Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 15 Aug 2007
PDS Updated as of 25 Oct 2011

Project Name Agriculture Area Development
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project/Program Number 30320-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Chui Oblast (region)
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector and/or Subsector Classification Agriculture and natural resources
/ Agricultural Production and Markets
Thematic Classification
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3347Technical Assistance Special Fund800
Loan1726Asian Development Fund36,000
TOTAL US$ 36,800

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The long-term development goal of the Project is to increase the incomes of farmers in Chui Oblast. The immediate project objective is to increase farm productivity and profitability in selected areas. Within the Chui Oblast, the Project will focus initially on selected geographical areas that coincide with the boundaries of the former state and collective farms. While selection criteria are identified, participation will depend on the demand, capability, and willingness of individual enterprises. There are four components: (i) farm development, (ii) drainage and irrigation, (iii) development of private sector market and input supply services, and (iv) project management. The Project will provide on-the-job training and other training to increase the understanding and level of skills of farmers and enterpreneurs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The crop, livestock, and agro-industrial subsectors are continuing to experience substantial adjustments, partly in response to the ongoing reforms in the agriculture sector. The sector reforms are continuing and progress in their effective implementation has been variable across the regions. The result is that agriculture, despite the upturn in recent years, is underperforming as many of the farms and agroprocessing facilities are not operating efficiently and are not financially viable. A concentrated and coordinated focus on key constraints at farm level to bring together and enhance the impact of ongoing and planned investment projects will be adopted. A regional/area focussed approach will ensure the effective coordination of the Project with other activities. The challenge of the Project is to integrate the various supporting initiatives into a coordinated agriculture development program aimed at clearly supporting the key investment needs and related linkages between public sector investment and private sector initiatives. ADB's country operational strategy emphasizes (i) support for the Government's reform activities and strengthening of its development management; (ii) encouraging the creation of a new structure for output and capacity by the private sector through investment and job creation; and (iii) arresting the rapid deterioration in the long-term potential of the country by investing in physical infrastructure and human resource development, and also by selective interventions to protect and rehabilitate the environment. Within this strategic framework, ADB's program in agriculture requires an integrated mix of policy reform, capacity building, and selective key investments. The Project focuses on investment with some capacity building. The Project is consistent with the country operational strategy and ADB's strategic development objective of economic growth. The Project also meets the operational priorities of the Government.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Jul 27
Consulting Services
International: - Enterprise Development Specialist - Farm Management Specialist - Agricultural Marketing Specialist - Irrigation Engineer - Contract Specialist - unspecified short-term assistance Local Consultants: - Project Manager - Accountant - Enterprise Development Specialist - Farm Management Specialist - Sociologist - Agricultural Marketing Specialist - Rural Advisory Development Service consultants
Procurement
Goods and services to be procured include office furniture and equipment, vehicles and drainage and irrigation equipment. Method of procurement include international competitive bidding, international shopping and direct purchase.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/30320-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 01 Mar 1999 to 26 Mar 1999
Management Review Meeting
Approval 20 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1726 20 Dec 1999 16 May 2000 01 Sep 2000 31 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2009 17 Dec 2009
Technical Assistance 3347 20 Dec 1999 18 Jan 2000 18 Jan 2000 30 Jun 2002 31 Jan 2006

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
23 Apr 2014 Loan 1726 37,868 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
23 Apr 2014 Loan 1726 38,828 0 100.00%

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3347 800 800 687 113 687 113

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1726

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer John F. Whittle (jwhittle@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
Hon. Mr. E. Uzakbaev, Minister

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/30320-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/30320-013/documents