Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
Sylva Food Solutions
    This description of Sylvia Banda's work was prepared when Sylvia Banda was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
    Sylvia Banda is working to combat the low demand for locally-produced, traditional food in Zambia by creating entrepreneurial hubs that guarantee markets for these goods and by fostering an appreciation for local food in both rural and urban areas. In this way, Sylvia is tackling the high levels of poverty in rural Zambia and facilitating the economic and social development of smallholder farmers by encouraging a shift from subsistence farming to commercial farming of local food.
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