• Zambia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Jul 15, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Zambia
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 14.86 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Aug 17, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the Zambia Emergency Food Production Facility (ZEFPF) is a stand-alone emergency project to mitigate the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on agriculture and food security in Zambia. This is an African Development Fund (ADF) Loan of Ten Million and Seven Hundred Thousand Units of Account (UA 10,700,000) within the framework of the African Emergency Food Production Facility (AEFPF). The project will improve availability of certified seeds and fertilizer to 45,000 emergent farmer beneficiaries (50% female) using Innovative ICT platforms through private sector-based distribution channels. It has four components: (i) Deliver Certified Seeds and Fertilizer Farmers; with Post--Harvest Management and Market Development, using innovative ICT platforms; (ii) Provide Financing and Credit Guarantees for Large-scale Supply, Wholesalers, Aggregators and Agro-Dealers of fertilizer; (iii) Developing Agriculture Policy Dialogue and Reform Mechanisms; (iv) Programme Coordination and Management. The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) will be the Executing Agency (EA), over a period of two (2) years.

The principal objective is to build resilient farming livelihoods and increase food and nutrition security in the face of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The four subobjectives are: (i) To improve availability of certified seeds and fertilizer for a one-hectare plot to 45,000 emergent farmer beneficiaries (50% female) using Innovation and ICT platforms and based on the existing private sector-based distribution channels. (ii) To improve affordability of certified seeds and fertilizer to beneficiary farmers (women and youths) through smart subsidies (50%) delivered through an electronic platform that enhances transparency, accountability and sustainability. (iii) To improve efficiency and productivity through strengthening of extension systems for promoting TAAT based good agricultural practices and climate smart agriculture; (iv) To support Government's commitment and implementation of agriculture and trade policy reforms that create enabling environment to support market-led input distribution and import and export markets.

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Name: BANGWE Lewis Mupeta

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