Feasability of a fresh meat producing compartment
The key output of this PPG will be a feasibility study. This study will evaluate the feasibility and expected economic viability (costs and expected benefits) of creating a fresh meat producing scheme in an FMD area where cattle are protected from infection by regular routine vaccination. It will also consider options to mainstream smallholder farmers in these areas into the beef value chain so that they can benefit from market access, which is expected to increase incomes and reduce poverty. The study will analyse and quantify the potential magnitude of the economic benefits associated with a fresh meat producing scheme in an FMD vaccination area. It will help to inform and identify areas for possible future investment to support the development of such a scheme in Zimbabwe.