Mongolia: Agricultural and Rural Development

Sovereign Project | 39229-012

Summary

The technical assistance will prepare the Agriculture and Rural Development Project (ARDP). The ARDP aims to enable about ten large agriculture enterprises grow to meet the demands of specific niche markets in rich countries. The ARDP foresees providing these enterprises with funds to develop their production and management capacity and their supply chains down to agriculture producers. ARDP will fund investments in: (a) expansion, modernization, improved management, and marketing of large agro-enterprises at the heads of value chains and enterprises along supply chains, (b) improved agricultural production practices, (c) brand development activities, and (d) rural infrastructure and support services.

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Project Name Agricultural and Rural Development
Project Number 39229-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4846-MON: Agricultural and Rural Development
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Rural market infrastructure
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The technical assistance will prepare the Agriculture and Rural Development Project (ARDP). The ARDP aims to enable about ten large agriculture enterprises grow to meet the demands of specific niche markets in rich countries. The ARDP foresees providing these enterprises with funds to develop their production and management capacity and their supply chains down to agriculture producers. ARDP will fund investments in: (a) expansion, modernization, improved management, and marketing of large agro-enterprises at the heads of value chains and enterprises along supply chains, (b) improved agricultural production practices, (c) brand development activities, and (d) rural infrastructure and support services.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's overall strategy for Mongolia has identified the agriculture and rural sector as contributing to broad-based growth, and inclusive social development. The sector -- in particular livestock production -- constitutes the main source of livelihood directly for more than 40% of Mongolia's population, and indirectly through related processing, manufacturing and services for many more.
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Description of Outcome
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Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
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Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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Consulting Services

The PPTA will require 38 person months of international and 42 person months of national consultant inputs. International consultants for the agriculture development component will be engaged by ADB through single source selection because PPTA tasks represent a natural continuation of previous work on the Private Sector Development Project funded by the Government of the Netherlands and implemented by GTZ. Continuity in the technical approach, experience acquired, and efficiency provide the major justification. The initial assignment was awarded on a competitive basis. The PPTA is a natural continuation of their previous tasks with a minor expansion of scope and upscaling. The consultants have acquired experience in an area of very thin expertise. Finding a new team to continue their work would be difficult, would involve a loss of efficiency and would not serve the overall interests of the project and the client.

Other consulting services, including 7.5 person months of international marketing experts, and domestic consultants to support analyses required by ADB will be engaged as individuals in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers.

Responsible ADB Officer Adrian Ruthenberg
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance Mr. B. KhurenbaatarDepartment of Policy Coordination for Loans and Aid
Ministry of Trade and Industry Mr. ZorigtDepartment of Integrated Policy and Strategic Planning
Ministry of Food and Agriculture Mr. N. BatsuuriMinistry of Food and Agriculture
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 27 Jun 2006 to 05 Jul 2006
MRM -
Approval 02 Oct 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Oct 2008

TA 4846-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Oct 2006 13 Nov 2006 13 Nov 2006 30 Sep 2007 19 Mar 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 02 Oct 2006 778,724.59

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