Bangladesh: Participatory Livestock Development II

Sovereign Project | 35228-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Participatory Livestock Development II
Project Number 35228-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2070-BAN: Participatory Livestock Development II
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Livestock

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The Project's objective is to reduce rural poverty in 20 districts of northwest Bangladesh. To achieve the objective, the Project will increase income-generating activities and employment from livestock related enterprises for the rural poor, particularly landless households with focus of households headed by women. The Project will build the individual and community capability to identify and manage production enterprises. The Project will provide microfinance for a range of income generating activities including livestock enterprises, small businesses, and marketing initiatives including input supply services and employment opportunities in the rural areas. Under a component, the Project will specifically extend special attention/support targeted the ultra poor for asset development and social mobilization.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The continued development of viable small business enterprises is an essential prerequisite to poverty reduction in the rural areas. Opportunities to engage large numbers of people in rural enterprises are limited but in recent years innovative developments in the livestock subsector have played an important role in increasing cash incomes through improving production, value addition, quality improvement, creating employment for the rural poor. Such livestock enterprise development programs have been particularly successful in reaching poor and destitute women. The accompanying microfinance and supporting technical services including veterinary services delivered through informal group have provided households with the knowledge and confidence to expand and diversify their livestock enterprises.

Livestock related activities play important role in increasing income of rural households and thereby reducing poverty in rural areas. Poverty reduction being Government's priority area of inerventios, the project having special focus on women's socio-economic empowerment, has close link with country's recently adopted poverty reduction stategy.

Impact Reduced poverty among rural poor in 20 districts of northwest Bangladesh

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Enhance the status of women and increase income-generating activities and employment from livestock-related enterprises
Progress Toward Outcome

Total 29,879 groups formed, of which 3,924 groups dropped resulting net 25,955 groups with net enrollment of 553,652 members (907,343 total enrolled - 353,691 dropped out). More than 90% of the beneficiaries are women. Total 589,043 members were trained on general livestock enterprise development.

Project review missions noted improvement in livelihood of the beneficiaries (income, housing, children education, household food security, animal protein intake etc.). Micro-credit disbursed to 813,403 beneficiaries amounting Tk16,614 million. Will be critically reviewed during PCR Mission in 2012.

Income from livestock enterprizes increased. At the same time loan size is also gradually increasing. Currently average loan size is Tk9,388. Will be critically reveiwed and quantify during PCR.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Community Development

(i) Farmer organizations formed, strengthened, and prepared for growth

(ii) Participating NGOs strengthened for improved service delivery

(iii) Marketing and market entrepreneurs developed

2. Livestock Enterprise Development

(i) Short-term microfinance for poultry production packages

(ii) medium-term microfinance for ruminant production packages

(iii) Medium-term credit for processing and marketing packages.

(iv) Starter kits for community extension workers.

(v) Subdistrict administrations assisted with animal and meat marketing.

(vi) Medium-term credit for environmental mitigation.

(vii) Innovation and applied research.

(viii) Asset establishment for ultrapoor households.

(ix) Technical Training of ultrapoor households.

(x) Social development training and health training packages.

3. DLS Capacity Building:

(i) Strengthening and reorienting DLS capabilities for the future

4. Project Services:

(i) Recruitment of specialists for the PMU which is established and functional

(ii) Design of a social development monitoring and evaluation system for PKSF

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. (i) a. Total 29,879 farmer groups formed. Of which 3,934 groups dropped resulting 25,955 net groups. Total enrollment was 907,343 of which 353,691 have been dropped out bringing net enrollment of 553,652. Training on livestock enterprise development imparted to 589,043 including dropout beneficiaries.

(b) Total 39,578 group leaders trained.

(c)Total 243 associations formed.

(d)Total 522 association leader trained.

(e) Total 1,300 community extension worker (CEW) selected jointly by NGOs and DLS. Training commenced in December 2007 and completed in December 2010.

(f) CEWs selected from 154 upazilas against the target of 157 upazilas. Basic training imparted to 1,300 workers who previously received 3 months training from Directorate of Youth Development.

(g) First hand training of target CEWs completed.

1. (ii) a. Not yet commenced. As found not effective, function of association leaders not persued.

(b) Total 2,513 NGO staff trained.

(c)Total 2,148 NGO staff received refresher training.

(d) 106 area manager trained.

(e) Total 2,406 NGO staff and lead farmers participated.

1. (iii) a. Total 27 applications for establishing the chilling centers received by PKSF for approval. PKSF found these not feasible and therefore, dropped from the project scope.

(b) Total 27 applications for establishing the chilling centers received by PKSF for approval. PKSF found these not feasible and therefore, dropped from the project scope.

(c) Total 418 persons trained in 14 batches.

(d) Three batches comprising 85 milk vendors trained on milk collection and handling.

(e) Proposed construction of market has been dropped from the Project scope as found not feasible.

(f) 200 butchers trained in 7 batches

(g) Total 423 pharmacy owners trained in 17 batches.

(h) Training for dairy entrepreneures imparted to 2,657 participants in 89 batches.

Geographical Location The total project area will cover 157 subdistricts in 20 districts of northwest and northcentral regions of Bangladesh.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The initial environment examination did not find any irreversible adverse environmental impact caused by implementing the Project. No environmental impact assessment is required. The Chilling, pasteurizing, and packaging units---for which credit will be provided under the marketing and small business development subcomponent---will have to conform to the environmental clearance certificate issued to the Project. The Project can be made sustained by implementing the specified resources management training and monitoring programs.
Involuntary Resettlement No resettlement issue
Indigenous Peoples The role of indigenous people was not significantly evident, although some indigenous population is expected in some project area and there will be separate need assessmement
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Done
During Project Implementation Being followed

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A team of consultants were required to facilitate project implementation and to assist in executing the Project. Other required consulting services engaged by the Government in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging consultants.
Procurement All procurement under the Project is following ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Major items such as equipment and vehicles procured and will be procured through national competitive bidding. Civil works comprise many small contract packages for improving infrastructure and facilities scattered over a large area. All civil works procured through local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Md. Shahidul Alam
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Livestock Services
Md. Shahidul Islam
RDRS Building, Rangpur, Bangladesh
Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)
Md. Nurul Islam
RDRS Building, Rangpur, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 20 Jan 2003 to 06 Feb 2003
MRM 16 Jun 2003
Approval 19 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 30 Jun 2011

Loan 2070-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2003 10 Feb 2004 30 Jun 2004 30 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2012 10 Sep 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 55.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 19 Dec 2003 20.05 0.00 96%
Counterpart 35.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Dec 2003 20.82 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Participatory Livestock Development II Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2013
Second Participatory Livestock Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2003

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