32193-013: Northwest Crop Diversification Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Objective is to increase production and marketing of high value crops in the Northwest region of Bangladesh. The major components are: (i) training and extension, (ii) farmer mobilization and credit, (iii) marketing support, (iv) adaptive research, (v) support for project management, and (vi) a pilot credit line for supporting downstream processing, storage or transportation requirements in the project area. Read More

Country Bangladesh
Project Number 32193-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 1782
Approval Date 21 Nov 2000
Closing Date 12 Jan 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 46,300
Geographical Location 16 Districts of northwest region of Bangladesh
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agricultural Production and Markets
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

Results Delivered

Classrooms built or upgraded (number) 8
Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support (number) 384,585
Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached (number) 258,577

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
Arun Kumar Saha
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Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Bangladesh Resident Mission

Executing Agencies
Department of Agricultural Extension
Md. Abu Hanif Mia

Bangladesh Bank
S. M. Muniruzzaman

PDS Creation Date
04 Feb 2007

Last PDS Update
05 Mar 2013