Afritrove Milling


Afritrove Milling



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In 2017, Munyaradzi Chifetete & Mwangala Simataa co-founded Afritrove Milling in Zambia to provide a local solution for mealie meal production.  Mealie meal is a staple made of maize for which a national monopoly exists—it has pushed down prices for farmers and artificially inflated prices for consumers. The team is using a local approach to source maize from farmers at better prices, to mill it with local millers, and to package and distribute it locally. This reduces transportation costs and pollution, increases consumer spending ability on healthier foods like green vegetables and proteins, and keeps money in the local economy. As of August 2018, the team has worked with 15 farmers.