Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia


Supplier of fertilizer in Zambia.


IDC 100%


Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia Limited is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). It was established in September 1967 and was commissioned on May 27, 1970 by the first Republican President Dr. K.D Kaunda.

The main aim of the company was to provide compound and top dressing Ammonium Nitrate fertilizer to farmers and provide prilled porous Ammonium Nitrate for Kafironda for their manufacture of explosives for the mines and other industrial chemicals.

The company has exported mainly Sulphuric Acid and Ammonium Nitrate Explosive Grade. Other products for export are Nitric Acid and the fertilizer types.

Potential export markets exist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Tanzania. New markets in the SADC and COMESA regions continue to be explored.

Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia Limited has developed into the undisputed legend in the Zambian Fertilizer industry.

What makes NCZ fertilizer the right choice is that it works in collaboration with reputable research institutes such as Mount Makulu Research Centre and Zambia Bureau of Standards. Through this invaluable liaison, the company manufactures fertilizers that are tailored for various soil types in different regions of Zambia and indeed beyond the country’s borders.

The production process at NCZ are backed by a well established laboratory that gives the quality assurance required. We also provide advice on the fertilizer application through our agronomists.