The objective of the project was to improve the availability and quality of livestock products and to improve the efficiency and incomes of producers, and in particular to overcome constraints on the availability and quality of animal feeds as a major factor-limiting livestock production. LM provided a team of consultants to: carry out a study of the animal feeds sector and propose a master plan providing a blueprint for future development and identification of major problems and bottlenecks; provide a set of recommended standard specifications for manufacture of feeds; provide improved feed analysis laboratory facilities and feed formulation systems and improvement of feed quality at minimal cost. The consultant also provided assistance and training in the operation of an animal feed mill in an industry evolving from a production oriented base to a market led industry, and from the state to private sector.
Taking into consideration MAFE's strategy of restructuring and development for the agricultural and rural sectors, the review covered a clarification of the respective responsibilities of existing units:
The Know How Fund and the International Finance Organisation have initiated project activity on land privatisation and farm restructuring in Rostov Oblast. LM provided an agricultural consultant to help build up confidence of the administration and support the farm members in their reorganisation decisions, to back up the strategic advice from the main project agricultural consultants based in Moscow. The adviser was resident in Rostov and submitted comprehensive monthly reports to KHF and IFC
Landell Mills Ltd were requested to participate in a World Bank appraisal mission to Bucharest to advise on measures to support investment in the private framing sector. Specific duties involved advising on the possibility of establishing a market information system which would, amongst other functions, inform farmers of daily prices of agricultural products. Proposals were elaborated for staff recruitment and a financial proposal was prepared compatible with EC-PHARE procedures.
A team of 30 specialists fielded over 2 years to promote local cereal production and trade. The key elements were:
In the framework of the FSP, the European Commission acting on behalf of the European Community decided in 2002 to allocate a EUR 20 million grant in favour of the Kyrgyz Republic for budgetary support on the period 2004-2005 [FOOD/2002/002-368].
An important general condition for the mobilisation of this support is the satisfactory implementation of the macro-economic programme agreed with the IMF and World Bank.
The project is formed by two missions to Kyrgyzstan. It reviews the mid-term period of the second cycle of the 2002 Food Security Programme in favour of the Kyrgyz Republic after the release of the first three instalments.
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