Yvonne Mtumbi

Country Coordinator

Lusaka, Zambia

About Me

Hello! I am a Marketer by profession but breath innovation management and promotion. I enjoy developing platforms to promote co-creation and creative capacity. I also have an interest in enterprise development and like to see how commerce can be used to improve livelihoods.

I am Country Coordinator under AgriProFocus in Zambia which means a lot of network building and management, something I enjoy as well.

Skills and Expertise


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 15 October 2018 at 12:38

D-Prize has gone online!

The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges in Girls education, Agriculture, Energy, Global Health, Education, Governance and Infrastructure?

D-PRIZE is now open to receive your application to scale up a solution. If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

Find out more: https://www.d-prize.org/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 10 October 2018 at 09:24

AgriProFocus Zambia welcomes New Staff

AgriProFocus Zambia is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mwansa Lwanga as Marketing and Communications Facilitator.

Mwansa Lwanga is responsible for profiling AgriProFocus Network in Zambia. Her role supports the team to build an effective multi stakeholder platform that promotes the Networks core mission of Making Agribusiness Work for Development.

Mwansa is a holder of a Diploma in Journalism from Evelyn Hone College and prospect Degree in Communication Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Mwansa joins us from the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) where she served as Communications Officer for four years.

If you are hosting any Agri-events or have a story to share, get in touch with Mwansa on mlwanga@agriprofocus.com

Anne Marie Kortleve Welcome Mwansa, looking forward to work with you!

3 months 1 week ago

Mwansa Lwanga Thank you so much. Looking forward to a great work experience.

3 months 1 week ago

Knox Kalubi welcome

3 months 2 days ago

MUBARAK INUWA It another development in our AgriProFocus to another member.Welcome Mwansa.

3 months 1 day ago

Fabrice Djimadoum Mwansa, It is great and indeed to have you in this great and fascinating team. Wish you all the best and more inspiration. 

3 months 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 13 September 2018 at 10:47

Dairy Association of Zambia is Hiring

The Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) is seeking to engage a Media Liaison Officer to support the implementation of a Digital Information Management System.

To apply see details here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 12 September 2018 at 07:45

Delphy and AgriProFocus starts a tailor made training program for the Zambian Women Organization-Nsabo Yetu

The training is aimed at strengthening the horticultural sector in the North-Western Province of Zambia.

Nsabo Yetu wishes to address the most pressing matter which has now emerged: poor performance of the horticultural sector. Current horticultural practices are low yielding and unsustainable, the women work with local varieties of vegetables leading to low yield and unfavourable quality. Meanwhile, there is a demand of high quality vegetables from the mining community. However, the women are not able supply the need of the community starting with the lack of quality seedlings. The women have to travel 700 kilometres to access seedlings i.e. from Chisamba, Sunshine Seedlings.

Through this Tailor Made Training a large part of skills and knowledge, required for the basic production of vegetables, can be acquired. Through this TMT, Delphy and AgriProFocus wish to improve the

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Victor Himbayi This concept is very good I am one of the operator in this concept providing the Technical support from inception to production   

3 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 30 August 2018 at 09:04

Global Vegetable supply to dwindle by more than a third!

Climate change and food security is ever becoming a key area of discussion. A recent study by  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine predicted that global average yields of vegetables and legumes such as soy beans and lentils are predicted to be reduced by 35% and 9% respectively.  What does this mean for the local Zambian horticulture farming communities?

Read the article through this link

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 29 August 2018 at 01:16


Fisenge Dairy Business Cooperative Union (FDBCU) is a farmer owned business that primarily deals with dairy farmers. Its core business is milk collection from farmers. FDBCU plans to expand its business by going into milk processing and marketing. Because of this expansion, FDBCU is now looking for a full time dynamic and self-driven Business Manager to oversee the entire cooperative business and drive its growth. The Business Manager will be based in Luanshya and work from Fisenge. To Apply: Email: fisengedairyco@gmail.com with copy to ngolwe@primeconsultants.net

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 13 July 2018 at 09:01


Are you passionate about getting Agribusiness word around ? Join our AgriProFocus Zambia team as Marketing and Communication Facilitator. This role supports the team to build and effective multi-stakeholder platform that promotes our core mission of making agribusiness work for development. The nature of the role dictates vibrancy, energy, self-drive and creativity. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 7 June 2018 at 12:03


Zambia's Public Policy Think Tank concluded its study on the implementation of the E-Voucher system implemented by government in the year 2017-2018 farming season. This timely brief has come at a time Government is reconsidering reverting to the Farmer Input Support Programme in some areas due to a number of challenges which are included in this study.

See link to report below:



Commercialising Moringa in Zambia and COMESA Region-Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  02 August 2018 - 08:00 to 03 August 2018 - 17:00
  Radisson Blu,Lusaka

This event will be a networking and experience sharing event with several Moringa stakeholders including farmers, processors, consumers, financiers and other interested groups. Come and learn all about the Moringa Value chain, Moringa farming, trading and export potential.

Speakers: We Inviting those who have expertise to submit their presentation and Papers. Moringa Dev Corporation: you can mail gilbert@mocat.zm OR call  +260977848320/0963201397

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 22 March 2018 at 01:28

AgriProFocus Zambia wishes to congratulate the following  Agripreneurs that have made it under the Agribusiness category to receive support under the Tony Elumelu Foundation 2018 Entrepreneurship Programme.

James Chileshe Kaluba

Kalusha Kasanda

Mazuba Mwanachingwala

Michael Mpundu

Taonga Muzumara

Vincent Muyunda Lifumbo

The winners were the 6 out of 22 selected from Zambia that will be part of the Entrepreneurship programme that runs every year.  The programme offers critical tools for business success, including:

  • Training:12 weeks of intensive online training which guides creating and managing a business
  • Mentoring:A world-class mentor to guide during the early transformation stages of the business
  • Funding:$5,000* in seed capital to prove the concept, plus access to further funding
  • Network:Access to the largest network of African start-ups and TEF’s own global contacts

Sectors from which winners were selected in Zambia also includes:Education and training, Health, ICT, Finance, Media and entertainmen

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Martha Nanyangwe Wishing them all the best too.. 

9 months 3 weeks ago


Agribusiness Bootcamp- Zambia Finale

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  23 March 2018, All Day Event
  Mulungushi Conference Centre

The World Bank Group and the Zambian Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (ZATP) in partnership with BongoHive and AgriProfocus Zambia launched the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Zambia with support from The World Bank Group in January 2017 to support Agro-processing enterprises in Eastern, Copperbelt, and Lusaka provinces.

The Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp is a competitive mentoring and training program designed to help growth-oriented agro-processing SMEs who operate in value added agribusiness to derive concrete and feasible expansion plans. The 5-day bootcamp between 19th and 23rd March 2018 will support participating enterprises through coaching, market contacts and peer learning. The bootcamp is a precursor to the up-coming MarketConnect, an advisory, brokerage and financial support service provided by the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. The best 10 participants of the bootcamp will become the first bene

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 6 March 2018 at 06:27

The ban on processed meat product imports in Zambia due the outbreak of Listeria is expected to trigger discussion around the extent to which Zambian local producers are able to sufficiently fill this gap. It is uncertain how long the ban will last but however long it will take, it appears local processors have an opportunity to occupy more shelf  space on the chain store shelves.



10th global ICT4D Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  08 May 2018 to 10 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Lusaka Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC)

The 10th global ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges. This highly interactive and hands-on conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, field-based program managers, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development challenges.

To find out more and register:


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 19 June 2017 at 07:07

D-Prize Funding is Live!!

The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges which include:

- Quality Seed Challenge

- Fertiliser Challenge

- Farm Practices Challenge

Or you could present your own custom agricultural challenge.

If selected you will be awarded up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

For details:


Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Yvonne, is this a challenge for Zambia only, or also accesible for other countries?

1 year 7 months ago

Yvonne Mtumbi it is open to other countries as well.

1 year 7 months ago