Nepal: Improving the Livelihood of Poor Farmers & Disadvantaged Groups in the Eastern Development Region (EDR)

Sovereign Project | 39113-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Improving the Livelihood of Poor Farmers & Disadvantaged Groups in the Eastern Development Region (EDR)
Project Number 39113-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9101-NEP: Improving the Livelihood of Poor Farmers & Disadvantaged Groups in the Eastern Development Region (EDR)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural production

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome 12,159 beneficiary households have been identified and organized into 455 self-help groups (SHGs). Group formation and management training have been completed. 454 SHGS covering 12,092 households have been provided with livelihood support funds and additional income had been generated by participating members. Per production records, 357 SHGs (covering 9,404 households) generated additional income of NRs119,164 (or about $1,702) per SHG per season, or NRs4,524 per member per season (excluding home consumption). 450 SHGs have also been provided with income generation fund.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Component A: Formation of self-help groups in all project districts have been completed; training programs (orientation training on SHG management and literacy classes has been provided to all 455 SHGs covering 12,159 members.

Component B: Livelihood support funds and have been provided to 454 SHGs covering 12,092 members. Production records of 357 SHGs (covering 9,404 households) showed that additional income of NRs119,164 (or about $1,702) per SHG per season had been generated, or NRs4,524 per member per season (excluding home consumption). 450 SHGs have also been provided with income generation fund. 37 SHGs have also been provided with micro-irrigation facilities under the CADP. Further support for micro-irrigation facilities will continue to be provided under the CADP.

Component C: Skills training and provision of requisite equipment to local NGO partners completed; educational visits were, however, not completed due to the delay in disbursement of funds.

Component D: Engagement of Lead NGO completed; MOU between JFPR PMU and CADP PMU completed; setting up of 4 JFPR PIUs completed; poverty impact assessment completed; training of income groups completed; services of partner local NGOs completed; external audit not yet done.

Geographical Location 4 districts of Eastern Development Region, namely Dhankuta, Morang, Saptari and Sunsari.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects None of the project activities are expected to be carried out in environmentally or ecologically sensitive areas. As high-value crop production will require intensification of agriculture and use of fertilizers and micro-irrigation, the Project is ensuring integrated pest management capacity building adn the application of integrated pest management techniques in all relevant off-season vegetable farming activities. Environmental screening to mitigate negative environment impacts are being provided under the Project.
Involuntary Resettlement No social issues under the Project.
Indigenous Peoples No social issues under the Project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Participatory field surveys in all four districts and consultation workshops were held in 2005 and 2006.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders are being informed of project progress through periodic workshops and meetings.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting Services of an experienced national NGO are required (252 pm).
Procurement All procurement under the JFPR grant will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines, such as direct contracting for microirrigation facilities, offices, and other renovation works as this is done in close collaboration with CMIASP and CADP.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ahsan Tayyab
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Mr. Tek B. Thapa
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance 29 Nov 2004
Fact Finding 11 Apr 2005 to 16 Apr 2005
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Mar 2007
Last PDS Update 22 Oct 2011

Grant 9101-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2006 23 Feb 2007 23 Feb 2007 31 Dec 2009 15 Jul 2011 29 Nov 2012
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 13 Dec 2006 0.00 0.80 80%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.00 13 Dec 2006 0.00 0.80 80%

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