Chankwakwa Gets Juicy Exporting Dried Mangoes

Chankwakwa gets juicy exporting dried mangoes

Agro-business company Chankwakwa owned by Dorothy Eriksson and her husband Rolf worked hard to keep the farm going during the late 1990s.

No one would be frowned at for saying that mango grows everywhere in Africa. In a lot of regions, they end up as waste. Eriksson saw the opportunity to introduce a different kind of product in Zambia.

Rather than watch mangoes go rotten, she decided to capitalize on it. No one in Zambia ever saw such a value-added product until now. Together with her husband and local farmers, the company produces dried fruit products that are now being demanded in Europe and other parts of the world.

The business which almost went bankrupt due to severe economic challenges came back to live. Their products are all over Zambia and the people are proud of the couple’s innovation.

The company has expanded and currently delivers jams, sauces, honey and soya products to supermarkets in the country and that includes Pick n Pay 🙂

As as inclusive-oriented company, Chankwakwa pays good attention to women who are also small scale farmers in Central and Luapula provinces so as to work with them and support them with their families.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.
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