Livestock Production and Processing

cattle farming in Swaziland,south Africa

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Livestock Production and Processing
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Establish and operate livestock production and processing plants, including dairy, meat, poultry and hog farming, sourced from smallholder farmers, to meet domestic demand and export to international markets.

Expected Impact

Increase competitiveness and sustainability of the livestock sector for greater economic activities especially in rural areas.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
5% - 10% (in GPM)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
< USD 50 million
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Zero Hunger (SDG 2) No Poverty (SDG 1)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Gender Equality (SDG 5) Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Sector Sources
  • 1) Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2019. The Kingdom of Eswatini Voluntary National Review. 2) Finmark Trust. 2020. Financial Inclusion Refresh. 3) Government of Eswatini. 2020. Post COVID-19 Kingdom of Eswatini Economic Recovery Plan. 4) Ministry of Agriculture. 2015-2025 Swaziland National Agricultural Investment Plan (SNAIP). 5) Ministry Of Agriculture. 2018- 2023. Ministry Of Agriculture Strategic Plan. 6) World Food Programme (WFP). 2020-2024. Eswatini country strategic plan. 7) Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2020. The Eswatini Zero Hunger Strategic Review. 8) Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2017. The Strategy for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth (SSDIG) 9) EUROPEAID. 2016. Final Detailed Report: Strategic Environmental Assessment Of The 11th EDF Programme’s Focal Sector Agriculture In Swaziland 10) Inter Press Services Nes Agency. Climate-Smart Agriculture means More Time for Eswatini Women Farmers. 11) World Food Programme. Eswatini country strategic plan (2020–2024). 2020 12) Government of Eswatini. May 2019. The Kingdom of Eswatini Strategic Road Map: 2019-2022.
IOA Sources
  • 13) Old Mutual. Eswatini Boasts World Class Agricultural Facilities. 14) International Fund for Agricultural Development. December 2018. Innovative Beef Value-Chain Development Schemes in Southern Africa. 15) Eswatini Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise. The Eswatini Livestock Value Chain Development Programme (ELVCDP). 16) Africa2Trust. Swaziland Meet Industries Limited. 17) Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. 2020. Overview of the livestock sector in Eswatini (trends, systems, development and socio-economy). 18) European Commission. March, 2019. Value Chain Analysis for Development No.13 Beef Value Chain Analysis in Eswatini. 19) Participatory Consortium. June 2016. Strategic Environmental Assessment of the 11th EDF Programme's Focal Sector Agriculture in Swaziland Prepared for Delegation of the EU to Swaziland 20) Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. 2021. Livestock (Beef & Goats) Value Chains Sector Development Plan Agreement Situational Analysis 21) Government of Eswatini 2019.The Kingdom of Eswatini Strategic Road Map: 2019-2022. 22) Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. August, 2021. Program Contract 2021-2027 Between the Government Of The Kingdom Of Eswatini And The Beef And Goats’ Profession Represented By Eswatini Meat Marketing Association (Emma) Relating To The Development Of The Beef And Goats Value Chains 23) African Development Bank. March, 2020. Mkondvo-Ngwavuma Water Augmentation Program (MNWAP) Study. 24) Germany Trade & Invest. December, 2019. Summary Annual Action Programme 2019 in favor of the Kingdom of Eswatini to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). 25) Sicelo Ignatius Dlamini and Wen-Chi Huang. April, 2020. Towards Intensive Co-operated Agribusiness: A Gender-Based Comparative Borich Needs Assessment Model Analysis of Beef Cattle Farmers in Eswatini. file:///C:/Users/yasemin.bitlis/Downloads/agriculture-10-00096.pdf 26) Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. Decent Rural Employment - Livestock. 27) Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2019. The Kingdom of Eswatini Voluntary National Review. 28) Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. 2019. National Development Plan (NDP) 2019/20-2021/22. 29) United Nations Global SDG Database, 2021. SDG Indicators. 30) SI Dlamini. 2020. Towards Intensive Co-operated Agribusiness. 31) FinMark Trust. 2021. Agricultural Finance Scoping. 32) Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA). Domestic Trade Tax Incentives in Eswatini. 33) Ministry of Finance. February 2022. Budget Speech 2022. 34) National Agricultural Marketing Board. 2021. Imports of Scheduled Agricultural Products 35) UNDP Stakeholder Consultation Interview, February, 2022. 36) Subić, Jonel & Nastić, Lana & Nikolić, Svetlana Roljević. 2020. Economic Effects of Investment in Dairy Farming. 37) COMFWB. Business Incubator for African Women Entrepreneurs Project.,support%20services%20from%20business%20incubators