Zambia - Sustainable Livestock Infrastructure Management Project (SLIMP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Oct 2019
Signature Date 21 Dec 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 Jul 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 29 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31163
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 7,500,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Sustainable Livestock Infrastructure Management Project (SLIMP) is in line with Zambia’s National Vision 2030 and Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP: 2017-2021). Based on the strategy of economic diversification, the Government has launched a nationwide programme to scale-up development of the livestock sub-sector and enhance its contribution to the national economy. The livestock sub-sector is an important source of economic growth, job creation, and household incomes, which contribute to poverty reduction. This is a stand-alone investment Project aimed at promoting sustainable livestock value chain development in Zambia. The Project consists of three (3) components namely: (a) Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT)-based Climate Resilient Livestock Production and Productivity; (b) Infrastructure Development, Management and Commercialisation; and (c) Institutional Support and Capacity Building. The Project cost, including physical and price contingencies, is UA 9.02 million. It will be implemented over a period of 3 years.

Project Objectives

The livestock sub-sector’s goal is to transform small-scale livestock farming into sustainable commercialised value chains which contribute to income generation, poverty reduction and employment creation. The project’s objective is to contribute to poverty reduction through enhanced sustainable use of livestock infrastructure for improved livestock production and productivity, commercialisation and institutional capacity building. This will lead to improved household food and nutrition security, and incomes. SLIMP outcomes include (i) enhanced incomes of small-scale livestock farmers including entrepreneurs, and (ii) empowerment of livestock-keeping farmer organisations through improved access to public and private sector services.


The Project is expected to directly benefit 248 registered livestock-keeping groups with more than 100,000 households (HH) with fully-paid-membership status (33,600 female headed HH). In addition, 90,000 livestock keeping HH, within participating Districts, will indirectly benefit from improved livestock infrastructure and services. About 800,000 people, including 400,000 women and 70,000 youths, will indirectly benefit from increase in supply of quality livestock products. The Project will directly create 120 permanent jobs, 18,000 seasonal jobs, and 60,000 indirect seasonal jobs along the livestock value chain. About 20,000 women between 12-49 years, and 12,000 children under 2 years will be reached through nutrition interventions and outputs which will be targeted towards improving access by women of reproductive age (including adolescent girls) and children to nutritionally valuable milk and also meat products. In addition, the community based and mass media Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) activities will benefit many women, men, boys and girls in Zambia.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Zambia
Ministry of Fisheries and Liivestock


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-AAE-003
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Yappy Gregory SILUNGWE

Geographic Location

Country Zambia
Coordinates Location Name
-10.75 32 Chinsali District
-10 33 Isoka District
-10.1667 31.25 Kasama District
-9.195 31.622 Mbala District
-12 31 Mpika District
-9.66667 30.1667 Mporokoso District
-9.93 31.735 Mungwi District
-9.34213 32.745 Nakonde