The Value Chain Alliance for Livestock Upgrading and Empowerment (VALUE) is focusing on transforming and promoting the goat and pork value chains in Zimbabwe. VALUE will be implemented in 20 districts (12 for the goat value chain and 8 for pork value chain) from six provinces namely Manicaland, Matabeleland South, Matabeleland North, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland West.
ActionAid Zimbabwe is collaborating with Mercy Corps and COSV together with four livestock private sector players, Braford Enterprises, Shamiso Farms, Michview Enterprises and Zvikomborero Farm in implementing the project. Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement departments namely AGRITEX and Department of Veterinary Services will lead project implementation in respective districts. The project seeks to improve the capacity of smallholder farmers especially women and youths to improve their goat and pig breeds, production and productivity, facilitate access to viable markets and organizational efficiencies.
VALUE seeks to scale up and upgrade the value chains to supply safe, quality-assured livestock and meat products along the six targeted transport/production corridors feeding into in Zimbabwe’s two major meat markets of Harare and Bulawayo.