|Approval Date||16 Oct 2019|
|Signature Date||21 Dec 2020|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31163|
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Government Of Zambia
Ministry of Fisheries and Liivestock
|Last Update||02 Dec 2021|
|Name||SILUNGWE Yappy Gregory|