Zambia's Food Market Competition
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Farmers who crack the supermarket supply chain can prosper. Thabang Mota, 55, was always known for the spinach he grew in a half-acre garden around his house in Tsenolas, Lesotho. A few years ago, he was selling 100 heads of spinach at week to a hotel restaurant, at 30 cents a head. Now he is selling 160 heads a day to a supermarket chain, at 42 cents each. He hopes to build a hothouse so he can grow spinach year-round.