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Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Program

This program is increasing incomes and food security for 3,000 beef and 2,000 dairy smallholder producers; improving hygiene and nutrition; and building the capacity of local organizations. Highlights:

  • To date, 3,593 rural households have benefited from program interventions. Beef households constituted 77 percent of the total number of beneficiaries while dairy households made up 23 percent.
  • With increased accessed to banks, beef and dairy farmers are entering into productive and sustainable investments.The program has assisted farmers in preparing for artificial insemination, including identifying suitable cows or heifers, proper feeding, and constructing sound cattle handling facilities.
  • Each beneficiary household will own at least 15-20 beef cattle by the close of the program, and the program will link farmers to local milk processors to facilitate formal sales.
  • Project Duration: 2015-2020
  • Value Chains: Livestock; beef; dairy; animal production
  • Regions: Matabeleland North (Umzingwane district); Matabeleland North (Hwange, Lupane and Nkayi districts); Midlands (Shurugwi, Gweru, Gokwe South, Kwekwe and Chirumanzu districts); Manicaland (Chipinge district)

USAID-CIAFS leveraged successful innovations and best practices to address food security needs, identify constraints to growth, and build the capacity of key stakeholders in Ethiopia's agriculture sector. The project worked with key agents of change to raise awareness of international best practices and promote knowledge of policy alternatives to empower public and private stakeholders to push for positive policy changes. The project also provided other Feed the Future projects in Ethiopia with coordination, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation support.
USAID-ATEP increased productivity, sales, incomes, and employment in horticulture; coffee; hides, skins and leather; and oilseeds and pulses. The program addressed cross-cutting issues in health, particularly HIV/AIDS and malaria awareness and prevention; policy and organizational development; gender mainstreaming; and environmental management. ATEP reached more than 180,000 smallholders through alliances with public and private partners and a strong focus on improved agricultural practices. The program leveraged more than $14.7 million in new investment.

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