Dairy Cattle Development Support Project Phase II - PADEBL II
- Reference: P-RW-AAE-004
- Approval date: 29/06/2011
- Start date: 16/12/2011
- Appraisal Date: 11/02/2011
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DES RESSO URCES ANIMALES
- Location: NATIONAL PROJECT
The proposed programme will comprise 2 components namely: (A) Livestock Infrastructure Support: with 2 sub-components:
(i) Community Livestock Infrastructure Support and
(ii) Public Livestock Infrastructure Support; and (B) Food Security Enhancement and Capacity Building: with 3 sub-components:
(i) Support to One Cow per Poor Family;
(ii)Support to Productivity Enhancement Technologies and
(iii) Capacity Building.
A.Livestock Infrastructure Support Component
This component has two sub-components Sub-component 1: Community Livestock Infrastructure Support (UA28.57 million):: Under this sub-component Livestock Watering System (LWS) will be developed in 72 sites to provide water to the livestock farmers. The design of the livestock water supply system will be financed through a PPF which the Government has requested and which has been presented to the Board in early November 2010. The study will include environmental impact studies and will be completed by June 2011 in time for the start of the implementation of the programme. Seventy (70) Milk Collection Centres (MCC) will be constructed and supplied with cooling tanks, cheese, cream and pasteurization equipment depending on the specific requirement of the MCC. The establishment of the MCCs will be in the form of a PPP with the GoR's role being more that of a catalyst. The MCC will be financed through
(i) contribution from the cooperative (13.3%);
(ii) contribution from the Government through the project (40%); and
(iii) loan from the Development Bank of Rwanda (46.7%). In this regard the cooperatives will benefit from the Line of Credit that the Bank will be giving to the BRD through OPSM. The MCCs will be ceded over to the cooperatives by the government who will manage, operate and maintain the infrastructure and make provisions for replacement of equipment and further investments. Twenty four (24) Livestock Markets will also be constructed and provided with adequate facilities for animal handling loading and unloading as well as drinking water in the market. There are only 2 abattoirs located in Kigali. Slaughtering of animals is done mostly on slaughter slabs. Illegal slaughtering is very common. Under LISP two modern and hygienic slaughter facilities for large and small livestock will be constructed in Kayonzo and Rusivi to reduce illegal slaughtering and improve meat hygiene and food safety standards.
Sub-component 2: Public Livestock Infrastructure Support (UA9.8 million): Under this component rehabilitation of 150 km (total length) of rural feeder roads in order to provide farmers with access to markets. One new veterinary clinic (VC) will be constructed and equipped while one, which is already constructed, will be equipped. The existing Artificial Insemination Centres (AIC) will be rehabilitated and equipped to support artificial insemination services delivery in the country. Five Veterinary Quarantine Stations will either be constructed or rehabilitated to support disease control.
B. Food Security Enhancement and Capacity Building Component
This component has also 2 sub-components.
Sub-component 1: Support to One Cow Per Poor Family (UA8.62 million): Under this subcomponent one in-calf crossbreed heifer will be provided to 15,000 poor families to support food security and income generation. At least 30% will go to women headed households.
Sub-component 2: Support to Productivity Enhancing Technologies (UA 0.512 million): This sub-component will support the genetic improvement through the provision of motor cycles to about 416 artificial Insemination technicians to facilitate insemination service which envisages inseminating about 300,000 cows during the programme period. Support will also be provided for fodder multiplication and distribution as well as campaigns to increase awareness of the value of improved feed in livestock production.
Sub Component 3: Capacity Building (UA 0.618 million): Farmers and other stakeholders in the livestock industry will receive training in various aspects of animal husbandry, animal health, agribusiness, entrepreneurial skills, milk handling and processing techniques, feed formulation, group formation and management techniques. Some study tours will be carried out to expose them to best practices. About 500 veterinary staff will also undergo short courses, seminars, conferences and workshop to improve their capacity.
The objective of the project is to support food and nutrition security through the creation of an environment favourable to income generation and the implementation of nutrition intervention. The specific programme objective is to build the necessary infrastructure and services that will contribute to the development of a sustainable and profitable livestock production and marketing and overall improvement in the dairy industry in Rwanda.
In line with Pillar 5 of Rwanda's Vision 2020 - "Productive high value and market oriented agriculture" and in harmony with the Government of Rwanda's Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy, the CAADP Compact outlines the strategic pillars around which all partners in the Rwandan agricultural sector can base their interventions. These include sustainable land management, improving rural infrastructure, increasing food supply and reducing hunger, and agricultural research and technology dissemination. Out of these, key priorities have been synthesized and costed for interventions. Having achieved this, it is time to take the CAADP process forward towards mobilizing resources for Rwanda's Agricultural Investment Plan in line with the stipulated CAADP growth projections.
The success of the Dairy Cattle Development Support Project (PADEBL) and the high population growth has led to the demand of the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to consolidate the gains made under PADEBL. It is envisaged that LISP will go a step further (beyond production) towards the creation of an enabling environment that will stimulate the development of a modern day dairy industry in Rwanda through value addition and access to markets. Value addition and improved marketing system will provide the necessary pull effect needed to stimulate the private sector to invest in all facets of the dairy sub-sector value chain. Improving dairy production as such is not enough to enhance income generation of rural households. Effective poverty reduction in rural areas requires strengthening linkages of smallholder farmers with value addition infrastructure and markets as well as empowering their organizations, so that they can sell their produce and ensure equity in the distribution of benefits among chain actors. This in turn increases the returns on dairy intensification investments and consequently improves their level of income.
Project benefits include: "Improved infrastructure and milk collection centres which will in turn lead to better marketing of dairy products and enhanced incomes of producers; "Increased food and nutrition security at household level due to consumption of milk as a protein source. "Improved nutrition which will help in reducing malnutrition and diseases among the most vulnerable groups such as pregnant and lactating women, children, the sick including HIV/AIDS patients and the elderly. "Increased employment opportunities for the rural communities particularly among the women and youth involved in dairy production and those who will receive the "one cow per poor family. "Enhanced income which will allow parents to educate their children particularly girls and also purchase the local health insurance for their family. "With economic growth, gender roles will change and women will have more employment opportunities leading towards social and political empowerment. "There will be increase in crop productivity resulting from use of animal manure. "Farmer cooperatives will become more resilient and sustainable and will be able to operate the milk collection centres without additional support from the government.
NYIRIMANA Joseph - OSAN1