Pre-feasibility Study for Countrywide Maize Storage

Project:      Pre-feasibility Study for Countrywide Maize Storage in Zambia

Client:        IFC - World Bank Group

Location:    Countrywide - Zambia

IFC - World Bank Group -- Zambia

IFC retained CMC Engineering as the technical consultant to study the economic feasibilty of upgrading the present maize supply/value chain.

This project has just been completed and is awaiting Government of Zambia approval to proceed to the next phase.  The economic/technical pre-feasibility study included the following topics:

  • Review of existing maize supply chain.
  • Review of existing supply chain economics.
  • Commercial issues and merchandising.
  • Strategic solutions for storage addition.
  • Cost/benefit analysis for the rehabilitation of existing obsolete concrete storage silos. Estimated capital costs and concession fees.
  • Cost/benefit analysis for government to operate the supply chain for food security.