Nepal: High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement (HIMALI) Project

Sovereign Project | 37292-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement (HIMALI) Project
Project Number 37292-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7298-NEP: High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement (HIMALI) Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 620,000.00
Climate Change Fund US$ 730,000.00
TA 7298-NEP: High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement (HIMALI) Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 160,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome PPTA activities completed as of December 2012.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

PPTA has prioritised five products for Jumla (sheep's wool, apples, off-season vegetables, MAPs, and potato and vegetable seeds), and four products for Mustang (goat's wool, off-season vegetables, apples, and MAPs).

Agribusiness plans prepared for Lorpa, Jumla, and Pangling, Mustang.

Nine thematic stakeholder workshops/training and two regional workshops and one national seminar completed.

Geographical Location Jumula, Mustang, and Solukhumbu Districts

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Community members took part actively in the PAR demonstration activities. Awareness building on climate change provided to community members and local institutions.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services To be determined.
Procurement tbd

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Arun Rana
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Krishna Prasad Sankhi
Dept of Livestock Services , Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur


Concept Clearance 27 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 11 Nov 2008 to 28 Nov 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2014

TA 7298-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jun 2009 23 Aug 2009 23 Aug 2009 30 Sep 2011 15 Mar 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,510,000.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 1,650,000.00 08 Jun 2009 1,113,397.91

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