Lao People's Democratic Republic: Sustainable Agroforestry Systems for Livelihood Enhancement of the Rural Poor

Sovereign Project | 37650-022 Status: Closed


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Project Name Sustainable Agroforestry Systems for Livelihood Enhancement of the Rural Poor
Project Number 37650-022
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9062-LAO: Sustainable Agro-Forestry Systems of Livelihood Enhancement for Rural Poor
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Progress towards outcome was partly successful due to delay in implementation caused by the replacement of the NGO.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

7 irrigation schemes were constructed or upgraded. This covers 35 hectares of existing paddy and 40 hectares of new paddy field.

A water users' group has been established for each of the systems. An operation and maintenance manual for small irrigation schemes developed.

9 hectares of village use forest is rehabilitated on a pilot basis.

1,371 farmers have participated in training for non-timber forest product and integrated agriculture and other farming practices.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Minimal or no adverse environmental impacts envisaged.
Involuntary Resettlement No involuntary resettlement impacts envisaged.
Indigenous Peoples No negative impacts on indigenous peoples envisaged.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project was prepared based on the results of an intensive participatory socioeconomic survey and land-use planning campaign in each target village, eliciting informed opinions of all stakeholders. Villagers' involvement was solicited from the earliest stages of project preparation for target communities to have a sense of project ownership.
During Project Implementation Various consultations with beneficial farmers have been conducted through village development committees and interest groups in the nine villages. The project coordination committee comprising representatives of key stakeholders have convened periodically to oversight the progress of the project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services have been completed.
Procurement Procurement for civil works and goods/equipment has been completed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kazuhiro Watanabe
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Provincial Government of Luangnamtha
H. E. Vice-Governor Singkham Phanthavong
Provincial Governor's Office Luang Namtha Province Lao PDR


Concept Clearance 11 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 31 May 2004 to 04 Jun 2004
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2012

Grant 9062-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Jan 2005 17 Jun 2005 17 Jun 2005 31 Dec 2008 31 Jan 2011 15 Jun 2012
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 04 Jan 2005 0.00 1.43 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 04 Jan 2005 0.00 1.43 95%

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