• Zambia
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 30, 2019
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 78.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 78.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
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Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jul 10, 2018

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Project Description
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The objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction, improved household incomes, food security and nutrition through enhanced small ruminants production, processing and marketing. The Project aims to transform small ruminants farming into sustainable commercialised and profitable venture that contributes to income generation, employment creation and poverty reduction. The Project will also contribute to increased foreign exchange earnings from export of goats and sheep including their products and by-products.

The Project consists of three (3) components namely:

  1. Small Ruminants Value Chain Improvement, with 2 sub- components
    1. Infrastructure for Small Ruminants Breeding and Input Supply and
    2. Infrastructure for Small Ruminants Production, Processing, and Marketing);
  2. Development of Livestock Production (Enhanced LISP) with 2 sub-components
    1. Livestock Production and Animal Health, and
    2. Livestock Infrastructure); and
  3. Capacity Building and Project Management, with 4 sub-components
    1. Training, Institutional and Technical Support,
    2. *information not provided at the time of disclosure*
    3. *information not provided at the time of disclosure*
    4. *information not provided at the time of disclosure*

Benefits: The Project is expected to directly benefit 1,000,000 livestock keeping households including 350,000 female-headed households and youth. The Project will mobilise participating farmers into fully trained farmer groups or associations in major livestock production areas and around community-based Livestock Service Centres (LSC). It will increase employment opportunities in livestock husbandry, marketing, and livestock products value chain. Public and private sector service capacity for the delivery of livestock extension and disease prevention and control services will be enhanced. The Project will also facilitate participation of the private sector through leasing out some of the structures within selected LSC which will be used as outlet for veterinary drugs and livestock feeds supplements. About 6,000,000 people, including 3,000,000 women and youth, will indirectly benefit from increases in supply of quality livestock products. The Project will directly create 3,000 permanent jobs and 125,000 seasonal jobs and about 500,000 indirect seasonal jobs along the small ruminant value chain. The associated projected outputs in terms of small ruminant numbers, during the project life, will be indicated in the Project

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