Grant Results Sheet - Innovative beef valuechain development schemes in Southern Africa
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Grant Results Sheet: Innovative beef valuechain development schemes in Southern Africa
The IFAD-funded SWAZI BEEF project set out to increase the quality of livestock and meat products and to diversify farmers’ incomes in the sugar-cane-producing areas of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) through targeted support to farmers and other value chain actors (livestock producers, butchers/meat processors, financial institutions and input providers).
Using a value chain approach, the project focused on: access to finance; knowledge levels of smallholder farmers on beef production; low participation in the beef value chain by women and youth; and linkage to high-value markets.