176 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Developing countries around the world are faced with problems of high poverty, unemployment and inequality levels, Zambia inclusive. With emphasis on private sector in general and agro based industries in particular, the thesis outlines ways in which private sector, public sector, community and other local stakeholders collaborate in order to reduce poverty, unemployment and inequality levels by economically empowering the local people. It further outlines ways in which the environmental resources can be used to produce valuable outputs, keeping in mind the state of the environment for both current and future generations.