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Chibbonta Chilalal
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  • zambezi north western province
  • Zambia
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Chibbonta Chilalal replied to Ruth Brannvall's discussion Innovations Against Poverty has opened for applications and expands outreach in the group Innovations Against Poverty
"Thanks Ruth we will be on the look out and follow up reapplication before the 30th april 2012. Good efforts from the team."
Mar 14, 2012
Chibbonta Chilalal commented on Inclusive Business Hub team's group Innovations Against Poverty
"We appriciate the efforts from the hub, if reason are not known for the failing contestants how do you get reapply probably a bit more follow ups would help to polish the business plan presentation or find a way to mentor some sectors as potential…"
Mar 13, 2012
Chibbonta Chilalal joined Inclusive Business Hub team's group
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Innovations Against Poverty

This group aims to capture programme news, project updates and new content on the Hub about Innovations Against Poverty.  Visit the About Innovations Against Poverty page or browse through…See More
Jan 12, 2012
Chibbonta Chilalal commented on Chibbonta Chilalal's blog post YamBEEji rice intensefication
"Thanks so much for the input i have seen the Jatropha plants grow here under the biofuel company, and to talk about the neem trees i think that will be the way to go to cut down on the fire wood issues, in the mena time i want to raise awareness to…"
Jan 10, 2012
Andrew Parker commented on Chibbonta Chilalal's blog post YamBEEji rice intensefication
"Thanks Chibbonta - very interesting, and good to see there's demand for the crops.  I agree that by improving yields, people can get much more income which would be a win-win situation. I have been involved in a project that uses neem…"
Jan 9, 2012
Chibbonta Chilalal commented on Chibbonta Chilalal's blog post YamBEEji rice intensefication
"Chibbonta Chilala Here is a work call for citizens in the world in order for us to continue living in good enviroment that will sustain good living conditions that will also support normal rains i am proposing that no one should be allowed to…"
Jan 9, 2012
Chibbonta Chilalal commented on Chibbonta Chilalal's blog post YamBEEji rice intensefication
"Hello Andrew, Thanks for your contribution we are having difficultie mainly are field technology not really the processing, the problem is we need to purify most of the seed in zambia as in it is very mixed, with comming of the national policy to…"
Jan 9, 2012
Andrew Parker commented on Chibbonta Chilalal's blog post YamBEEji rice intensefication
"Hi Chibbonta Chilalal, Many thanks for your interesting post - I've been involved in a rice project in Malawi, but very much from a market development and processing perspective, rather than the production side.  Your comments are very…"
Jan 9, 2012
Chibbonta Chilalal shared Editor's Choice's blog post on Facebook
Jan 5, 2012
Chibbonta Chilalal commented on Parveen Sultana Huda's blog post G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation
"This is a very positive effort as we are struggling with little resource to train farmers in to produce more and new farming methodologies. WE keep applying so that we can also tap in to scale up the efforts we are making. We seeing 2012 to positive…"
Jan 3, 2012
2 blog posts by Chibbonta Chilalal were featured
Jan 3, 2012
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Dec 31, 2011
Chibbonta Chilalal commented on Chibbonta Chilalal's blog post YamBEEji Rice Contracts over 240 farmers for new rice variety
"Thanks Caroline will check it up and see what it is all about. Happy new year."
Dec 31, 2011
Caroline Ashley, Editor commented on Chibbonta Chilalal's blog post YamBEEji Rice Contracts over 240 farmers for new rice variety
"Thanks for this news Chibbonta.    If you've not already seen it, you may be interested in the Lotus Rice initiative that is supported by Innovations Against Poverty.  A summary of the project is here:…"
Dec 30, 2011
Chibbonta Chilalal posted a status
"YamBEEji signing up production contracts with producers for rice, hope to have good yields as the rain in the northern region of zambia."
Dec 30, 2011
Chibbonta Chilalal commented on Andrew Chishiba Kambobe's blog post Lack of communication despite proximity – local vegetable sourcing in the Zambian hotel sector
"Its true the challenges are there, for the rice sector zambia is almost meeting its national demand and quality is getting better thanks to the stakeholder partners who are capacity building companies such as YamBEEji Honey and Rice products limited…"
Dec 6, 2011

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Organisation
Yambeeji honey and rice products limited
Title
Chief executive officer
About My Work
We are a honey and rice processing company, in the process of implementing an outgrower scheme, we mainly support small sacle farmers in improving their productivity, buy and process for sale the mainl the rice and at a small scale honey, we set up our operations in one of zambia's least developed province, we aim at reducing the poverty in the area and bringing industry to process and add value to traditionally already existing activities such as rice faming and honey cropping from the wild forest known to be the best in the world for its medicinal value, we hope by working with the farmers will help reduce deforestation by farmers which has increased over the recent past years by introducing conservative farming practices.
Sector
Business
Country Interest
Zambia
Issues of Interest
Inclusive Business: Value Chains, Inclusive Business: Products and Services, Low carbon and climate resilient business models, Working in partnership, Working with farmers & the informal sector, Driving & managing change inside the company
Main Reason for Joining this Site
Finding partners and/or Facility support for project delivery

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YamBEEji rice intensefication

I am so happy to read about the rice project in Asia particularly Indonesia and India. The objective of your project is exactly what we are trying to achieve here in Zambia, we are working with farmer groups who have been cultivating rice using conventional methods on the plains of the Zambezi river and have been producing low volumes such as 1.2mt per hectare. We also started farming in 2006 partnering with a group of farmers to produce rice and later on bought a rice mill to polish it for…

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Posted on December 31, 2011 at 11:14 — 5 Comments

YamBEEji Rice Contracts over 240 farmers for new rice variety

YamBEEji Honey and Rice has multiplied new rice variety in zambia in the last season amounting 1mt are used it to contract new farmers in non rice traditional flooding rice growing areas, this has attracted many people in the country. The company has also partenered with Lumwana Mines in its effort for social responsibility were farmers are being supported in rice growing and upto 30 farmers have been adopted to grow the new variety for the first farmer, and in mufumbwe over 50 farmers have…

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Posted on December 30, 2011 at 17:33 — 2 Comments

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