ZAMBIA 2017

 
 

In early 2017, Full Belly sent a volunteer to Zambia in southern Africa to build 105 universal nut shellers, and create a factory that will continue production under the Chipata District Farmers Association, a local farmers cooperative. 



OUR GOALS

Our goal for the Zambia Project was to train local residents on the production, maintenance and use of the Universal Nut Sheller, while setting up a factory that could continue making more, so that as many people as possible could purchase these life changing machines.

 

 

 

 

OUR OUTCOMES

  • All 105 Universal Nut Shellers have been built, 8 of which have already been sold!
  • 3 young adults were recruited to build the Shellers, and they are now more than proficient in producing the machines! 
  • 25 farmers and 5 staff members from the Ministry of Agriculture have been trained on how to use the Sheller
  • Through regional field days and the National Agritech Expo in Lusaka, over 600 farmers have seen the Sheller in motion!
     
Small-scale farmers are happy with the UNS as this will help them to address Aflatoxin (a toxin fungus that grows in the shell and destroys peanuts).
— Virgil, CDFA
The Chipata District Farmers' Association is a membership based, independent and democratically organized association founded by and for the farmers of Chipata District.

The Chipata District Farmers' Association is a membership based, independent and democratically organized association founded by and for the farmers of Chipata District.

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We received implementation support for the first two weeks of the project from NCBA CLUSA through a USAID-funded Farmer to Farmer program managed by ACDI/VOCA! We greatly appreciate the support from these amazing organizations! Thank you!

We received implementation support for the first two weeks of the project from NCBA CLUSA through a USAID-funded Farmer to Farmer program managed by ACDI/VOCA! We greatly appreciate the support from these amazing organizations! Thank you!

We are so grateful for the support from our local community on this project, and for our partners that helped make all of this possible!