PRC: Technical Assistance on Modern Agriculture Demonstration Area Planning and Financial Support Mobilization

3 August 2012

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the following policy and advisory technical assistance:

Description

Given the regional disparities in the levels of agriculture development across the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Agriculture has proposed the setting up of modern agriculture demonstration areas (MADAs) as models for different districts to develop modern agriculture and improve productivity and rural income. The Technical Assistance will produce five prototypes of MADA strategic development plans, a study on financial support for the construction of MADAs, and a policy note to present important policy recommendations on strategic planning and financial support for agricultural modernization through the MADA approach.

Amount

$450,000 on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-other sources)