PARM Process in Zambia was officially initiated in June 2016, and it is currently at the risk assessment phase with the recently finalised World Bank-led RAS report. PARM also collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture to organise a capacity development CD1 workshop in June 2018.
Parm Phases Status
May 2016 - PARM set up in Zambia
In May 2016, a correspondence was initiated between the Government of Zambia and the IFAD President. This was followed by a clearance from the Steering committee for PARM to joined the IFAD design mission on E-SAPP in Zambia. The mission was to ensure that holistic approach to ARM is mainstreamed into the E-SAPP project design. It also an exploratory way to prepare for Zambia’s potential participation in the PARM programme.
June 2016 - Zambia Officially a PARM Country
By the end of June 2016, Zambia was officially a new PARM country, following approval from the Steering Committee. With this progress, a setup mission was organized in the first week of March 2017.
November 2017 - Risk Assessment Study (RAS) from the World Bank
In November 2017, a team of experts from the World Bank finalised a RAS for Zambia. The full report was published in April 2018 – a copy is available on the PARM library. PARM Process is, therefore, progressing into the ARM capacity building, tools identification and feasibility study phases.
June 2018 - Capacity Development Seminar
PARM organised a capacity development (CD1) training on the E-SAPP program in Zambia on the 28th of June 2018 in Lusaka, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). The workshop welcomed many partners from local and international development agencies, farmers groups and the private sector actors. It played a key role in presenting findings from the World Bank-led RAS for Zambia. It also increased local knowledge on the holistic approach to ARM and an overview to ARM tools.