“This is an exciting project for RSDA,” said ’Mè ’Mampho Thulo, RSDA Managing Director. “There are four areas we are consent rating on: seed multiplication,  smallholder dairy, local poultry and we’re also looking at several special research areas. “This is the second phase of this project. Sida also funded the first three-year phase and in this second phase we will build on the infrastructure already in place to really kick start these initiatives for  those small-holder farmers infected or affected by HIV and AIDS.” Technical backstopping for the project will be provided by the Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust (GART), a public private partnership between the Zambian Government and the Zambian National Farmers Union.