Empowering The Zambian Farmer

In view of its objective, the Agricultural Knowledge and Training Centre (AKTC), offers short courses to all interested and serious farmers who want to improve their farming activities and make profit in all their farming enterprises.


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Agricultural Youth Empowerment Trainings

Agriculture in Africa has untapped potential to create jobs, both directly and indirectly. In order to attract young people, agriculture will need to be more dynamic and appealing than it is now, and young people will need to view the sector more positively than they do now


Trainings and News

2nd Field Day of the Zambian-German Agricultural Training and Knowledge Centre (ATKC)

The ATKC project is now in its third year of operation and is offering practice-oriented training in modern agricultural machinery and sustainable agricultural production.

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Mission and Vision

AKTC Plans to become a 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.
Together with the private sector partners and the expertise of the implementing consortium, AKTC plans to become a state of the art training centre..
  • Train Machine Operators

  • Train Farm Managers

  • Train Agricultural Institutions

  • Train Farm Owners

  • Provide Training Material

  • Contribute to Zambian Growth

  • Modernize Agriculture

  • Strengthen Zambia-Germany Relations

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why you should get involved


The Zambian Ministry of Livestock and Agriculture and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture partners the AKTC. Zambia has excellent conditions for agricultural production.
This is where the work of the AKTC starts. Hands on trainings on modern agricultural equipment and adopted crop production systems for grain and potatoes shall contribute to an increased yield. The trainings emphasize on the sustainable usages of natural resources and are open to all players in the industry, especially to farmers who produce for the markets.
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The Zambian – German Agricultural Knowledge & Training Centre, in short AKTC, is a bilateral cooperation project within the bilateral co-operation program of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

On policy level, the Zambian Ministry of Livestock and Agriculture and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture partners the AKTC. The partners on implementation level are the Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust (GART) and the Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU).

Zambia has excellent conditions for agricultural production. Approximately 22 percent of Zambia’s land is suitable for agricultural production, but today less than one third of the suitable land is utilized. The agricultural sector in Zambia absorbs two third of the workforce and is the major source of income for the rural population. Although the agricultural production increased steadily during the past years, an increase of income and a reduction of poverty within the rural population could not be observed.

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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.

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