Lawrence Shonga

Network Facilitator Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia

About Me

A highly-motivated and Passionate about Agribusiness and Agriculture with extensive experience in Agriculture.

Skills and Expertise


Interests


nov
21

DISTRICT AGRIBUSINESS PLATFORM: LUNDAZI

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 November 2018, All Day Event
  Lundazi

2018 Theme: Enhancing Market Access Through Aggregation

ARE YOU ….?

  • Looking to ENHANCE your MARKET for your PRODUCTS and SERVICES in one big stride?

  • Looking to RAISE your PROFILE, Become VISIBLE and BUILD your REPUTATION as a KNOWLEDGEABLE, RELIABLE & SUPPORTIVE Business/Person?

  • Looking for RELEVANT CONNECTIONS for your NETWORK and BUSINESS?

  • Looking for OPPORTUNITIES for JOINT VENTURES, CLIENT LEADS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESS or ASSET SALES?

COME and PARTICIPATE in District Agribusiness Platforms organized by AgriProFocus Network with support from SNV through the SIDA funded Project SILMS!

You can contact me for more information through lshonga@agriprofocus.com




oct
26

AgriProFocus Zambia Business Drinks Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 October 2018, 17:00-18:30
  Lusaka

Theme "Achieving impact investment for small holder farmers in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities



Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 25 October 2018 at 09:21

AGOVA/SYNGENTA FARMS YOUNG TALENT INCUBATION PROGRAM

Location: Syngenta Farms Lusaka

Program Length: 6 months

Remuneration: K3,282 gross per month plus benefits

Anticipated start date: end of November

Number of Spots Available: 7

Application Process:

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding role, please follow the following steps by November 2nd:

1. Fill in the following survey: https://goo.gl/forms/BDHrvAv9hsGjlybg2

2. AND, send in only the following documents to admin@agovasv.com with the subject line ‘YTIP Trainee

Program’.

a. Your professional CV (maximum 2 pages including 2 references with their email addresses),

b. A cover letter address to Ms. Firth, and

c. A copy of your degree certificate.

See attachment for more details.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 October 2018 at 09:18

FAO: Gender gaps in African agriculture are holding back progress

Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's director-general José Graziano da Silva. He said this at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly. “We need to better recognize and harness the fundamental contribution of women to food security and nutrition. For that, we must close persisting gender gaps in agriculture in Africa,” Graziano da Silva said.

The director-general called for better representation of women in governance mechanisms and decision-making processes, as well as adequate and equal access to land, financial resources, social protection programmes, services and opportunities for women in rural areas.

Addressing gender gaps

The findings and recommendations of the AU-FAO study ‘The Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems

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Posted By in Horticulture in Zambia
Posted 28 September 2018 at 08:47

FRUIT PRODUCTION: Success with citrus comes from planning

Citrus production can be very profitable, if you get the basics right.

Citrus tree cultivation is limited to areas having mild, frost-free winters where temperatures never drop below -2°C. In fact, if there is no protection against frost, the temperature should not drop lower than 2°C to 3°C.

Fruit will go into a dormant state below 13°C and the threshold for root activity is a soil temperature of 15°C. Temperatures higher than 39°C are also detrimental to trees.

Read more: https://www.africanfarming.com/fruit-production-success-citrus-comes-planning/

Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:57

Job Opportunities: AGOVA

Agova is a consultancy service and its mission is to make shared value the new way of doing business. Shared value refers to ‘a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social, environmental, or economic problems’. Following are the Job Vacancies;

SALES AND MARKETING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Contract Length: 2 years

Remuneration: ZMW 5,999 per month gross (incl. gratuity)

Email:admin@agovasv.com with the subject line ‘Agova Sales and Marketing Account

Executive’. Please address email and documents to Ms. Firth and submit by October 12th

2018. You must be available to start at the end of October.


Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:53

Job Opportunities: AGOVA

Agova is a consultancy service and its mission is to make shared value the new way of doing business. Shared value refers to ‘a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social, environmental, or economic problems’. Following are the Job Vacancies;

FINANCE ASSISTANT

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Contract Length: 2 years

Remuneration: between K4,000 to K5,000 gross (including gratuity) plus benefits

Email:admin@agovasv.com with the subject line ‘Agova Finance Assistant’. Please address

email and documents to Ms. Firth and submit by October 12th 2018. You must be available

to start at the end of October.


Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:43

Job Opportunities: AGOVA

Agova is a consultancy service and its mission is to make shared value the new way of doing business. Shared value refers to ‘a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social, environmental, or economic problems’. Following are the Job Vacancies;

Agova Consultant Support Manager

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Contract Length: 2 years

Remuneration: ZMW 13,990 per month gross (inc. gratuity)

Email:admin@agovasv.com with the subject line ‘Agova Consultant Support Manager’. Submit by October 12th 2018.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 05:28

‘Waste food could feed 48m people’

ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka, July 10, 2018
THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says crops which go to waste due to poor storage facilities could feed about 48 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Post-harvest loss refers to a reduction in the quality and quantity of food such as cereals, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and milk, between the farm and the point-of-sale before consumption.
According to FAO estimates issued in a statement on Friday, post-harvest losses is expected to reach up to 20 percent for cereals, 30 percent for dairy and fish while fruit and vegetables, it will be around 40 percent READ MORE

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/waste-food-could-feed-48m-people/

Wow! This is interesting! An opportunity for Agripreneurs.

Perhaps there is also need as a country to undertake an inventory of the innovations that have been developed to mitigate Post Harvest Losses and there after Improve on the existing Innovations and commercializing them.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 05:11

North farmers to get modern farming training

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka, July 5, 2018
THE Ministry of Agriculture targets to teach over 300,000 farmers in Northern Province in modern farming practices to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Northern Province agricultural coordinator Charles Kapalasha said most farmers in the area are practising old methods which are negatively affecting crop output.
In an interview yesterday, Mr Kapalasha said rice farmers are still using the broadcast method, which is a system that involves scattering seed, by hand or mechanically, over a relatively large area which does not give room for weeding.
He also said the ministry will teach farmers to adopt conservation farming to help them increase their production and CLICK TO READ MORE

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/north-farmers-to-get-modern-farming-training/

This will be a good intervention and the same should be done in the other provinces too. Modernization of farming practices or rather modernization

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