Wear a Smile with … Bruce Chinyaka


Meet Bruce Chinyaka, CmiA smallholder farmer from Tobonte Village in southern Zambia. He is 35 years old and has two daughters and four sons. His eldest child is 15, his youngest has just been born. To support his family, Bruce startegrowing cotton back in 2001. When he joined the Cotton made in Africa initiative in 2005, he received a number of farmer trainings. „Through the trainings I have attended, I learned to diversify. Besides cotton and maize, I now grow soy and sunflower. My cotton income also gave me some capital to start up a small grocery store and support my family’s day to day needs.”

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