Cambodia: Tonle Sap Technology Demonstrations for Productivity Enhancement

Sovereign Project | 42037-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Tonle Sap Technology Demonstrations for Productivity Enhancement
Project Number 42037-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7305-CAM: Tonle Sap Technology Demonstrations for Productivity Enhancement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Finland (w/ LoA) US$ 2.70 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

A total number of 1,650 farmers have participated in 750 demonstrations of improved production technologies for cereals, vegetables, fruit, cattle, chicken and fish.

Through a series of field days, workshops and technical meetings, the good agriculture practices were shared with officers and staff of Provincial Department of Agriculture, Fisheries Cantonment, village leaders, commune councils, district authorities, collectors and NGOs. Some 1,410 representatives from these organizations participated in the technology sharing exercises. In addition the technologies and demonstration experiences were shared with over 20 other projects, schools, colleges, and government departments. About 1,020 participants from these projects and organizations attended the technology sharing events in the four target provinces (though some participants came from outside the project area).

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

As of August 2012, the TA achieved the following:

Ouput 1. Technology demonstrations and training: Over 750 agriculture technology demonstration sites have been established in the four target provinces. These include field demonstrations and field training programs on crops, livestock, and aquaculture and on-farm water management. These programs involved 1,650 farmers (604 females).

Output 2. Pilot testing of rural ICT facilities (Telecenters): Nineteen telcenters have been established in 19 districts - 5 in Banteay Meanchey, 5 in Siem Reap, 5 in Kampong Thom and 4 in Kampong Cham. Previously 5 telecenters were operating in Kampong Cham, and one is now being relocated due to poor performance by operator.

Since RCG counterparts have become available and full members of the Project (workshop at the end of July 2012), work on output 2 has been progressing at a very fast pace. Nevertheless, time and resource constraints led the Team to adopt a new implementation strategy. This strategy focuses on selecting 10 core telecenters for intensive support and then using a system of internship to increase capacity of the 10 non-core telecenters. This is described and justified in more detailed in the Output 2 Revised Concept Note August 2012.

Geographical Location Four Tonle Sap provinces: Banteay Meanchay, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, and Siem Reap

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 TA will be implemented over 36 months. A total of 137 person-months (pm) of consulting services will be provided under the TA comprising 45 pm of international and 92 pm of national consultants in coordination, agronomy, livestock, aquaculture, irrigation management, resource planning, environmental monitoring and ICT. The International Technology Transfer and Extension Expert will assume the role of the Team Leader.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chanthou Hem
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
# 40 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 07 Nov 2007
Fact Finding 27 Feb 2008 to 07 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 05 Nov 2012

TA 7305-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Jul 2009 27 Jul 2009 27 Jul 2009 31 Aug 2012 31 Aug 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
250,000.00 3,200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,650,000.00 01 Jul 2009 2,925,403.15

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