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

Sovereign Project | 40692-012

Summary

Since the adoption of the agriculture and natural resources research (ANRR) policy paper in 1995, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has supported the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers and other non-CGIAR international agricultural research centers (IARCs) through an annual regional technical assistance (RETA) grant. ADB's policy on ANRR addresses three strategic objectives: (i) sustainable management of natural resources, (ii) increases in agricultural productivity, and (iii) poverty reduction. Twelve RETA grants have so far been approved, each supporting one or several projects of IARCs. The first eight ANRR RETAs have been completed. All RETAs have been rated as successful and the outcomes have strengthened knowledge products and technical agriculture research and extension operations in numerous developing member countries (DMCs), and have supported ADB's operations in the agriculture and natural resources (ANR) sector.

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Project Name Thirteenth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at International Agricultural Research Centers
Project Number 40692-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6489-REG: Thirteenth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at International Agricultural Research Centers
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Since the adoption of the agriculture and natural resources research (ANRR) policy paper in 1995, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has supported the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers and other non-CGIAR international agricultural research centers (IARCs) through an annual regional technical assistance (RETA) grant. ADB's policy on ANRR addresses three strategic objectives: (i) sustainable management of natural resources, (ii) increases in agricultural productivity, and (iii) poverty reduction. Twelve RETA grants have so far been approved, each supporting one or several projects of IARCs. The first eight ANRR RETAs have been completed. All RETAs have been rated as successful and the outcomes have strengthened knowledge products and technical agriculture research and extension operations in numerous developing member countries (DMCs), and have supported ADB's operations in the agriculture and natural resources (ANR) sector. The IARCs work in virtually all of ADB's DMCs, and several have their headquarters in Asian DMCs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increased food availability and reduced poverty in participating developing member countries (DMCs).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased food production and security through the adoption of appropriate rice technologies and agricultural policies in participating DMCs
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Component 1: Bringing about sustainable rice production in Asia by reducing preventable pre- and postharvest losses

Subcomponent 1: New field resistance screening method and germplasm with durable field resistance to planthoppers and virus diseases identified.

Strategies to manage viruses spread in rice fields developed and implemented in pilot sites

Ecologically-based management of pest outbreaks developed, and key sustainability indicators of pest outbreaks monitored

Management practices integrating durable resistance and ecological methods evaluated and disseminated

NARS partners' research and extension capacities enhanced

Subcomponent 2

Appropriate technologies and improved management options identified and piloted

Country-specific agricultural extension methodologies identified

Business models developed and verified on a pilot basis

National outreach programs include postharvest technologies and management options

Multi-stakeholder platforms established

Component 2: Improving agricultural policies for ensuring food security

Subcomponent 1: Distributional impacts of food price increase and safety nets analyzed and policy advice developed

Subcomponent 2: Food products' value chain analyzed and policy advice developed

Subcomponent 3: DMCs' agricultural investments and subsidies reviewed and analyzed, and policy advice developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
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 To be determined.
Responsible ADB Officer Lourdes S. Adriano
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankTun Lin6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2006 to 25 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval 26 Sep 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 04 Jun 2008

TA 6489-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2008 - 26 Sep 2008 31 Oct 2010 31 Mar 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 26 Sep 2008 2,960,093.88

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