Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 16 Apr 2010

Project Name Grain Productivity Improvement
Country Uzbekistan
Project/Program Number 31577-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Provinces of Tashkent, Syrdarya, Djizak, Samarkand, and Kaskadarya in central Uzbekistan.
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Sector and/or Subsector Classification Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
/ Agricultural Production and Markets
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2017-0
TOTAL US$ 0

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

No issues.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The project objective is to promote economical and sustainable systems of wheat production. Achievement of the project objective will contribute to the realization of the project goal to improve farm income.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

To secure wheat supply, Uzbekistan-a remote landlocked country with limited physical access to international markets-raised wheat output from 0.6 million to 4.7 million tons in 1993-2002. With a domestic requirement of about 4.5 million tons, the country is self-sufficient in wheat. Despite the gains in output, the wheat subsector and the agriculture sector, in general, are facing key challenges. First, aggregate wheat output is prone to sudden drops because the wheat varieties cultivated in Uzbekistan are susceptible to local pests/diseases and not adapted to the local climate. Second, the increase in wheat production has relied excessively on wheat planting in fertile and well-irrigated lands, restricting the available land for cultivation of higher-value crops. Rigid state control over cropping patterns and marketing has also constrained farm income growth. To address these challenges, and increase farm income and ensure food security, Uzbekistan needs to rationalize its wheat production, particularly to minimize wheat cultivation where higher-value crops can be grown. Investments should also be made to stabilize and improve wheat yields, especially in the less irrigable and rain-fed areas. Three critical interventions are needed: (i) accelerate the introduction of wheat varieties adaptable to local conditions, (ii) support agricultural extension to introduce sustainable and more profitable farm practices and technologies for wheat cultivation, and (iii) improve farm access to agricultural support services, including the supply of agrochemicals, farm machinery, and agroprocessing services.

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 Feb 16
Consulting Services
The Project will provide for 31 person-months of international and 42 person-months of domestic consultants. The international consultants will help administer the project, monitor and evaluate project impacts, upgrade wheat breeding and varietal selection, develop effective extension services, and evaluate the suitability of participating financial institutions (PFIs) to take part in the Project. Domestic consultants will help organize water users associations to improve the operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities; and help build rural business advisory center capacity in extension service delivery, project impact evaluation, and PFI evaluation. Banking experts will be engaged through individual contracts to evaluate the PFIs. Other consultants will be provided by an international consulting firm in association with a domestic consulting firm to be engaged by Rural Restructuring Agency in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arangements acceptable to ADB for the engagement of the domestic consultants.
Procurement
The Project will procure farm machinery, field and laboratory equipment, minor civil works, vehicles, office equipment and materials. All procurement will be undertaken in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/31577-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 30 Jan 2002 to 23 Feb 2002
Management Review Meeting 15 May 2002
Approval 14 Nov 2003
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2017 14 Nov 2003 02 Nov 2004 09 Dec 2004 31 Mar 2009 28 May 2010

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
30 Jul 2014 Loan 2017 6,624 0 81.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
30 Jul 2014 Loan 2017 8,163 0 100.00%

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 2017

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Joji Tokeshi (jtokeshi@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions CWAE
Executing Agencies Rural Restructuring Agency
Mr. Roman Ospanov

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/31577-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/31577-013/documents