29210-013: Shifting Cultivation Stabilization

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The objectives of the Project are to improve the income of upland farmers and to conserve natural resources through establishment of diversified sedentary agriculture systems as alternatives to shifting cultivation and provision of basic rural infrastructure. The pilot Project area is covering two districts in Houaphanh Province where shifting cultivation is common. The total number of beneficiaries is estimated at 12,600 (2,100 households) who are mostly poor. The Project has the following com... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 29210-013
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Loan No. 1688
Approval Date 11 May 1999
Closing Date 04 May 2007
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 5,600
Geographical Location Xam Neua district of Houaphanh
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agriculture and Natural Resources
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

Results Delivered

Classrooms built or upgraded (number) 42
Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support (number) 1,050
Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached (number) 2,671
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 133
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 14,558
New households served with water supply (number) 1,659
New households served with sanitation (number) 44
Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management (hectares) 209

The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.



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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Robin B. Erickson
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Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD

Executing Agencies
Provincial Government of Houaphanh
Mr. Amphay Ladouangphanh

PDS Creation Date
27 Nov 2006

Last PDS Update
15 Dec 2006