|Approval Date||04 Nov 2015|
|Signature Date||29 Mar 2016|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Project will be implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), over a period of 5 years, in Mongu, Limulunga, Senanga, Kalabo, Nalolo, Sikongo, Shangombo, Sioma, Lukulu, and Mitete Districts of the Western Province. The 10 Districts were selected based on (i) high potential for cashew production, (ii) less frost problem, (iii) high incidence of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition, and (iv) vulnerability to environmental degradation and climate change. The Project has 3 components: (1) Support to Cashew Value Chain with 3 sub-components, (i) irrigation infrastructure for cashew nurseries and clone gardens, (ii) cashew plantation rejuvenation and establishment, and (iii) infrastructure for cashew-processing and marketing; (2) Capacity Building with 3 sub-components, (i) training, (ii) technical support, and (iii) matching fund; and (3) Project Management with 2 sub-components, (i) project coordination, and (ii) monitoring and evaluation. Gender, social and environmental issues have been considered in all project activities. The Project cost is USD 55.42 million with ADB Loan of USD 45.00 million (81.2%), GoZ contribution of USD 8.31 million (15.0%) and beneficiaries contribution of USD 2.11 million (3.8%).
The development objective is to contribute to economic growth and food security. The Project objective is to contribute to the country's poverty reduction and improved household incomes through improved cashew production, processing and marketing. Enhanced household incomes will lead to improved household food security. The Project will (i) increase cashew tree productivity and production, (ii) contribute to improved household income and food security, (iii) increase foreign exchange earnings from cashew products, and (iii) improve rural employment for men, women and youths.
The Project will benefit 60,000 smallholder farmers including 30,000 (50%) women and 7,000 youths, each planting 1 ha (100 cashew trees). The Project will create about 6,000 full time jobs (3,000 women, and 1,000 youths) along cashew value chain from production, processing to marketing.
African Development Bank
Government Of Zambia
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE - WATER DEVELOPMENT
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Name||BANGWE Lewis Mupeta|
|-16.08965 23.76732||Senanga District|
|-15.37439 23.5325||Mongu District|
|-14.22997 23.8294||Lukulu District|
|-14.83997 22.71197||Kalabo District|
|-14.10042 22.6472||Mitete District|