Zimbabwe - Support to the beef and leather value chain technical assistance project

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Jun 2015
Signature Date 21 Jan 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 32161
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 1,413,962.43
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Zimbabwe’s Support to Beef and Leather Value Chain Technical Assistance Project is critical to attaining the goals of the ZimAsset and the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2016 - 2018). It will in particular address the country’s efforts in enhancing the agriculture productivity, growth and rural food security and promoting private sector development hence contributing to macroeconomic stability and poverty reduction. The project includes the seven following components: (i) Stakeholder Platform; component; (ii) Business Environment streamlining and reform; (iii) Capacity Building of Key Stakeholders; (iv) Market Access; (v) Access to Finance; (vi) Design of a Livestock Information and Traceability System; and (vii) Project Proposal Preparation for Critical Infrastructure Development.

Project Objectives

The overall goal of this technical assistance project is to catalyze economic growth in Zimbabwe and contribute to addressing the country’s fragility and building of its resilience through supporting the growth of the beef and leather sub-sector value chain, with emphasis on value addition, resulting in the creation of employment, income growth, poverty reduction and achieving inclusive growth. The specific objectives of the project is to increase the overall competitiveness of the beef and leather value chain in pilot areas primarily through building stakeholder’s production capacities and enabling them to access local and export markets.


The project’s beneficiaries includes the Government of Zimbabwe, farmers, agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

Participating Organization

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Fragile States Facility
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Commerce


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-AAG-001
Last Update 14 Jun 2021


Contact Details

Name SILUNGWE Yappy Gregory
Email y.silungwe@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe