Isaac Mando

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 year 3 months ago

Hello Everyone. Looking for buyers of sugar beans( Kabulageti and lyambai varieties). If your buying price is competitive please contact me for the details on 0977448202

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 year 4 months ago

I am looking for a place where I can hatch my 35 Ginnea foul eggs. Anyone with information can help.

Nosiku Siyumbwa Dear Isaac. Thank you for your post. I looked through our database and I recommend that you contact the Poultry Association of Zambia who I believe will be the best to point you in the right direction. Here are their contact details: (+260) 211-256354. All the best!

1 year 3 months ago

Isaac Mando Thanks Nosiku....I appreciate your guidance

1 year 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 year 10 months ago

Hello Everyone,

I recently got an invitation to go to Israel for a course in SMEs: Entrepreneurs and Innovative Management. My Employer would have loved to facilitate this but not at the moment.

In this instance, I wish to post this request for sponsorship by individuals or organizations as this course is a vital link for development approaches/efforts to support developing countries like Zambia especially been an economy with a vast informal sector . Please see attachment. 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 years 2 weeks ago

We are an MFI based in Chipata with intentions to finance about 30 dairy animals as a pilot to an established dairy co-operative. The proposed animal breed in this instance is jersey. From past research conducted, is this the right breed for this area? Do we have more potential dairy farmers in the east? if yes where are they concentrated? How is the market outlook both local and beyond? would a farmer still get a mark up considering the cost of managing dairy animals as these will be given in a form of a loan. Comments and recommendations are welcome

Isaac Mando Hi Nchimunya, thanks for your input. I will check the dairy platform as advised. Looking forward to participating at the financial fair.

2 years 1 week ago

Rachel Mwaba Hi Isaac, though we have no membership from Chipata as Dairy Association of Zambia, dairy farming is very much active and profitable in the area. The jersey is preferred because of its high butterfat content in its milk and also the lower maintenance cost. because of its body weight and it is very adaptable. According to the survey conducted by DAZ, there is high demand of milk by processors, Chipata included. Most smallholder dairy farmers are determined and hardworking and for them to progress they need loans. As long as the cooperative is established and you are able to determine that they are experienced, there should be no problem in helping them with loans.

2 years 1 week ago

Isaac Mando Hi Rachel...I appreciate this feedback and will update you as this unfolds. And I would be glad to help subscribe this cooperative to DAZ. Could you be more specific on which processors should be considered for market linkage. I have spoken to pamalat who seem to require huge liters for them to come on board. Many thanks again....

2 years 1 week ago

Elijah Munyama Hi Isaac! Rachel mentioned the advantages which farmers have by using a jersey cow. The other strength which farmers have in eastern province is the availability of sunflower cake which remains after the production of sunflower oil. It is a very important ingredient for dairy cattle. I understand that at the moment , the farmers in that area do not have use for the cake so they just throw it away. Farmers in tufts area also grow groundnuts and the straw is used to feed dairy cattle. Farmers might manage to produce milk but their profitability will be determined by your interest rates of your loans. This is a very important aspect for small scale farmers because high interest rates will affect their ability to buy the required inputs for their dairy cattle. We are implementing a project in Chongwe were farmers benefit dairy cattle among other products. What is important is to train the Farmers before they are given the animals. At Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre, we conduct hands on training for farmers in all aspects of agriculture including dairy. By the end of the training, farmers are able to manage their dairy farms without any problems.

2 years 1 week ago

Isaac Mando Hi Elijah...Many thanks for your input. The farmers been considered already have some animals though at a small scale. They also have a milk collection center where they collect about 60litres a day. We are coming in with interventions to up production and link that to a ready market. I will make recommendation for further training where possible. The interest rates been charged are quite manageable

2 years 1 week ago