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LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


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BIOGRAP H

Name; Lydia Muvindi Sambo Sex ; Female

Age ; 42 yrs Designation ; Senior 3/20/12 Livestock

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Focused group Discussions

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Female Members of Chimtende Livestock Club In Chipopela (Registered)

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PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED
During my execution of work as an extension worker in the civil service I came across the following issues: Cases of spouse bartering Children dropping out of school due to lack of school fees. Girls being married off at a tender age. Wives being abandoned by their husbands Low 3/20/12 female participation in livestock

IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT (WHY)?

Eradication of hunger and Extreme Poverty is one item on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which is being addressed by the Ministry of Agriculture. Creating Sustainable livelihoods through livestock business was one strategy of mainstreaming gender in the Department of Veterinary and Livestock Development (DVLD) 3/20/12

WHY? cont.

To achieve the above goal and objective there was need to address the identified problems. Three (3) facilitation tools were used to do problem identification, analysis and possible solutions discussed; Problem tree analysis - find root cause of problem

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WHY? cont.

The common root cause of all the problems identified (in this case the tap root) was lack of money or lack of an agreed House Hold (HH) plan on money.

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Approaching all our extension activities from the business point of view, using the slogan livestock farming is a business. Introduced livestock business demonstration which was started by my HH (Muchatenda Farms) took the idea to the camps and down to the farmers. The projects need to take the HH

HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM?

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PROJECT TIME FRAME

This is expected to take 10 years split as follows;

- 3 years - problem identification, analysis and finding possible solutions. - 5 years - establishing businesses and legalising them (including Demos). - 2 years will be for passing on the gift.

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Each business established is

Who is the key target? Who is involved? What partnerships have been developed? Are women and men equally involved? Are their concerns equally taken into consideration?

The key target is the HH. This way the men, women and the youth are involved. The investment is understood and the benefits enjoyed by all HH members.

NGO - World Vision Zambia (WVZ) is currently working with the DVLD and targeting the Venerable but viable (HH). 3/20/12

Resourcefulness; what financial, human and other resources were mobilised? How are these being efficiently utilised

Problem identification and analysis done during the routine extension programmes . Government (GRZ) funds were used for the transport and meetings. The human resource is from the DVLD Establishment of the individual Business Enterprises was HH used funds from savings. The human 3/20/12 resource is the HH members.

RESOURCEFULNESS CONT.

Efficiency in resource utilisation This did not require special funding from the routine work. The biggest input is paying attention to root cause of a problem then coming up with a practical and sustainable solution. The HH approach of the Economic projects will enhance efficient utilisation and monitoring of 3/20/12 resources.

Creativity: How are arts, culture, popular culture, media and social media being used to mobilise and popularize the issue

The extension programmes are aired on the local radio station WVZ has paid for the initial 8 slots and GRZ will fund 40 slots. Muchatenda Farms (the initial business Demo) has grown from rearing 60 to 800 chickens and to survive on the market does the following;

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- Gives bonus on accumulated

Monitoring and Evaluation:

The HH livestock businesses (currently all in broiler) are monitored during routine extension programmes by the local DVLD staff. The Director of Muchatenda Farms who is an employ of DVLD also takes special interest in monitoring the growth of the business. The DVLD field staff with such Demos are constantly capacity built in

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Results:

2 DVLD field Staff established broiler Businesses at their residence, i.e. Chipopela camp north and Kamphambe (A.I) camp East of the District. 1 DVLD field staff has Established a cattle enterprise at the GRZ camp station in Mtandaza South of the 3/20/12

MR. IWELL BANDA CHIPOPELA


CURRENT BEFORE

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Results

Kamphambe Chipopela Camp Camp

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Impact:

The Standards of life for the five families have improved. The involved families are able to take their children to school. This has provided the girl child an opportunity to Education as she has always been the one to wait when money was not enough.

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This is very sustainable as:

Sustainability and Replication:

- The families own the businesses. - The families did not get handout to start the businesses. - The project does not use special funding so trainings will continue for the community - The idea is being transferred to all DVLD staff in the District.
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Lessons Learned:

The following lessons have been learnt;

- A Demo is an efficient tool of Extension - HH approach is the best way to develop the communities. - Gender based violence can be reduced with increased communication.
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- Farmer have a tendency of taking

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