The objective of the TA will be to assist the Government in preparing an investment project suitable for ADB financing to promote the development of smallholder commodity producers and agricultural enterprises in Lao PDR. The consultants to be financed by the PPTA will assess the financial and economic viability of commodity production, processing, and trade, and examine the scope for future expansion.
|Project Name||Smallholder Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The objective of the TA will be to assist the Government in preparing an investment project suitable for ADB financing to promote the development of smallholder commodity producers and agricultural enterprises in Lao PDR. The consultants to be financed by the PPTA will assess the financial and economic viability of commodity production, processing, and trade, and examine the scope for future expansion. The TA will (i) identify promising commodities, growing areas, groups of smallholders, and viable agricultural processing enterprises; (ii) assess the commodity outlook and marketing prospects; (iii) determine the willingness of farmers to supply traders and processors to participate in development, and design models for strengthening linkages; (v) formulate training, support and credit for smallholders based on analysis of potentials and constraints; (vi) determine means to strengthen MAF extension, training, and research for cash commodities; (vii) identify potential new agroprocessing opportunities for private investment; and (viii) establish the framework for a market information system to benefit farmers and buyers.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require (i) 22 person-months of international expertise in agricultural economics and marketing, financial and economic analysis, agriculture and extension, livestock and fisheries, rural finance, civil engineering, rural sociology and the participatory process, and environment; and (ii) 18 person-months of domestic consultants in agricultural and development economics, agriculture and extension, livestock and fisheries, civil engineering, rural survey, and environment.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mir, Javed Hussain|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Mr. Phouang Parisak Pravongviengkham, Dep. Sec.
Department of Livestock and Fisheries Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
|Concept Clearance||09 Mar 2000|
|Fact Finding||21 Jun 2000 to 30 Jun 2000|
|Approval||20 Dec 2000|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||19 Feb 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Dec 2000||29 Jan 2001||29 Jan 2001||-||30 Sep 2002||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||20 Dec 2000||656,144.18|
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