Meet Dumo – a beneficiary of the Agricultural Value Chain project funded by BESTSELLER FOUNDATION in Zimbabwe. Dumo Ngwenya is a young man of 29, based in the rural area of ’Lake Alice’, in Lupane District.
His land is dry and and the nature of the soil means that his crops rarely bring him any noteworthy income. To illustrate his - and other farmers’ - dire economic situation, very few children in the area attend secondary schools due to the high ’school fees’ of $50 USD per term.
Crucial market linkages
At a recent ’Access to Market’ symposium launched by BESTSELLER FOUNDATION’s implementing partners DanChurchAid and Christian Care, Dumo and his fellow villagers were introduced to a new cattle business opportunity that could give them a solid income.
If the farmers can deliver minimum 25 healthy and fat cattle for slaughtering every season, the butchery 'Heads & Hooves' will come and buy cattle in bulk directly from the farmers in their area.