|Approval Date||08 Dec 2004|
|Signature Date||16 May 2005|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2014|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2014|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
This project is part of a multinational initiative funded by the Bank with the aim of creating sustainable tsetse free areas in support of the gradual eradication of Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis (T&T) by integrating suppression, control and eradication approaches. This initiative is being implemented in six (6) countries, namely: Ethiopia, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya and Ghana, each of which has put on the list of activities development priorities of their countries. It is designed to be implemented over a period of six years, with the same sequence of field activities and the same modus operandi in the different areas it covers in each country in order to achieve its goal. The strategy advocates, in all six countries, the diversification and strengthening of the agricultural economic base for rural subsistence farmers, and the creation of jobs. The project in Ethiopia is developed within the context of the government’s Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Programme (SDPRP, 2002-2005) and National Agricultural Policy and Strategy of the country. The project is also consistent with subsequent National Plans, i.e. Plan for Accelerated and Sustainable Development to End Poverty (PASDEP, 2006-2010) and the ongoing Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP, 2011-2015).The project consists of three closely related technical components, as well as a support component. It is: (i) Suppression and Eradication; (ii) Strengthening of national capacities; (iii) Sustainable Land Management and (iv) Project Coordination and Management. Its implementation will clear 13 million hectares of tsetse flies and trypanosomiasis. The project will also train 600 technical staff, 1,800 extension workers, 3,600 village technicians and 1,200 village leaders.
The project development objective is to contribute to improved food security and reduce poverty. This project is specifically aimed at providing critical support towards the elimination of tse-tse flies and trypanosomiasis in the country through to make fundamental change in direction from nationally focused control to once-for-all continent–wide eradication.
The primary beneficiaries of the project will be peasant communities living in tsetse-infested areas that include an estimated 14.8 million farming families. The main beneficiaries will be the 242,850 smallholders who practice the mixed agricultural production system, 45% of whom are women. Most beneficiaries of the project, with regard to the livestock component, will be owners of small ruminants. A number of service providers will benefit from the project through training. Among them are agricultural extension agents and specialized technicians. Beneficiaries will also be in the second position, people living on the periphery of the areas concerned and who are also at risk. The second group of beneficiaries will include transportation companies, agricultural and livestock merchants, ranchers, hunters, and so on.
African Development Fund
Ministère de la Science et de la Technologie/Southern Tsetse Eradication Project (STEP)
|Last Update||30 Nov 2022|
|12 41.5||Afar Region|