New crops give farmer new future

Self Help AfricaAgriculture & Nutrition, News, Zambia

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The harsh realities of life in rural Africa cause many to grow up too quickly; this was the case for Zambian Sydney Kalota, who lost both parents in quick succession as a teenager. Left without any relatives close by to support him. Left alone, he did the only thing he knew to survive, he began to farm.

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Young mum proud of new role

Self Help AfricaNews, Zambia

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Bwalya “Emma’ Kangwa is a mother of two young children she is also proud of her role as a voluntary community adviser. Using the skills she has learnt from Self Help Africa she travels the district mentoring others.

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Musical farmer strikes the right chord

Self Help AfricaNews, Zambia


Misheck Mwanza struck just the right chord when his band topped the Zambian charts with their single “Lazy people run away from farming” a quarter century ago. But the song didn’t last and a career in music didn’t last either for Misheck, who made the long journey home from capital city Lusaka to take up farming again.

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Tomato Marketing

Self Help AfricaCase Study, Tanzania, Zambia


Rising out of the surrounding marshes is a hillock on which Chali Mange Llishebo and his sons and nephews are involved in the small-scale commercial production of tomatoes and cabbage.One of 73 local members of the Lui Farmers Commodity Group, his half-acre plot has been a hive of activity in … Read More

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