According to bank documents, the livestock sub-sector's goal is to transform small-scale livestock farming into sustainable commercialised value chains which contribute to income generation, poverty reduction and employment creation. The project's objective is to contribute to poverty reduction through enhanced sustainable use of livestock infrastructure for improved livestock production and productivity, commercialisation and institutional capacity building. This will lead to improved household food and nutrition security, and incomes. SLIMP outcomes include (i) enhanced incomes of small-scale livestock farmers including entrepreneurs, and (ii) empowerment of livestock-keeping farmer organisations through improved access to public and private sector services.
The Sustainable Livestock Infrastructure Management Project (SLIMP) is in line with Zambia's National Vision 2030 and Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP: 2017-2021). Based on the strategy of economic diversification, the Government has launched a nationwide programme to scale-up development of the livestock sub-sector and enhance its contribution to the national economy. The livestock sub-sector is an important source of economic growth, job creation, and household incomes, which contribute to poverty reduction. This is a stand-alone investment Project aimed at promoting sustainable livestock value chain development in Zambia. The Project consists of three (3) components namely: (a) Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT)-based Climate Resilient Livestock Production and Productivity; (b) Infrastructure Development, Management and Commercialisation; and (c) Institutional Support and Capacity Building. The Project cost, including physical and price contingencies, is UA 9.02 million. It will be implemented over a period of 3 years.
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