Zambia - Commercial Farm Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Mar 1971
Signature Date 02 Dec 1971
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1983
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1983
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 265,709.67
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Government of Zambia has prioritised agriculture among the key sectors that would spur economic growth and reduce poverty. To this effect, a National Agricultural and Cooperative Policy was enacted in 2004 calling for the development of an efficient, competitive and sustainable agriculture sector through strengthening farmer organisations and development of infrastructure in high potential agricultural areas. The Government intends to provide support to link farmers and producers to markets as a sustainable way of reducing poverty by improving their incomes, increasing agricultural production and sustaining economic growth.

Project Objectives

In line with this policy the Government, with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), prepared and submitted a funding proposal to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP). The GAFSP agreed to fund this project whose overall objective is to reduce poverty by ensuring food, income and nutritional security among the smallholder farm households in six (6) targeted districts. The specific objectives are mainly to (i) increase agricultural production by 30% among the smallholder farmers; (ii) increase market engagement to 50% of production among smallholder farmers; (iii) enhance institutional capacity of key sector players; and (iv) reduce chronic malnutrition from 45% to 30% among under-five children in the target area.

Participating Organization

Ministry of Agriculture - Water Development
African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-AA0-009
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name HARA Wycliffe Suzgo

Geographic Location

Country Zambia
Coordinates Location Name
-13.36222 30.23433 Serenje District
-16.5 28 Gwembe District
-14.64293 24.407 Kaoma District