Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise

Innovative Beef Value Chain Development Schemes in Southern Africa Project - Swaziland

The Innovative Beef Value Chain Development Schemes in Southern Africa Project (IBVCDSSAP)’s overall goal is to improve and sustain the livelihoods of smallholder beef cattle farmers in the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP) area as well as in the Komati Downstream Development Project (KDDP) area through improved and sustainable production and marketing systems. The project is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to the tune of 1, 000, 000 USD.

The project is implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). The implementation of the project started in April 2013 and will run for a period of three (3) years.

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PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Underpinning the overall project goal are three main objectives and these are:-

PROJECT COMPONENTS

The project objectives will be achieved through three components which are:-
  1. Capacity and institutional building that links up the value chain actors, equipping them to objectively measure the beef cattle quality attributes as well as linking them to routes to markets.
  2. Development and implementation of an effective and suitable financial product for disbursing and administering loans that will be given to value chain actors.
  3. Conducting a pilot run of at least three cycles of finishing beef cattle in feedlots, feeding fodder based rations.
  4. Up scaling of the findings through focused communication and knowledge management.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

Beneficiaries of the project includes:-

HEAD OFFICE

Mbabane
3rd Floor,
MVA Building,
Mbilibhi Street

P.O. Box 5836,
Mbabane
H100

Tel: (00268) 2404 7950 / 1
Fax
: (00268) 2404 7954

Email: swade@swade.co.sz

KDDP

Tshaneni
Old Standard Bank
Premises
Lutala Road

P.O. Box 13,
Tshaneni
L303

Tel: (00268) 2323 2268 / 9
Fax: (00268) 2323 2275

Email: tshaneni@swade.co.sz

LUSIP

Siphofaneni
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P.O. Box 198,
Siphofaneni
M214

Tel: (00268) 2344 1671 / 2 / 3
Fax: (00268) 2344 1665

Email: lusip@swade.co.sz

LUSIP II EXTENSION

Big Bend
Homeboys Building
Next to LISMORE Lodge

 

P.O. Box 198,
Siphofaneni
M214

Tel: (00268) 2363 6647 / 8 / 9
Fax: (00268) 2363 6641

Email: lusipphase2@swade.co.sz

SMLP

Siphofaneni
Lubovane Dam
Site

 

P.O. Box 198,
Siphofaneni
M214

Tel: (00268) 2344 1906
Fax: (00268) 2344 1953

Email: smlp@swade.co.sz

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