ZAMBIA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH & EXTENSION PROJECT

ZAMBIA

 

The Main Client

The Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Financing Institutions

IDA, AfDB, NORAD, GOZ

Total Project Cost

US $40,000,000 (forty million)

Project Period

1987 - 1997

Concise Description and Nature of Services Provided

Revitalisation of National research and extension services including:- preparation of national masterplans; improving donor co-ordination; research prioritisation; reorganising research network and RE management systems; supervision of major civil works programme; revision of DOA accounting procedures; manpower planning and training; procurement and monitoring and evaluation.

Contracted to provide overall management and co-ordination comprising:- Project Manager, Finance Controller, Research Management Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, and relevant short-term consultants.

Achievements

The establishment of a revitalised research network with much closer co-ordination with extension.

A reorganised extension service operating the training and visit system.

Contract Value of Services Supplied

UK 2.8 million (two million)

Contract Period

July 1991 - March 1996

Contracted Company

MASDAR