Zakudimba Producers and Marketing Cooperative Society (ZAPCO)
Zakudimba Cooporation makes leafy vegetables, onions, carrots, maize, dried vegetables, jam, tamato sauce and juice. The shelf life for dried vegetable is prolonged, which enables us to eat vegetables throughout the year. ZAPCO Background Zakudimba Producers Cooperative Society Limited was initially known as Chitsanzo Farmers Club and on February 17th, 2004, it was established as an association which was called Bvumbwe Vegetable Growers Association and had 600 members. On May 22, 2009, it was registered as a limited Cooperative Society Limited with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and was renamed Zakudimba Producers and Marketing Cooperative Society Limited. The cooperative is now producing a lot of products through support from several organizations. Raw materials for the products are extracted from natural fruits, herbs and vegetables. ZAPCO'S Motto Feed the nation with organic foods without limitations. They aim to be among the pioneer rural cooperative to be exporting organic foods to neighboring countries and beyond. Vision To be the biggest leading producer and processor of quality vegetable products at a reasonable price locally and internationally. Mission Statement Promoting vegetable farming, collecting and marketing processed vegetables, thereby improving the social status of all members. Objectives To make vegetable farming and processing as the major economic activity in the area for all farmers. To promote small scale agriculture operations. Promote value addition to vegetables.