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The Zambian–German Agricultural Knowledge and Training Centre (AKTC) is a bilateral cooperation project within the bilateral co-operation program of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The project is located in Zambia’s Chibombo district at the Golden Valley Research Trust (GART) Premises.

AKTC provides hands-on trainings on modern Agricultural equipment and adopted crop production systems for grain and potatoes in order to contribute to an increased yield. The trainings emphasize on the sustainable usages of natural resources and are open to all players in the Agricultural industry. However, our major target groups are the students and lecturers of Universities and Colleges of Agriculture as well as the emergent farmers’ country wide.

We believe that our technical expertise combined with updated scientific know-how can transform the art of Agriculture in today’s communities and contribute the sustainable usage of natural resources.

Our Mission

AKTC provides technical and competent Agricultural and Agribusiness trainings to Emergent farmers.

Competent Agriculture Trainings

as well as to University and/ college students and lectures in the field of Agriculture across the country in the quest to promote mechanized farming

Our Vision

Together with the private sector partners and the expertise of the implementing consortium,

State Of The Art Training Centre

The Centre is looking forward to starting work with the brand new and state of the art machinery from Europe.

Training Schedule

AKTC History


On 20th of January 2014, the Honourable Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Mr Robert Sichinga and the Honourable German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Dr Hans-Peter Friedrich signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on a Bilateral Cooperation Project in Zambia, during the International Green Week in Berlin, Germany

Both sides declared their intention to support a bilateral cooperation project on the establishment of a demonstration and training Centre on the premises of GART (Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust) with the aim of promoting sustainable and modern agriculture in Zambia and enabling farmers and technicians to receive hands-on training in modern agricultural engineering, sustainable cultivation techniques and good farm management. After the joint declaration was in place, a tender for the implementation of the project was published. A consortium consisting of AFC Consultants International, DEULA-Nienburg, DLG International and IAK Agrar Consulting won the tender to implement the training Centre in Zambia.


Policy level

On policy level, the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) together with the GFA consulting group and the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) partners AKTC.

Implementation consortium level

The partners on implementation level are the Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust (GART) and the Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU).

Implementers on consortium level are the AFC consultants international, DEULA-Nienburg GmbH, DLG international, IAK AGRAR consulting GmbH

Private partners

Twelve private sector partners from Europe support the Zambian – German Agricultural Knowledge and Training Centre (AKTC). These private partners include, BayWa, Bayer crop science, Beinlich, Europlant, Fliegl, Grimme, KSB Lemken, Pottinger, Rauch and Solana. Mainly, these private partners supply agricultural equipment, plant protection and seed potatoes to the project. The private sector partners also contribute to the practical trainings of the project.


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