From milking shed to float valve factory

When a milk buyer shut down one of its routes, this farmer decided he couldn’t leave his workers in the lurch so he started a factory. Today his float valves are sold nationwide – and pay nine salaries. In a former dairy on the farm Sweetwater outside Wepener in the…

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Zambian entrepreneur finds profit with a purpose by making coal from rubbish

Many of Zambia’s young people, like this entrepreneur, seem to have a robust spirit. In Frazer Handondo (37) it is a spirit that collaborates with a healthy dose of business acumen and a real desire to make a difference to the environment. Frazer has found a way to replace conventional…

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Free-range poultry works well for small-scale farmer

There is a growing number of small-scale farmers in Zambia who work and farm, and appear to do both successfully. Although it is not an easy way to operate the reassuring cash flow of the monthly income gives them the back-up they need before their farms become financially viable. Lusaka-based…

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