|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 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.
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.
The project beneficiary are the Government of the Republic of Zambia and Farmers of the Copperbelt Province.
Middle Income Countries Fund
Government Of Zambia
Ministry of Agriculture
|Last Update||16 Jan 2020|