ZCF given its membership numbers and national geographical coverage provides good business opportunities for many products. The three million five hundred thousand estimated membership of the cooperators which is around 25% of the entire Zambia population represents are good market not just for agricultural inputs and produce, but also for many products including groceries, cell phones, radios and other products that communities need for their sustenance. ZCF is therefore makes a good business partner with many businesses in the private sector.
At the moment however, apart from providing technical services to the members, in their numbers, the Zambia Cooperative Federation is engaged into some income generating activities for sustenance of its operation. These activities are conducted through its Operations department. The activities can be best described in four sections,