Viet Nam: Quality and Safety Improvement of Agricultural Products

Sovereign Project | 39421-012

Summary

The proposed Project will contribute to the country's sustainable and equitable agricultural growth by increasing the competitiveness of agriculture and agro-based products and improving linkages among stakeholders (producers, traders, product processors and consumers). It will increase commodity and product values along their supply chains, and facilitate more upstream capture of rents arising from increased values. The expected outcome of the TA is a detailed project proposal for enhancing the quality and safety of agricultural products, and will lead to (i) improved quality and safety standards of agricultural and agro-based products, (ii) increased number of viable small- and medium-sized enterprises entering in agriculture and agro-industry, and (iii) improved capacity of farmers, central and local-level government institutions, and private enterprises in promoting and adapting to the relevant market value chains.

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Project Name Quality and Safety Improvement of Agricultural Products
Project Number 39421-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4927-VIE: Quality and Safety Improvement of Agricultural Products
Japan Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade
Finance - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed Project will contribute to the country's sustainable and equitable agricultural growth by increasing the competitiveness of agriculture and agro-based products and improving linkages among stakeholders (producers, traders, product processors and consumers). It will increase commodity and product values along their supply chains, and facilitate more upstream capture of rents arising from increased values. The expected outcome of the TA is a detailed project proposal for enhancing the quality and safety of agricultural products, and will lead to (i) improved quality and safety standards of agricultural and agro-based products, (ii) increased number of viable small- and medium-sized enterprises entering in agriculture and agro-industry, and (iii) improved capacity of farmers, central and local-level government institutions, and private enterprises in promoting and adapting to the relevant market value chains.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project will support the Government?s new 5-year plan for agriculture and rural development in line with ADB?s new country strategy and program (2007-2010) for Viet Nam, and will be complementary to the ongoing projects of ADB and other external funding agencies.
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 Viet Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Technical Assistance will require 29 person-months (pm) of international and 36 pm of national consultants in agriculture economics, agronomy, agricultural research and extension, SME credit, agribusiness, agricultural marketing, financial and economic analyses, social development, and environmental assessment. The international agriculture economist will lead the TA consultant team. An international consulting firm will provide all the international and national consulting services required. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and Its Borrowers. The quality-and-cost-based selection method will be used for the selection.
Responsible ADB Officer Ahsan Tayyab
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentMrs. Nguyen Thi Tuyet HoaMARD, 2 Ngoc Ha, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Oct 2006
Fact Finding 13 Dec 2006 to 22 Dec 2006
MRM -
Approval 30 Apr 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 20 Jan 2010

TA 4927-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Apr 2007 26 Sep 2007 26 Sep 2007 31 Mar 2008 30 Jun 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 30 Apr 2007 737,088.79

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