The Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Feeder Roads in Eastern Province of Zambia project was identified in February 1993. The deterioration of the road network meant that productive areas of the country were inaccessible during the rainy season, and some roads impassable even in the dry season.
This hampered the introduction of farm inputs and the as well as the timely evacuation of harvested agricultural produce. Eastern Province was identified as an area of concentration for UNCDF assistance, based on development need. The Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Feeder Roads in Eastern Province of Zambia - referred to as the Feeder Roads Project (FRP) – formed part of the UNCDF support to decentralisation, capacity building, and infrastructure development.