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Sable Transport Limited of Zambia and Bonafarm Group of Hungary were the only two companies that submitted their bids for the acquisition of the core venture of 9,350 hectares and three other commercial farms.
The Zambia Development Agency has short-listed 10 local and foreign companies (such as Chayton Capital or Pro Alia Investment) which expressed interest in the development of Nansanga farm block (155 000 ha) in Serenje.
In Zambia 15,000 hectares along the Zambezi River in the Kazungula district will be cleared of its forest, and sugar cane planted for ethanol and sugar production. It is not clear that the particular chief involved, or his customary community, were properly consulted or advised. No EIA has been produced