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Kholisani Ndlovu

Zimbabwe & Monash University, 2023

Kholisani Ndlovu holds a degree in Food Science and Nutrition. She is a Midlands State University graduate. Her interests are in food product development and indigenous food value addition, community skills building and sustainable farm-to-fork food system (Zero Loss or Waste of Food) and entrepreneurship. She strives to utilise various innovative methods to add value to indigenous foods to improve their utilisation, availability, and palatability. Her goal is to reframe and reconstruct consumer perceptions of Indigenous food as well as give the indigenous communities economic generating projects.

Through her interest in indigenous food product development, she has started an initiative called Umphako Indigenous Foods (roughly translated as Umphako is homemade packed food). The essence of this initiative is that everyone can embrace Indigenous food in various forms. Kholisani is also the founder of PhakamAfrika, a digital management company and a co-trustee at Farm Life Zimbabwe, a cohort of community farmers.

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