Botswana - Zambezi Integrated Agro-Commercial Development Project (ZIACDP)


Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Jan 2021
Signature Date 04 May 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 1,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Zambezi Integrated Agro-Commercial Development Project (ZIACDP) is a technical assistance project designed to support the Government of Botswana in its efforts to diversify the economy through expansion of activities in the agriculture and agro industrial sector. The project will help to improve food security, diversify agriculture and create jobs. It will also integrate rural producers and small businesses with commercial value chains and markets; encourage the inclusion of informal economic actors into the formal system; enhance the business climate to mobilize private capital; and integrate youth into agriculture as a business enterprise and source of employment. The project is expected to attract increased private sector investments into agribusiness enterprises following the completion of a bankable full Feasibility Report and the implementation of the project under a PPP model. It comprises three main components namely: (i) Provide Technical, Financial and Legal Assistance to the Zambezi Integrated Agro Commercial Development Project; (ii) Institutionalize a governance and an implementation management structure that will enable infrastructure development of the Zambezi Integrated Agro Commercial Project under a PPP.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to provide the required infrastructure that will help increase agricultural production, establish an agro industrial base that will drive demand for farm produce and increase productivity for priority value chains like maize, oilseeds sorghum, millet, horticulture, fruits and livestock.

Beneficiaries

The project target beneficiaries are farmers and farmer groups; micro, small, medium, and large-scale enterprises and private sector industrialists.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Implementing
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-BW-AA0-011
Last Update 22 Sep 2021

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Contact Details

Name EZEDINMA Chukwuma Ikechukwu
Email c.ezedinma@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Botswana