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Royal Zone investments limited Zero hunger project.

A markert place with zero hunger tolerance amidist low rainfall due to climate change and tougher economic factors.

Photo of Kennedy Likuya Katongo
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Lead Applicant Organization Name investment limited.

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.


Website of Legally Registered Entity


How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 3-10 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Kalomo,Southern Province of Zambia.

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Kalomo,southern province ,Zambia.

What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

It is were our cooking takes place.

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

With the estimated population of 280.000 people by 2020,kalomo.district is a district where way above 60% of the population live on agriculture.

Maize farming and livestock farming are the main.farming activities taking place here.

But now with national lose of. Over 50% of the crop due to low rainfall needs solutions to be created for farmers,because low rainfall natural vedt has also reduced and animal food has also reduced as grass deteriorates.

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

The challenges faced in our area are environmental,due to climate change in the general national production.which is 3.8 million metric tonnes reduced to less than 50% and southern province was the worst affected including our dustrict ,in other cases farmers harvested zero,because of low precipitation.

The economic signicance the main  crops maize,cotton and sugar cane which were previously maize contrbuters to the GDP will be dubulated as follows.

Maize out put has kept on.deducing in.last two years because of low rain,cotton because of fall of prices market and lack of country 's capacity to process the crop. Locally has terribly reduced its growing because exporting raw materials is also exporting money.

On the other even if nothing has changed by growing and procceaing sugar cane,the that it has poor traction.of the people who need other people to help them,it is grown by commercial farmers mostly, small scall farmers are many and poor and they are the ones who need help.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

The challenges are extreme rural.poverty,low house hold food security,poor livestock production

Our vision will address these challenges by providing a lucrative market to the farmers for their sunflower.

In the midist of producing nothing because of low rain affected maize,the farmers will at least harvest something in the low rain situation to earn money.

Because the veldt is dry animals have no food, because of the coking oil.processingprocessing we do ,farmers have an opportunity to buy sunflower cake from us to supplement their animals.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

We expect to have a community of population of the about 240,000 people accounting for about 70% of the population to have an assured crop to sell atleast because of the draughty tolerance of sunflower

We expect farmers to be able to have sustained production of milk,beef and eggs despite natural veldt being deterioted..

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

By 2050 multiplier effects our project like education,closing of rich poor gap will.have closed.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Website
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Photo of Trupti Jain

hi Kennedy: good evening from India. Nice submission. will love to learn if your farmers are facing water shortage in summer and winter? Are they having their rainy period crops disturbed due to water logging or flood in monsoon period? If yes then we will love to help you. For last 30 years we are working in this subject. we are helping our smallholders with our World Bank, UNFCCC, Securing Water for Food (USAID) and Millennium Alliance (DFID) awarded innovation BHUNGROO, which saves farmers from drought and flood, doubles farmers income and improves soil fertility. We are currently helping more than 100000 farming families across India, SEAsia, EAsia & Africa. We have also designed Youth Climate Leaders and Women Climate Leaders and winner of UN's Gender Just Climate Technology award as well as Green Climate Fund's Gender Champion award. I am sure both Youth Climate Leaders and Women Climate Leaders will add strength to your program.
We also applauded your entry. Will appreciate your feedback on our entry ""Antodaya" through Food". , ph: +919825506900, wa: +919825506900, T: @BHUNGROO fb: BHUNGROO , e:

Photo of Kennedy Likuya Katongo

Thank you so much Trupti for your feed back on our submission,thank you so much for the great works you are doing related to draught migatigation measures and also mitigation of adverse precipitation leading to flooding,Zambia is divided in three ecological climate regions:
Region 1 with precipitation of over 1200 fro 1000 cubics of rainfall,Region 2 with precipitation of 800 to 1000 mm of precipitation in a season and Region 3 with rainfall of less than 600 mm of rainfall in a season and this is the region in which our project is.
The.issues faced in our region are related to adverse water shortages even affecting livestock and crops during the growin season.
The growing of full season crops which require a lot of rainfall in the season is becoming more and more imposible,the livestock have to travell in some cases too long distances to reserved water points in this case dams,and ponds in order for survive ,in travelling long distances,the issue of drought is worsened as there is destruction of the environment due to soil erosions and destruction of the enviroment,but because of our project ,farmers have an opportunity now to use options like zero grazing,holistict livestock and land management practices in order to preserve the environment from further deterioration by a way of watering the animals using potable water and supplementation them with concentrates of which one of the constituents is sunflower cake a by product of our production.

Photo of Trupti Jain

Great Kennedy sir
I think we can surely help your work.
will love to create multiple ideas on water management, drought proofing, zero water footprint irrigation guarantee and ensure success of your program. Pl feel free to have a skype talk with Paul. He is our technical head and also team leader for Africa for Bhungroo execution. He is also the innovator. his skype id is biplabkp. I have ordered him to help you. I am sure it will be a great success

Photo of Kennedy Likuya Katongo

Thank you I will get in touch.

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