The African continent holds around 30% of the world’s known mineral reserves, as well as significant oil and gas reserves. The soil around the river Nile and in Zimbabwe is some of the most fertile soil in the world.
In order to sustain our communities and give security to our partners we are building the international investment club , Fishing-rod.co, that will partner with local NGO’s and regional Authorities as well as Government agencies. This process has begun and is gaining traction daily.
Those who choose not to repatriate to Africa at this time can also invest through the investment club in any of the key fields we will operate within. This will allow us to create bona fide joint ventures that will bring strong returns while supporting local economies in a major way.
Our main areas of investment will be:
1. Real Estate Development
The Zambian government is actively promoting private and public investment to support housing development primarily to improve the overall living conditions of the population. The motive is to expand its middleclass and enable Zambia to attain status of a middle-income economy by 2030.
According to the World Bank, in 2013, Zambia agriculture sector’s aggregated value was USD 4.028 billion, accounting for 18% of the country’s GDP, estimated at USD 22.38 billion. Agriculture generated 10% of Zambia’s foreign exchange earnings in 2011.
The timber industry has room for innovation in Africa. Historically deforestation has been an issue however replanting a variety of high yielding species and working with bamboo and other alternatives can help economic growth and can provide the much-needed foreign exchange if well managed and harvested.
In 2013, Zambia was the sixth largest producer of copper with 800,000 tons increasing from 572,793 tons production in 2008. It has been projected that copper production in Zambia will reach 1,500,000 tons by the year 2018 due to new projects. However small scale producers lack resources and support to really benefit from the awesome potential on their land.
In the past decade, the Zambian government made an essential move towards privatized and open market economy. This reduced Zambia’s heavy dependence on copper, leading to a growing trend towards non-traditional exports including agro-processing, primary products and textiles.
Fishingrod.Fund will allow members to monitor their investments online and receive monthly and quarterly reports. The assigned proceeds can then be recouped, reinvested or redeemed as part of our intentional community build (Subject to status).
Relatively small amounts of £2,000 - £20,000 invested per venture can greatly improve returns from its present unfunded level while bringing investors typically a higher return than would be available in the west (depending on risk exposure).
In order to sustain the economy and provide a future for ourselves and our partners it is essential that we reinvest in the communities in a forward thinking way that will protect the interests of the indigenous people and begin to stem the tide of foreign control.