also set up a Pole Treatment Plant to add value to the poles to meet the country’s demand for Treated Poles such as power transmission, fencing and construction poles. The Plant located in Kalulushi on the Copperbelt Province produces about 140,000 of Treated Poles of international standard per year.
In addition to the establishment and management of commercial exotic forest plantation and production of treated Poles, ZAFFICO also manages the Kawambwa Tea Estate, which the Government of Zambia in 2016, acquired and handed over to ZAFFICO for its ownership and management as a Division of our Corporation. As ZAFFICO, we will continue to venture into new and viable businesses that will ensure that the Corporation contributes to job and wealth creation and subsequently improve the well-being of the people of Zambia. We hope you will find the information on our website helpful.