Zambia - Emergency Food Production Facility (ZEFPF)

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2022
Signature Date 01 Nov 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 10,700,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Zambia Emergency Food Production Facility (ZEFPF) is a stand-alone emergency project to mitigate the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on agriculture and food security in Zambia. This is an African Development Fund (ADF) Loan of Ten Million and Seven Hundred Thousand Units of Account (UA 10,700,000) within the framework of the African Emergency Food Production Facility (AEFPF). The project will improve availability of certified seeds and fertilizer to 45,000 emergent farmer beneficiaries (50% female) using Innovative ICT platforms through private sector-based distribution channels. It has four components: (i) Deliver Certified Seeds and Fertilizer Farmers; with Post--Harvest Management and Market Development, using innovative ICT platforms; (ii) Provide Financing and Credit Guarantees for Large-scale Supply, Wholesalers, Aggregators and Agro-Dealers of fertilizer; (iii) Developing Agriculture Policy Dialogue and Reform Mechanisms; (iv) Programme Coordination and Management. The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) will be the Executing Agency (EA), over a period of two (2) years.

Project Objectives

The principal objective is to build resilient farming livelihoods and increase food and nutrition security in the face of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The four subobjectives are: (i) To improve availability of certified seeds and fertilizer for a one-hectare plot to 45,000 emergent farmer beneficiaries (50% female) using Innovation and ICT platforms and based on the existing private sector-based distribution channels. (ii) To improve affordability of certified seeds and fertilizer to beneficiary farmers (women and youths) through smart subsidies (50%) delivered through an electronic platform that enhances transparency, accountability and sustainability. (iii) To improve efficiency and productivity through strengthening of extension systems for promoting TAAT based good agricultural practices and climate smart agriculture; (iv) To support Government’s commitment and implementation of agriculture and trade policy reforms that create enabling environment to support market-led input distribution and import and export markets.


45,000 beneficiaries of whom 50% shall be women shall be targeted under Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) Tier 2, located in all the sixteen (16) pilot districts in Lusaka and Central Provinces.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministry of Agriculture - Water Development
Government Of Zambia


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-AA0-043
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Lewis Mupeta BANGWE

Geographic Location

Country Zambia
Coordinates Location Name
-15.4067 28.2871 Lusaka