Insurance man takes unique path in quail farming, and he’s winning!

David Chifuna (40), a Lusaka-based insurance underwriter, is successfully farming quail as a sideline business. It is not unusual for Zambians to run a part-time business while they work a full-time job. When David decided to farm quail as a second income stream he had no experience. His savings of…

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Lutaka Muyumbana satisfying palates for ‘village chickens’

Free range chickens, or "village chickens”, as we have always called it - are hugely popular among Zambian consumers because of their distinct taste. These chickens are also what gives small-scale poultry farmers like Lutaka Muyumbana (43), of Mpongwe in Copperbelt Province, the chance to run a successful business. The…

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Career banker navigates the twists and turns of farming

Alex Lwatula (46) a former banker, who worked in the sector for 22 years, has changed track and chosen a new career in agriculture. Married to Bernadette and the father of two girls, Kasuba (11) and Mwenge (10), Alex has learnt that farming comes with a different set of problems…

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