Zambia - MIC TAF Luswishi farm block


Project Summary

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
Commitment U.A 720,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed project is part of the Farm Blocks Development Plan produced by the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GoZ), which includes 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, which has a gross area of 100,000 ha and is largely forested with idle virgin land. This Feasibility Study of the Luswishi Farm Block Development Project 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). The main procurement under this support shall be consultancy services for the conduct of a feasibility and detailed design study.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction, improved household incomes through provision of back-bone infrastructure that enhances commercialisation of agricultural lands. The principle objective of the study is therefore 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 Luswishi Farm Block Development Project.

Beneficiaries

The project beneficiary are the Government of the Republic of Zambia and Farmers of the Copperbelt Province.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Extending
Government Of Zambia
Implementing
Ministry of Agriculture

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-AA0-025
Last Update 16 Jan 2020

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Contact Details

Name MWESIGE Duncan
Email d.mwesige@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zambia