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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Potato bags good business for Zambian photographer turned farmer

Chibesa Chanda (29) from Ndola, Zambia, started his own photography business after graduation but recently he turned his attention to farming potatoes in bags as a way of making more money. Chibesa wanted to grow potatoes to sell, but commercial potato farming has high input costs and Chibesa did not…

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Diversifying holistically saves Lusaka farmer from poverty trap

Faustina Phiri who farms in the Njolwe area near Lusaka, experienced a paradigm shift when she realised that agriculture meant a lot more than planting maize. Faustina was one of a group of retirees who were given land on the former farm of the Dairy Training Institute in the mid…

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Zuma urges for speedy creation of regional food reserve facility

South African President Jacob Zuma has called on Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states to speed up plans for the creation of a regional food reserve facility to mitigate variations in food production arising out of climate change. ‚ÄúConsidering the annual variation of food production in the region due…

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