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Transforming Zimbabwe's Dairy Value Chain the Future - ZADF

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Zimbabwe Associations of Dairy Farmers - ZADF, Zimbabwe Farmers Union - ZFU, Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust - ZDIT

Period of Implementation

January 2019 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Africa: Zimbabwe


$ 2,415,000
€ 2 300 000


Bilateral Aid: EU Delegation Zimbabwe


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development, Wholesale and retail trade

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits

Project Objectives

The Transforming Zimbabwe's Dairy Value chain for the future project is a four-year EU funded program which focuses on doubling the national milk volume from 75 million litres per year as at December 2018 to 150 million liters per year by the end of 2023. The program focuses on reaching 4 000 (2 000 women and 2 000 men) new dairy farming households nationally - 530 smallholder milk producers - 192 medium and large-scale dairy farmers - 14 000 employees of dairy enterprises within the value chain. The targeted groups are: 6 large scale processors, 28 small scale processors, 35 existing milk collection centres (MCCs), 20 new milk collection centres, 4 000 new producers, ZADF, ZFU, ZDIT - service organizations (extension, finance, inputs suppliers and Veterinary drug suppliers).

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 89

Individuals: 14000

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Employment, Entrepreneurship, Food Security