For sixty-one-year-old Idah Kombe Simwela, growing produce on a large, let-alone commercial scale, was something previously thought to be unattainable. But with growing support and interventions from private sector players such as Zambian Breweries, she and other women are able to cash in on unassuming crops such as cassava – through cooperatives – in a quest to better their livelihoods and those of their families. Originally from Kashiba, Idah resides in Shikalaba village in Kawambwa in Luapula Province where she also
Over 20,000 local farmers have reaped the benefit of Zambian Breweries agricultural buying programme.
Zambia’s largest brewer has launched a multi-million dollar expansion project to address growing demand and improve quality
Zambian Breweries (ZB) and Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company (LWSC) have constructed an industrial borehole to provide clean water to 40,000 households and industries in and around Lusaka’s George Compound. The ZB-funded project – build at a cost of US$150,000 – was initiated as part of the entity’s cholera and COVID-19 response strategy which seeks to improve access to clean water and sanitation in low-income areas. The infrastructure consists of an industrial borehole and a 3.4 km pipeline producing about 20
Zambia’s largest brewer, Zambian Breweries, has called on beer-lovers to heed government guidelines amid the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Zambian Breweries Country Director Jose Moran said the escalation of COVID-19 cases calls for all Zambians to use caution and follow all the health guidelines issued by the government, and in particular to continue following the responsible drinking guidelines that encourage moderation and drinking from home. “Again, if you want to drink, do it from the comfort of your home,” urged Mr Moran. “The
The country’s largest brewing company remains committed to empowering local farmers by helping them increase productivity in an efficient and environmentally sustainable manner.
Chembe BanQu is not only part of our commitment towards smart agriculture, but a way of fighting COVID-19 together with farmers.
The brewing company is working with Zamseed, Zanaco Bank, and Silverlands Ranching to facilitate the growing and harvesting process, with this season’s buying launched this month.
Government has commended Zambian Breweries for empowering small-scale farmers in Luapula Province through its cassava out-grower project. Provincial Minister Hon. Nickson Chilangwa said the smart agriculture initiative had given cassava farmers in the province a sure market for their produce. “Gone are the days of cassava wastage in our province due to lack of buyers. Gone are the days when our farmers would travel several miles in search for buyers, because Zambian Breweries is on board as that reliable buyer and agro-partner,”
“We are using digital technology to communicate with farmers to avoid mass gathering, on one end, and encourage social distancing, on the other end,” said Zambian Breweries agriculture manager Chris Nicolle.