Component Two

This component is supporting activities aimed at strengthening the core capacity of Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) as the RCoL. This component comprises the core national capacity building activities of both human resources and physical infrastructure within the RCoL framework. In this regard, APPSA is (i) upgrading of research infrastructure including rehabilitation and construction of physical infrastructure; procurement of farm, laboratory and office equipment; and information technology and knowledge management systems; (ii) improving administration and performance management systems; (iii) developing human capital including by providing scientific training at the post graduate level; by upgrading skills through short courses or targeted training, and scientific exchanges; and (iv) strengthening seed production capacity, seed regulatory functions, and related services. Investments in Zambia are focusing on ZARI, with the Kabwe Research Station designated as the main location for the food legumes RCoL.

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