The Livestock Development Trust (LDT) was set up in October 2002 when the Trust Deed creating the Trust was executed between the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the Board of Trustees. As a private and public sector partnership, LDT has been mandated to promote environmentally friendly livestock development initiatives for the livestock farmers in a gender-sensitive and participatory manner
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MACO), on behalf of the GRZ, transferred the ownership of selected GRZ properties to the LDT. The LDT holds the said properties in trust on behalf of the MACO and the livestock sector as a whole, under the conditions set out in the Trust Deed.
The Livestock Development Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is the highest policy making body of the LDT. It has nine (9) members, a third being women. The Trust Board delegates the day to day managing of the organization to the Trust Director, who is the Head of the Management Team.
Board of Trustees
The current Board comprises of:
Two members representing the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development
One member representing the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU)
One member representing the financial sector
One member representing the School of Agriculture at the University of Zambia (female)
One member representing the Veterinary Association of Zambia (VAZ)
One member representing the Private Sector (processor or supplier in the livestock industry)
One member of reputable standing in the Society (female)
One small scale producer