Ezra Brian Banda
Ezra has over 21 years of rural development across Zambia mainly working with rural small-scale holders. Some of accomplishments during the 21 years includes set up of paprika value chains for 50 farmer groups in Chibombo, Mumbwa, Kapiri-Mposhi and Kaoma. Consultancy work for development of natural resources based enterprises for Mufunta GMA funded by WWF in Kaoma, Lead trainer in Business for Women Income Generating activities funded by UNDP, Governance training for 3 Farmers Associations in Mongu funded by USADF, Facilitated Out-grower schemes for 2500 farmers in Mumbwa, Kaoma and Senanga, Mobilised farmers into establishing 3 producer owned mini-processing units for honey, rice and crop seeds. Market linkages for over 3000 Households in Kaoma and Senanga, facilitated establishment of village banks in Kaoma, Senanga and Mongu US$100,000. Provided oversight over implementation of Climate resilience project funded by Government of Republic of Zambia and World Bank with over US$32,100 community investment.