The farm’s sandy soils are ideal for the cultivation of summer groundnuts in rotation with a winter wheat crop. Simple grading and sorting equipment allows for the shelling and cleaning of raw nuts for export. Markets for all crops have been established in Zambia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Access to water and electricity
Full irrigation infrastructure has been installed to take advantage of a massive asset to Kalonga: the Zambezi River. All irrigation water is pumped from the Zambezi River to the farm’s large holding dam. A 5 MVA sub-station provides electricity from the main ZESCO grid.
With over 30 years of experience each in agricultural management & finance, Kalonga’s management team has a proven track record of successfully managing agricultural assets across Africa. The farm has established structures and systems operating alongside top rate local service providers.
Kalonga is a high impact project in both environmental and social spaces, contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 8, 9, 5. The farm works closely with neighbouring villages and smallholders to advance their cropping and other needs.
Due to Victoria’s Falls proximity to Kalonga, the location has enormous tourist potential, with growing interest in agri-tourism from international tourists. The local hotels and restaurants also create strong demand for local foodstuffs from regional farms.
While Zambia is a safe country to visit, security on the estate is important. Kalonga’s boundary is protected by a 2m high bonnocks electric fence with permanent guards on the 2 access gates into the premises.