Regional: Development and Dissemination of Water-Saving Rice Technologies in South Asia (formerly Tenth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at Internatio

Sovereign Project | 38522-012

Summary

The overall objective of the regional technical assistance (RETA) is to support the development and dissemination of water-saving rice production technologies in selected South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan), where productivity and profitability of rice farming is affected by drought and water shortage.

The main objectives of the RETA are to: (i) enhance rice productivity in water-short regions; (ii) improve water use efficiency in rice production resulting in better environmental conditions; and (iii) strengthen the national research capacities to develop water-saving rice technologies.

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Project Name Development and Dissemination of Water-Saving Rice Technologies in South Asia (formerly Tenth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at Internatio
Project Number 38522-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6276-REG: Development and Dissemination of Water-Saving Rice Technologies in South Asia (formerly Tenth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at International Agricultural Research Centers)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The overall objective of the regional technical assistance (RETA) is to support the development and dissemination of water-saving rice production technologies in selected South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan), where productivity and profitability of rice farming is affected by drought and water shortage.

The main objectives of the RETA are to: (i) enhance rice productivity in water-short regions; (ii) improve water use efficiency in rice production resulting in better environmental conditions; and (iii) strengthen the national research capacities to develop water-saving rice technologies.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will finance 36 person-months of international and 180 person-months of domestic consultancy in water saving rice breeding, soil microbiology, and social science.
Responsible ADB Officer Hans Woldring
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
International Rice Research InstituteMs. Corinta GuertaC.Guerta@CGIAR.ORGMail: DAPO Box 7777 Metro Manila, Philippines Courier: 6776 Ayala Avenue Condominium Center, Suite 1009, Makati
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2005 to 25 Mar 2005
MRM -
Approval 02 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Jul 2010

TA 6276-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2005 06 Mar 2006 06 Mar 2006 31 Dec 2008 31 Aug 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,306,000.00 2,306,000.00 02 Dec 2005 999,999.45

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