Lao People's Democratic Republic: Smallholder Development Project

Sovereign Project | 31351-012

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Smallholder Development Project Dec 2000

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Project Name Smallholder Development Project
Project Number 31351-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3603-LAO: Smallholder Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No 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
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
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 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 Javed Hussain Mir
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry-Irrigation DepMr. Phouang Parisak Pravongviengkham, Dep. Sec.Department of Livestock and Fisheries Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 21 Jun 2000 to 30 Jun 2000
MRM -
Approval 20 Dec 2000
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Feb 2007

TA 3603-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2000 29 Jan 2001 29 Jan 2001 - 30 Sep 2002 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 20 Dec 2000 656,144.18
Title Document Type Document Date
Smallholder Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2000

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