Philippines: Agrarian Reform Communities

Sovereign Project | 30540-013

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Project Name Agrarian Reform Communities
Project Number 30540-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Project will increase the income of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs), improve their quality of life by providing basic infrastructure and development support services, and increase agricultural production. Out of 984 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) nationwide, the Project will assist about 140 ARCs, selected on the basis of comprehensive criteria. The Project has four components: (a) Rural Infrastructure which includes access infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.; communal irrigation; and potable water supply; (b) Land Survey for about 100,000 ha public lands; (c) Development Support Services, namely, for Agriculture, Rural Enterprise, Community and Institutional Development. In addition, credit will be provided by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) from its own resources for agricultural production and enterprise investments; and (d) Project Management and Capacity Building.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ARCs are among the most disadvantaged communities in the Philippines, both in terms of income as well as living standards. Previously, agrarian reform in the Philippines failed to meet its objectives because land distribution was not complemented by support services and infrastructure development. Under the present agrarian reform program, many beneficiaries have already received title to land. However, their ARCs remain without much needed support services and infrastructure. The Government's ARC development strategy complements the land distribution activity. The Project supports this strategy.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location the Project covers 33 provinces in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and ARMM.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 169 person-months specialized services from domestic consultants, and 48 contractual domestic professionals are required for the duration of the Project.
Procurement Goods and services for the Project will be procured in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. For civil works, procurement will mainly be undertaken by local competitive bidding. Small, relatively straightforward civil works may be undertaken by LGUs under force account.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Agrarian Reform
*Mr. Vince N. Camba
Fax No. 02 455 9200
Department of agrarian Reform, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 15 Sep 1997 to 30 Sep 1997
MRM 03 Dec 1997
Approval 18 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 15 Apr 2008
Title Document Type Document Date
Agrarian Reform Communities Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2009
Agrarian Reform Communities Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 1998

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Title Document Type Document Date
Philippines: Agrarian Reform Communities Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2012

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  • 08 Nov 2010 | Project Result / Case Study

    How to Milk Carabaos

    Promising but cash-poor agricultural ventures across the Philippines are taking advantage of an ADB project that provides funds for equipment, transport networks, and other facilities, helping poor farmers scale up their incomes. Talavera, Nueva Ecija - The words "carabao" and "slim" do not normally occupy the same thought. But for health-conscious fans of the milk from this rotund icon of Philippine agriculture, which has less fat than cow's milk, they go together like bread and butter.