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AfDB's project to contribute to food security and economic growth in Zambia

The project's objective is to contribute to poverty reduction, improved household incomes, food security and nutrition through enhanced small ruminants production, processing, and marketing.


AfDB Last Updated at 30 Jul 2018, 09:07 IST Zambia
AfDB's project to contribute to food security and economic growth in Zambia
  • The project will also contribute to increased foreign exchange earnings from export of goats and sheep. (Image Credit: Flickr)

The objective of Zambia Livestock Value Chain Project by AfDB is to contribute to economic growth, improvement of livelihoods and to contribute to poverty reduction, improved household incomes, food security and nutrition through enhanced small ruminants production, processing, and marketing.

The project aims to transform small ruminants farming into sustainable commercialized and profitable venture that contributes to income generation, employment creation, and poverty reduction.

The project will also contribute to increased foreign exchange earnings from the export of goats and sheep including their products and by-products.

The project consists of 3 components:

(a) Small Ruminants Value Chain Improvement, with 2 subcomponents (1.1 - Infrastructure for Small Ruminants Breeding and Input Supply and 1.2 - Infrastructure for Small Ruminants Production, Processing, and Marketing)

(b) Development of Livestock Production (Enhanced LISP) with 2 sub-components (2.1 - Livestock Production and Animal Health, and 2.2 - Livestock Infrastructure)

(c) Capacity Building and Project Management


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