BIF Pilot Projects


Agribusiness supply chain conference- This conference focused on building and managing strong supply chains in the agribusiness sector.

Taj Pamodzi Hotels

Local smallholder sourcing strategy- This project aims to explore possible procurement strategies that address the challenges of local sourcing in the Zambian hotel sector

CHC Commodities

Inclusive business strategy- This project helped CHC understand the size of the local and international markets for starch and glucose and the potential for growth over time.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Market research for Furikake- In this project, the Facility assisted Mitsubishi with market research to test the likelihood of the Furikake food supplement being accepted.


Business plan review- A Zambian company set up a peanut butter processing plant. This project developed the venture's business plan and mapped its development impacts.

EcoBricks, CCODE

The vision behind this project was to set up a viable brick production business, creating safe and permanent employment opportunities and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Landscape study

Access to Finance- This project conducted a study of the different finance options available to businesses who face challenges with the prohibitively stringent lending demands of commercial banks.

Malawi Mangoes

Cost of living survey- Malawi Mangoes developed an inclusive fruit processing business. This project supported that venture through a cost of living survey in the Salima District.

Malawi Mangoes

Access to finance- This project aimed to facilitate Malawi Mangoes' access to the funding it needed for these activities by helping it identify potential investors and develop promotional material.


This project developed an operational management plan for financial services company BISC, as well as a marketing plan and sales pitch.