Cambodia: Emergency Food Assistance Project

Sovereign Project | 42186-013 Status: Closed

Summary

ADB is helping Cambodia provide emergency assistance to the poor as they struggle to cope with rising food and fuel prices. The project will support safety-net programs in selected rural areas of seven provinces in the Tonle Sap Basin and urban slums of Phnom Penh. It will provide free rice and other food subsidies, distribute seed and fertilizer to farmers, create jobs, and offer scholarships.

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Project Name Emergency Food Assistance Project
Project Number 42186-013
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0116-CAM: Emergency Food Assistance Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 17.50 million
Loan 2455-CAM: Emergency Food Assistance Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 17.50 million
TA 7145-CAM: Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Emergency Response to Food Crisis and Improving Food Security
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

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

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The project is expected to achieve the intended outcome because:

Households reached directly through following activities:

a) Free rice distribution: 68,000 hhs; b) CFW: 38,931 hhs (8,937 female headed hhs); c) FFW: 19,667 hhs (6,453 female headed hhs); d) Civil works: 22,255 hhs (3,328 female headed hhs); e) ECLC: 127 (127 female headed hhs); f) School Feeding: 65,387 (31,555 girls); h) School Scholarship: 10,443 (5,510 girls).

Households reached indirectly through i) seeds, vegetable crops and fertilizer distribution are 73,625.

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

Loan Component (Loan 2455) was operationally closed on 30 September 2012 and financially closed on 03 April 2013. Closing date of Grant 0116 and TA 7145 is extended until 30 June 2015 and its remaining proceeds will be used for project operations.

All project activities under FFW/CFW/Civil work contracts were fully completed.

- FFW/CFW/Civil work contracts resulted in a rehabilitation of 790km rural road and 22000ha of land irrigated. On average, each household earned $90 for earth works.

- The survey results indicate that over 90% of the people reported a reduced food shortage period by 3-4 months

- All 88 civil works sub-projects were completed.

- Distribution of subsidized rice seeds and fertilzier was completed. The survey results indicate increased yields by 40-47% on average.

- The sub-degree of CFRS was approved by the Prime Minister on 11 September 2012. The Prakas on the appointment of CFRS Chairman and Committee Members and establishment of the CFRS Secretariat have been endorsed. Draft Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), including Khmer version to operationalize the CFRS has been submitted to the CFRS committee for discussion. Draft contract agreement with private partners are being prepared.

Under the CFRS scheme, 1400 tons of quality rice seed and 12.5 tons of vegetable seeds has been porduced through the engagement of Toul Samroung Rice Seed Farm, Kbal Koh Vegetable Research Station, Farmers Associations and Farmers Groups.

Geographical Location Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Otdar Meanchey

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects No major impacts due to small-scale rehabilitation of rural roads and canals. Environmental assessment screening was conducted for all subprojects for CFW and civil work contracts prior to physical activities.
Involuntary Resettlement No major impacts due to small-scale rehabilitation of rural roads and canals. Involuntary resettlemtn screening was conducted for all subprojects for CFW and civil work contracts prior to physical activities.
Indigenous Peoples N/A
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The project will utilize existing effective delivery mechanisms and institutions, and enhance their capacity, as appropriate.

MEF will be the executing agency of the Project. The proposed implementing agencies will be:

(i) Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) for the seed and fertilizer assistance;

(ii) Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) for the food-for-work program;

(iii) Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) for the food-for-work program;

(iv) the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) for the emergency food security system;

(v) National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and provincial committee for disaster management (PCDM) for overall coordination, management, and distribution of food and input assistance, and establishment of the emergency food security reserve and rapid response system;

(vi) Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS) for the school feeding program;

(vii) Ministry of Women Affairs (MOWA) for the ECLC feeding program; and

(vii) commune councils and village development committees for identification of target groups and distribution of food and inputs.

During Project Implementation

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is the executing agency (EA), and has established the CPMU led by a Project Director to oversee the implementation of the Project. The MEF has established the National Food Security Task Force (NFSTF) to provide policy guidance to the CPMU on project implementation. The PPMUs have been established in all seven targeted provinces, and are responsible for organizing project activities.

The Technical Support Units (TSUs) have been established within the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD), Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MOEYS), Ministry of Womens' Affairs (MOWA) and National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). The Provincial Technical Support Units of the above ministries have also been established in seven targeted provinces (except for MOEYS where only two provincial units - Pursat and Battambang, are established) to assist the Project on relevant technical aspects.

NGOs were engaged as independent monitors while World Food Program was also engaged to undertake school feeding and food for work.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Project will require a total of 325 person months of consulting services, including 75 person-months of international consultants, and 250 person-months of national consultants. The Project will also provide independent monitoring services by local NGOs. All consultants, including the independent monitors will be recruited by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time). The International Team Leader, National Project Manager, and Procurement/Logistics Expert will be engaged directly by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). For the remaining consulting services, a firm will be recruited following QCBS using the 80: 20 ratio for scores related to technical and financial proposals. The NGOs will be recruited following CQS procedures.
Procurement The Project will entail procurement of rice, seeds, fertilizers, vehicles, office equipment and a large number of community-based civil works under the food/cash-for-work program. All procurement to be financed under the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). The draft guidelines for cash for work were developed based on the WFP's food for work and other seimilar programs. After pilot testing, the detailed guidelines for cash for work and civil work contract were developed and implemented.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Piseth Long
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and Finance
H.E. Dr. Vong Sandap
sandap@efap.org.kh
Tel.: 023 430 716

Timetable

Concept Clearance 23 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2008 to 04 Jul 2008
MRM 22 Aug 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Aug 2008
Last PDS Update 21 Jul 2014

Grant 0116-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Oct 2008 09 Oct 2008 14 Oct 2008 30 Sep 2011 30 Jun 2015 28 Jun 2016
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.58 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 17.50 02 Oct 2008 17.49 0.00 100%
Counterpart 5.08 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Oct 2008 17.49 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

Loan 2455-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Oct 2008 09 Oct 2008 14 Oct 2008 30 Sep 2011 30 Sep 2012 03 Apr 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 17.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 17.50 02 Oct 2008 11.45 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Oct 2008 11.67 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

TA 7145-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Oct 2008 09 Oct 2008 09 Oct 2008 30 Sep 2010 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 02 Oct 2008 1,495,950.33
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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