Cost-Benefit Analysis for Establishing a Foot and Mouth Disease Free Zone or Compartment in Tanzania
This PPG requests support to estimate the costs and benefits of establishing an Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)-free zone in Tanzania. This analysis will be based on consultations with relevant stakeholders (government, private sector, development partners, donors, etc.) and include a systematic examination of the following:
(i) Target livestock products and markets (both regional and other) international markets to determine demand and trade benefits of the establishment of an FMD-zone;
(ii) Environmental impact of this FMD-free zone from a conservation and tourism point of view (e.g. game-proof fencing);
(iii) Livestock population, productivity level, potential access to markets, access to slaughterhouses and processing plants of the proposed zone;
(iv) Human resource needs and infrastructural requirements related to upfront and ongoing costs for the establishment and maintenance of the FMD-free zone;
(v) Review experiences from other African countries such as Uganda, Botswana and Namibia regarding the establishment and maintenance of FMD-free zones; and
(vi) Whether alternative investments in relation to FMD management may be worth focusing on.