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  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
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AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
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  • Coastal & Marine Resources Management
  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
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  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
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Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development

Support to the beef and leather value chain technical assistance project

Country: Zimbabwe

Sector(s): Agriculture and rural development

Date: 05/2017 - 11/2018

Client / Beneficiary: Government of Zimbabwe Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Financing Agency: AfDB

Project Value: 1,155,000 €

Description of the project and Services provided:

The overall objective of the assignment is to catalyze economic growth in Zimbabwe. It will contribute to addressing the country’s fragility and building its resilience through supporting the growth of the beef and leather sub-sector value chain, with emphasis to value addition, resulting in the creation of employment, income growth, poverty reduction and achieving inclusive growth.

The specific objective of the assignment is to increase the overall competitiveness of the beef and leather value chain in pilot areas primarily through building stakeholders’ production capacities and enabling them access local and export markets.

the results issued are:

  1. Inception report to be submitted one month after commencement outlining among others:
  •    Preliminary work conducted.
  •    Implementation framework and methodology/'s adopted.
  •    Monitoring tools adopted
  •    Detailed work plan and timelines
  •    Technical support team and roles to be played by each team menillel
  •    Communication plan
  •    Donor and AfDB visibility plan
  1. Monthly reports outlining among others activities conducted, issues/problems encountered and solutions therein and plan of activities scheduled for following month. Specific reporting requirements under each component include:
  •    Stakeholder platform and networking: Technical papers to support the stakeholder platform; quarterly platform session minutes; activity completion report.
  •    Business environment streamlining and reform: Proposal for policy and regulation reforms in the beef and leather sectors; Advocacy training reports for sub-sector specific associations; activity completion report.
  •    Stakeholder capacity building: Training modules developed/adopted; Training reports for Training of Trainers; Training reports for downstream stakeholders; Training reports for upstream stakeholders; activity completion report.
  •    Market access: Training modules developed/adopted; Training of Trainers reports; Training reports for SMEs; SME access to market audits; SME action plans developed; SME coaching reports; a report on market entry facilitation conducted for each SME; activity completion report.
  •    Access to Finance: Training modules developed/adopted; Training reports for Training of Trainers/financial counselors; developed business plans; activity completion report.
  •    Livestock information and traceability system: Designed livestock information and traceability system; activity completion report.
  •    Critical Infrastructure Development — Project Proposal Preparation; Approved critical infrastructure development proposal.
  1. Minutes of steering committee quarterly meetings and/or any special meeting conducted.
  2. Grant beneficiary quarterly reports (BQRs) to AfDB
  3. Project completion report — providing overview of project implementation and results, profile of SMEs that have been trained, accessed new markets and/or accessed finance and proposal for scaling up of the project.

The services provided are:

  • Training
  • Seminars and conferences organisation
  • Design and implementation of awareness campaings
  • Institutional capacity building/strengthening

Subsectors of activities:

  • Banking Sector/Credit/Investment
  • Business Development
  • Development Economics
  • Strengthen/ Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
  • Building and developing local capacity
  • Livestock Farming: From Production to Marketing