LIPS-Zim is a 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. It promotes increased adoption of climate relevant innovations in livestock-based production systems and improved surveillance and control of livestock diseases.

LIPS-Zim will conduct research on the technologies and models that can help to increase the adoption of business and climate smart feeding practices, adaptive breeds and animal management practices (stocking rates) that impact on livestock production while taking into account indigenous knowledge. It will combine this with research on the epidemiology of diseases and the most efficient ways of controlling them.

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