|Approval Date||22 Mar 2016|
|Signature Date||06 Jul 2016|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Dec 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Dec 2019|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The GoZ has produced the Farm Blocks Development Plan with 11 Farm Blocks earmarked for development totalling a gross area of 895,000 hectares (ha). The GoZ has already piloted the Farm Block Concept at 2 Farm Blocks namely (i) Nansanga (Central Province) and (ii) Luena (Luapula Province) which are at advanced stages of development. In 2012, the GoZ formally approached the Bank to finance the development of backbone infrastructure at Luswishi Farm Block in Lufwanyama District, Copperbelt Province (Annex 1), which has a gross area of 100,000 ha and is largely forested with idle virgin land.
The principal objective of the present project is to carry out a detailed feasibility and environmental study, with detailed technical and institutional designs, bill of quantities and tender documents that will facilitate the preparation of the proposed Luswishi Farm Block Development Project. Feasibility Study of the Luswishi Farm Block Development Project, that would include agronomic studies, technical assessments including detailed designs and tender documents, Private Sector analysis, commercial/marketing analysis, commodity value chain analysis, institutional and management assessment, financial and economic analysis, land demarcation, cadastral surveys, beaconing, and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).
Middle Income Countries Fund
Government Of Zambia
Ministry of Agriculture
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|