Lao People's Democratic Republic: Northern Region Sustainable Livelihoods Through Livestock Development Project

Sovereign Project | 35297-013

Summary

The Project will contribute to improved sustainability of livelihoods for upland smallholders in northern Lao PDR. The immediate outcome is to improve livestock productivity and profitability under integrated upland farming systems through (i) enhanced productivity of village livestock systems, (ii) capacity building for community driven development (CDD), and (iii) support for implementation management. The Project will contribute to sustainable livelihoods through improved cash incomes, food security, and nutrition for some of the poorest segments of the population. It will achieve this by providing access to appropriate technology, management and marketing systems, rationalizing household labor requirements, and improving returns to labor. It will contribute to gender equity by providing upland ethnic women with opportunities and support to participate in the selection and implementation of community and household investments in livelihoods improvements.

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Project Name Northern Region Sustainable Livelihoods Through Livestock Development Project
Project Number 35297-013
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0055-LAO: Northern Region Sustainable Livelihoods Through Livestock Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 700,000.00
Grant 0056-LAO: Northern Region Sustainable Livelihoods Through Livestock Development Project
Swiss Grant (Cofinancing) US$ 3.50 million
Loan 2259-LAO: Northern Region Sustainable Livelihoods Through Livestock Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 9.30 million
Loan 8229-LAO: Northern Region Sustainable Livelihoods Through Livestock Development Project
IFAD Fund - Cofinanced Loans US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Livestock
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The Project will contribute to improved sustainability of livelihoods for upland smallholders in northern Lao PDR. The immediate outcome is to improve livestock productivity and profitability under integrated upland farming systems through (i) enhanced productivity of village livestock systems, (ii) capacity building for community driven development (CDD), and (iii) support for implementation management. The Project will contribute to sustainable livelihoods through improved cash incomes, food security, and nutrition for some of the poorest segments of the population. It will achieve this by providing access to appropriate technology, management and marketing systems, rationalizing household labor requirements, and improving returns to labor. It will contribute to gender equity by providing upland ethnic women with opportunities and support to participate in the selection and implementation of community and household investments in livelihoods improvements. It will support organization of village communities into small groups, training in credit management, and technical training in livestock rearing. Women will participate equitably in all training, group formation, and activities aimed at improved extension, production, and marketing. Environmental benefits are expected from the stabilization of shifting cultivation, improved hygiene, introduction of cut-and-carry systems, and environmental health through waste management, disease control, and controlled animal movements. The project has the following outputs: (i) Improved on-farm livestock production technologies; (ii) Developed market efficiency and livestock enterprises; (iii) Strengthened participatory extension networks; (iv) Effective community driven development and (v) Strengthened project implementation management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is closely linked to the CSP and the northern region strategy, in terms of its focus on the poorest districts in the northern region, and in supporting the development of livelihoods among ethnic groups that are among some of the poorest in the country, through market led development. It will help to bring the poor producers closer to the regional and national markets and thereby improve both productivity and incomes.
Impact Improved Sustainability of Livelihoods of Upland Smallholders in Northern Lao PDR
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced Village Livestock Management
Progress Toward Outcome At completion, the project covered 324 villages, as compared to 408 as expected at appraisal, which reflects a reduction in scope that was agreed after the project's midterm review (MTR). The project's overall physical progress was at 106% at completion. Household income from livestock reportedly rose by almost 500% (from $87 to $425 per year). Mortality of all livestock has declined, although the target level for poultry was not reached. The percentage of households owning cattle and poultry rose to well above their target levels. Although the targets for pigs and goats were not reached, the growth in numbers was impressive. A draft project completion report is being finalized.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved On-farm Livestock Production Technologies

Developed Market Efficiency and Livestock Enterprises

Strengthened Participatory Extension Networks

Effective Community Driven Development

Strengthened Project Implementation Management

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

Achieved

Achieved

Achieved

Achieved

Final audit report was submitted on 11 February 2015

Geographical Location Eighteen priority poor districts of the northern provinces of Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang, Luang Namtha, Bokeo, and Huaphanh.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The rural infrastructure construction under the Project are small scale and most of them are rehabilitation of existing infrastructure, therefore, no environmental impact were reported.
Involuntary Resettlement NA.
Indigenous Peoples The Project Implementation Plan was designed to engage 80% of ethnic groups in the project activities. So far the total project beneficiary household is 12,187, of which 88% is from non-Lao Tai ethnic groups , compared to the target of 80%. Gender target has been achieved as per revised Gender Action Plan. The Project has employed 12 ethnic staff as EW and LWU; and two as translators to address the language and cultural barriers and to reach out more to vulnerable ethnic groups. 3,085 livestock production groups are from ethnic groups (achieved 86% of target) particularly participated on large ruminant, pig, goats and poultry activities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Provincial/District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Instituation, National Agriculture and Forestry Extension Services, line agencies, Lao Women's Union, co-finnanciers, NGOs, civil sociaty organization, etc...
During Project Implementation Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Provincial/District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Instituation, National Agriculture and Forestry Extension Services, line agencies, Lao Women's Union, co-finnanciers, NGOs, civil sociaty organization, etc...
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Project will fund a total of 66 person months of international specialists and 352 person months of local specialists in both short and long-term assignments to be recruited through a firm. The level of consulting services identified under the Project is considered essential in view of the limited human resource capacities and technical expertise available in the Government at central, provincial, and district levels. Specialists are required to reorient extension workers to adopt a more participatory approach in understanding smallholder problems and needs so that they become more relevant change agents in the diverse upland farming systems where cultural barriers can often pose a barrier to the adoption of improved livestock management practices. The consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging domestic consultants. Advance action for procurement of consulting services is proposed to minimize any delay in commencement of project activities.
Procurement Goods and services financed from the ADB loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Vehicles, equipment, materials and services will be procured by international competitive bidding where the cost is valued at more than $500,000 equivalent (although none is envisaged under the Project) and by international shopping where the cost is valued from $100,000 to $500,000 equivalent. Civil works comprise small contracts not exceeding $100,000, typically for building renovation and construction of district and provincial office buildings as well as small scale infrastructure. As such, civil works will be procured in accordance with local competitive bidding procedures among pre-qualified private local contractors acceptable to ADB. Where there are few local suppliers, equipment, materials or services valued at less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured by direct purchase, as will be the case for negotiated community facilitation contracts with appropriate individuals or organizations.
Responsible ADB Officer Sisavanh Phanouvong
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry-Irrigation Dep* Dr. Somphanh Chanpengxaysomphana2003@yahoo.comDepartment of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of Lao PDR, Vientiane.
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Feb 2006
Fact Finding 13 Feb 2006 to 16 Feb 2006
MRM 22 Mar 2006
Approval 14 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

Grant 0055-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2006 15 Jan 2007 28 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2012 31 Mar 2014 08 Jul 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.70 29 Sep 2006 0.63 0.00 90%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2006 0.63 0.00 90%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Grant 0056-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2006 15 Jan 2007 28 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2012 - 17 May 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 Sep 2006 0.00 3.37 96%
Counterpart 1.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.50 29 Sep 2006 0.00 3.37 96%

Loan 2259-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2006 15 Jan 2007 28 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2012 31 Mar 2014 12 Aug 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 9.30 29 Sep 2006 9.55 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2006 9.55 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 8229-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2006 29 Jan 2007 10 Jul 2007 10 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 14 Dec 2006 0.00 3.06 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 14 Dec 2006 0.00 2.75 90%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Northern Region Sustainable Livelihoods Through Livestock Development Project: Ethnic Groups Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Aug 2006

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