LIPS-Zim is a four-year (Jan 2020 –Dec 2023) project, funded by the European Union, that aims to increase agricultural productivity in Zimbabwe’s semi-arid agro-ecological regions IV and V by promoting increased adoption of climate relevant innovations in livestock-based production systems and improved surveillance and control of livestock diseases.

LIPS-Zim is researching on technologies and models that can help to increase the adoption of business-oriented and climate-smart livestock feeding practices, adaptive breeds, animal management practices (stocking rates) that impact on livestock production. It is also researching on the epidemiology of diseases and efficient control mechanisms.

The project works in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland South (Beitbridge and Gwanda districts), Matabeleland North (Binga, Hwange and Nkayi districts), Midlands (Gokwe North district), Masvingo (Chiredzi district), Manicaland (Buhera district) and Mashonaland East (Mutoko district) provinces.