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

Sovereign Project | 37292-012

Summary

The project will seek to reduce poverty in highland areas, by improving income, employment opportunities and the nutritional status of poor farm families and women in particular; and by increasing the productivity of the livestock subsector, if found feasible.

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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
Climate Change Fund US$ 730,000.00
Japan Special Fund US$ 620,000.00
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
Description The project will seek to reduce poverty in highland areas, by improving income, employment opportunities and the nutritional status of poor farm families and women in particular; and by increasing the productivity of the livestock subsector, if found feasible.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Agriculture is a key sector in ADB's 2006 CSPU, the PPA between the Government and ADB, and the Government's Tenth Five-Year Plan and APP. The proposed project is consistent with the poverty reduction and gender strategies of the Government and ADB.
Impact Improved incomes, livelihood security, and enhanced socio-ecological resilance of rural mountain population to future climatic impacts in three vulnerable districts
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Highland Livelihood Development Project designed and agreed between Government of Nepal and ADB.
Progress Toward Outcome PPTA activities completed as of December 2012.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) Potential high mountain niche products and their value chain assessed, and livelihood security packages including climate-adaptive agribusiness and livelihood security-related infrastructure developed;

(ii) Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for sustainable livelihoods ready to be replicated and included in investment project design (CCF).

(iii) Project Management and implementation plan developed.

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 ADB Officer Arun S. Rana
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Krishna Prasad Sankhikpsankhi@gmail.comDept of Livestock Services , Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 11 Nov 2008 to 28 Nov 2008
MRM -
Approval 08 Jun 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2014

TA 7298-NEP

Milestones
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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