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Country: Zambia
Title: Zambia - Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Programme (E-SLIP) - August 2022
Description: When the East Coast Fever first broke out in the country, the Katete District in the Eastern Province was one of the most affected by this tick transmitted disease, with a large loss of cows.

Today, with the support of the project and RPSF funds, immunisation of the cattle with the Katete strain of the vaccine has continued even during the lockdown, consequence of COVID-19.

Mabvuio was one of the farmers who lost cattle to the fever back in 2006. As soon as the vaccination became available, he had is herd immunised and since then, has not lost any to the East Coast Fever. Ensuring the survival of his cattle, has allowed him to continue to grow his number of cows and keep ploughing the land on which he farms.

Calves are vaccinated at between 2 and 18 months and one vaccine means they are immunised for life. Beneficiaries of the project pay approximately 20 per cent of the vaccination cost, which gradually increases until they can cover the full amount.

The Rural Poor Stimulus Facility (RPSF) funds were used for the project Covid-19 Smart Livestock Production and Productivity Project (RPSF I) under the Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Programme (E-SLIP). The overall goal of the project was to “sustainably build resilience against shocks caused by COVID-19 in livestock production and productivity systems among targeted poor livestock farming households” with the aim to maintain the E-SLIP progress towards its IFAD11 Impact Targets.

Additional RPSF funds were used to scale-up the work and increase the outreach and add complementary activities to the original RPSF work that allowed the sustainability of E-SLIP and RPSF results.
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