Wool and Mohair Promotion Project (WAMPP)

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Wool and Mohair Promotion Project

The Wool and Mohair Promotion Project (WAMPP) is designed to boost resilience to the adverse of effects of climate change and economic shocks among poor rural people across the country.

The project has three components:

  • Climate-smart rangeland management
  • Improved production and management of livestock
  • Improved handling and marketing strategies for wool and mohair fibres.

WAMPP is active in all 10 of Lesotho's administrative districts, with a focus on the rangelands that cover more than two thirds of the country's surface. Activities will target smallholder farmers and other poor rural dwellers, giving special attention to poor rural women and young people in the project area.

Status: Closed
Approval Date
19 September 2014
2014 - 2023
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 39.7 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 18.61 million
Co-financiers (International)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 12 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 3.98 million
Private sector local US$ 1.54 million
Financing Gap
US$ 2.83 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant/Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Robson Mutandi

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Spinning yarns – Investing in wool and mohair in Lesotho

November 2019 - STORY
Wool and mohair form the bedrock of Lesotho’s rural economy. Producers range from smallholder farmers with small flocks, to breeders of large flocks of superior gene-quality animals. With over 1.2 million sheep and 845,000 goats there is a lot of potential to develop the industry.