US$1.8 m to help smallholder farmers with veggie seedlings in Zambia

Zambian smallholder farmers might soon have better access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings easier after a seed company -  Syngenta - partnered with a powerful USAID-funded programme and a US consulting company, to build a sustainable distribution programme for hybrid seedlings. The programme will also aim to provide farmers with access to…

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Recruitment pioneer Miyanda Maimbo Katiwa taking farming by storm

When you meet Miyanda Maimbo Katiwa, you understand why this veritable pioneer of Zambia’s job recruitment industry is making waves in farming. She charges around her farm with unrestrained enthusiasm, showing off her prized products with obvious pride. One minute she is explaining the market realities of farming, the next…

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Nothing stands in this farmer’s way

A year ago Gugu Mlihpa was named South Africa's emerging farmer of the year. Gugu is a born entrepreneur. She’s always on the lookout for a gap in the market and even joined a professional kitchen to learn first-hand from the chef how to deliver market-ready produce. Not only has…

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