Livingstone Programs

Livingstone - Programs

  • Rural Livelihood Diversified: Appropriate Germplasm Project (2006)
  • Rural livelihood Diversified: Agriculture Research and Technology Transfer (2006)
  • Rural Livelihood Diversified: Horticulture network (2006 – 2008)
  • Rural Livelihood Diversified: High Value Horticultural Crops, Spices and Tea in
    Southern Africa (2009 – 2010)
  • Livingstone CRSP Project Sustainable Development of Horticultural Crops in Zambia for Food Security, Income Generation and in Support of the Tourism Industry (2010-2011)


Date: 2006 – to date
Location: Livingstone, Zambia.
Purpose and outcomes:

  • Project’s goal was to increase food security and generate incomes for rural farmers through improving production of quality vegetables and improving market access.
  • Farmers benefiting from the ASNAPP vegetable production project in the Livingstone area of Zambia have made their first one million-dollar income since the project started in 2006. The project which involves several vulnerable community members, including those receiving palliative care, widows and orphans is associated with the Sun International Hotel as the major commercial buyer of farmers’ produce. There are at least 23 community groups comprising 226 men and 218 women who collectively support 2 402 dependants.
  • With initial funding support from the USAID-Southern African Mission, the project has shown remarkable impact at the Maramba, Mapenzi, Linda and Kabuyu communities.

    2005-2006
  • 6,340 kg
  • $6,682
  • 25 farmers
  • 28% female
  • Earning $0.73 p/day
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    2006-2007
  • 61.220 kg
  • $49,358
  • 63 farmers
  • 29% female
  • Earning $2.15 p/day
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    2007-2008
  • 419,005 kg
  • $ 509,387
  • 250 farmers
  • 30% female
  • Earning $5,58 p/day
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    2008-2009
  • 811,745 kg
  • $958,999
  • 375 farmers
  • 30% female
  • Earning $7.01 p/day
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    2009-2010
  • 759,267 kg
  • $1,008,043
  • 480 farmers
  • 35% female
  • Earning $5.75 p/day