Regional: Twelfth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at International Agricultural Research Centers

Sovereign Project | 40691-012

Summary

The proposed RETA is consistent with ADB?s policy on ANRR, and reinforces the priorities outlined in ADB?s Medium-Term Strategy II and the Enhanced Poverty Reduction Strategy. The RETA aims at formulating, adopting, and implementing land degradation policies and strategies and reducing the vulnerability to climate change in the participating target DMCs. The outcome of the RETA is enhanced knowledge base and capacity in the participating DMCs to analyze the binding factors, and to recommend and formulate polices and strategies for reducing vulnerabilities from land degradation and climate change.

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Project Name Twelfth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at International Agricultural Research Centers
Project Number 40691-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6439-REG: Twelfth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at International Agricultural Research Centers
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 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
Description

The proposed RETA is consistent with ADB?s policy on ANRR, and reinforces the priorities outlined in ADB?s Medium-Term Strategy II and the Enhanced Poverty Reduction Strategy. The RETA aims at formulating, adopting, and implementing land degradation policies and strategies and reducing the vulnerability to climate change in the participating target DMCs. The outcome of the RETA is enhanced knowledge base and capacity in the participating DMCs to analyze the binding factors, and to recommend and formulate polices and strategies for reducing vulnerabilities from land degradation and climate change.

The proposed RETA will have three components: (i) analysis of the existing land use policy, and institutional and environmental factors that influence land degradation; identification for policy options to support the adoption of improved sustainable land management technologies that combat land degradation and improve productivity, and recommendation for conducive policies and strategies for promoting improved development pathways and livelihoods based on sustainable land management; (ii) analysis of climate variability and its impact on cropping pattern, structures of income and employment, and adaptation-coping strategies of the rural poor, identification of best practices and institutional innovations for mitigating the effects of climate change, and recommendation for strategies to address socioeconomic problems relating to changing weather patterns and availability of a range of initiatives for their alleviation; and (iii) strengthening of ADB?s ANR capacity to coordinate, supervise, monitor, and evaluate ANR activities. The first two components have been identified in close consultation with participating DMCs, and will be implemented independently by two IARCs: ICARDA and ICRISAT. The last component will support ANR activities within ADB by (i) strengthening in-house ANR capacities and networks, (ii) organizing ANR seminars, and (iii) supporting small-scale agriculture and natural resources sector analysis.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Reduced vulnerability to climate change; land degradation policies and strategies formulated, adopted, and implemented
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced knowledge base and capacity in the participating DMCs to analyze the binding factors, and to recommend and formulate policies and strategies for reducing vulnerabilities from land degradation and climate change
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Component 1

Output 1.1: Analysis of the existing land use policy, institutional, and environmental factors that influence land degradation

Output 1.2: Identification of policy options to support the adoption of improved sustainable land management technologies

Output 1.3: Recommendations for conducive policies and strategies for promoting improved development pathways and livelihood based on sustainable land management

Component 2

Output 2.1: An improved understanding of climate variability and its impact on cropping patterns, structures of income and employment, and adaptation-coping strategies of the rural poor.

Output 2.2: Best practices and institutional innovations for mitigating the effects of climate change

Output 2.3: Strategies developed to address socioeconomic problems relating to changing weather patterns and availability of a range of initiatives for their alleviation

Component 3

Output 3.1: Enhanced ADB capacities to effectively coordinate, supervise, monitor, evaluate and strengthen ANR activities and networks

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Central Asia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, People
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 No consulting services are required.
Responsible ADB Officer Michiko Katagami
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Consultative Group on Int'l Agri. Research (CGIAR)World Bank, 1818H Street, N. W.,
Washington, D.C.
United States of America
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2006 to 25 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Nov 2007
Last PDS Update 19 Jan 2010

TA 6439-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2007 16 Apr 2008 16 Apr 2008 31 Dec 2010 31 Oct 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 863,000.00 2,863,000.00 18 Dec 2007 1,919,761.89

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