Sylvia Banda

Agro-processing, Zambia

Business name – Sylva Food Solutions Limited

Co-founder/owner

  • Sylvia Banda- Managing Director,
  • Kamanga Banda – Director,
  • Chanda Banda Director ,
  • Kangwa Banda Director

Business description – Sylva Foods Solution Limited SFSL, is an agro-processing company registered in Zambia under the Companies Act. The company is also registered and certified with the Zambia Public Procurement Agency (ZPPA), USA Food and Drug Administration {FDA}, Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) and Ministry of Agriculture for phytosanitary inspections.

The company is specialized in the processing of agriculture products into finished products with key focus in dry foods, fruits and cereal production. Activities of Sylva Foods Solutions Limited fall under the agricultural sector of Zambia, which supports at least 85% of the income activities among the rural Zambian population. Due to the importance of agriculture, the company routinely keeps abreast with trends on the Zambian agricultural market, in particular, rainfall patterns, agro-ecological zones, soils, climatic characteristics, and outbreaks of pests and diseases in the regions where it supports out grower schemes. We work with rural farmers and we have trained over 25,000 smallholder farmers of whom 85% are women and youths.

The company is wholly owned and managed by Zambians, with at least 75% of the ownership held by women.

Business products/services – Moringa Corn puffs, Moringa Cereal, Moringa teabags, Moringa/Ginger tea, White samp, Orange samp, Moringa Soup, Pounded ground nuts and assorted dry and fresh vegetables