Startup Huddle Swakopmund, 25 June 2021

Straw Berry Farming
Activity Description

Meet - Bupe Chipili Mulapesi, Zambian-born Farmer, Agripreneur, Founder and CEO of Farm23 Strawberry Zambia, producers and suppliers of fresh strawberry fruit, pure strawberry jam, and ready to plant strawberry seedlings.

She started her own strawberry farm after being inspired and mentored by another female strawberry farmer in Australia and she has proven to be a force to reckon with in the fruit farming industry in Zambia.

Mulapesi started with only 20 plants and has since grown to a large plantation of 40,000 strawberry plants, with prospects of increasing to a maximum of 300,000 plants within the next 2 years.

"We aim to supply a high-quality strawberry fruit which is affordable and easily accessible to the market because strawberry fruit which is imported comes at a high cost. Our goal is to satisfy both the local and international markets with the best quality of strawberry fruit in terms of taste and long shelf life," said Mulapesi.