Agricultural Development Support Project (ADSP)
Support to Farmers and Agribusiness Enterprises (SFAE
Component 2: Institutional Development
The Institutional Development Component aims to improve the capacity of the public sector to provide core public services required to enhance commercialization of smallholder farmers.
Through this Component, the ADSP provides capacity building support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Department of Policy and Planning, Agribusiness and Marketing, Seed Control and Certification Institute (SCCI) and Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI).
In addition, given the fact that cotton is a major smallholder commercial commodity in Zambia that is organised through contract farming arrangements, involving over 200,000 smallholders, the ADSP provides support to the industry-specific public-private sector partnership institution, the Cotton Development Trust (CDT). Support is also provided to the MAL Financial Management and Procurement and Supplies Units to strengthen their capacity to handle the incremental workload associated with the implementation of the ADSP.