Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Riverside Farm Institute Ltd

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Riverside Farm Institute Ltd

Riverside Farm institute is a self-supporting mission outpost based in Kafue run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was established in the 1970’s.

Aside from its core propose of reaching out to its community with the gospel though evangelism, Riverside also serves the community – though the provision of medical services and adult education programmes, it also strives to be self sustaining through its various farming and industry efforts.

Revenue from the Riverside farm helps support much of the institute’s work. The 33,000 banana trees and 225 acres of irrigated farmland provide employment for community residents. RFI’s mill grinds, stores, and sells maize, Zambia’s staple food—another major source of income.

The institute is organized into 7 departments; Education Department, Evangelism, Missions & Development, Wellness Centre, Health Clinic, Farm & Banana Departments, and Mill Department. The medical clinic serves about 4,000 local residents, most of whom live in poverty. Its nurses also hold bush clinics in even more remote regions.


  • James Gavin