China, People's Republic of: Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project

Sovereign Project | 43049-013

Summary

The impact of the project will be enhanced food security and increased farmers' income. The outcome will be increased agricultural productivity in the project area. The project outputs include improved (i) irrigation and drainage infrastructure, (ii) agricultural support, and (iii) project management.

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Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project Apr 2013

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Project Name Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project
Project Number 43049-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2943-PRC: Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural drainage - Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural market infrastructure - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The impact of the project will be enhanced food security and increased farmers' income. The outcome will be increased agricultural productivity in the project area. The project outputs include improved (i) irrigation and drainage infrastructure, (ii) agricultural support, and (iii) project management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will support the comprehensive agricultural development (CAD) program of the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 69 counties or cities in five provinces (Anhui, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jilin, and Yunnan provinces) and one autonomous region (the Ningxia Hui autonomous region) to improve agricultural productivity and enhance the nation's food security. The project comprises three components: (i) improved irrigation and drainage infrastructure, (ii) improved agricultural support, and (iii) improved project management.
Impact Enhanced food security in the PRC
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased agricultural productivity in the project area
Progress Toward Outcome By 30 June 2014, the accomplishment under the improved irrigation and drainage infrastructure output included: drainage of about 4,610 hectare (ha) improved, surface water irrigation upgraded and/or completed in 4,030 ha, groundwater irrigation systems developed or improved in 1,180 ha, water-saving technology introduced in 6,710 ha. The accomplishment under agricultural support output included: 126 kilometer (km) farm access road improved, land improvement (by soil testing and balanced fertilizer applying, land leveling, retuning crop residues to farmland) for 6,876 ha, 7 sets of farm machinery procured, 525 ha modern agriculture demonstration sites established, 226 ha shelterbelt forest planted, about 6,759 farmers trained on various farming technologies and management, and 3 farmer professional association/cooperatives strengthened. Under the improved project management output, the integrated management information system is being developed and under trial operation; and 3,000 project management staff have been trained on procurement, disbursement, accounting, and project monitoring and evaluation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved irrigation and drainage infrastructure

2. Improved agricultural support

3. Improved project management

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

As of 31 December 2014, progress for each output includes:

Output 1:

(a) excavation and dredging - 509.26km

(b) earthworks - 1.9752 million cubic meters

(c) rebuilt electromechanical irrigation and drainage stations 47

(d) new maintenance machine (electric) wells 1,115

(e) rural power lines - 318.44 km

(f) construction of canal building

(g) lining seepage channels - 432.65 km

(h) irrigation equipment purchased - 22 sets

Output 2:

The improved agricultural production ensured supply of grain and other major agricultural products contributing to food security and which in turn provided livelihood in the 6 provinces.

a. land improvement (by soil testing and balanced fertilizer applying, land leveling, return crop residues to farmland) for 6,876 ha.;

b. 126 km farm access road improved;

c. 7 sets of farm machinery procured;

d. 525 ha moderm agriculture demonstration sites established, 226 ha shelterbelt forest planted;

e. 3 farmer professional assocition/cooperatives strengthened; and

f. about 6,759 farmers trained on various farming technologies and management.

Output 3:

In 2014, two training on financial management and project management were organized to enhance the professional capacities of staff. Several other training on water and agriculture technology aimed at improving skills were also provided to about 1,202 staff.

The integrated management information system is being developed and under trial operation; and 3,000 project management staff have been trained on procurement, disbursement, accounting and project monitoring and evaluation.

Geographical Location TBD
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environmental assessment confirmed that the project will generate multiple environmental benefits. The major anticipated environmental benefits include (i) water savings from existing irrigated lands, (ii) reduced use of agrochemicals per hectare, (iii) reduced soil loss and improved soil quality, (iv) reduced salinization and waterlogging, (v) recovery of plastic mulch, and (vi) increased climate resilience. No major adverse impacts were identified. Construction and rehabilitation works are small and relatively simple. Some counties, which are located in areas where water resources are more abundant, may increase their overall water use. Groundwater will only be used in areas where sufficient recharge is available, and a detailed monitoring program will be implemented. No project activities will be carried out in environmentally sensitive areas. It is expected that all impacts will be prevented or minimized to an acceptable level through implementation of the environmental management plan and monitoring program.
Involuntary Resettlement The initial screening of project sites for resettlement impacts indicates that there would be little permanent land loss and no house demolition. All impacts (canals and ditches, farm access roads, tube wells, etc.) will be within the villages on land that remains under village ownership, so no formal land acquisition will be necessary. The impact of land loss, temporary or permanent, to each affected household will be minor, as construction will mainly upgrade and use existing structures. Most land that will be needed temporarily or permanently for the project will be compensated through land adjustments in the villages.
Indigenous Peoples According to a preliminary screening, sizeable ethnic minority populations live in about 16 counties in Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Yunnan provinces and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and are among the project beneficiaries. Based on the social assessment, the project is not expected to have significant negative impacts on ethnic minorities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project preparation technical assistance (PPTA) team conducted rural household interviews, including key informant interviews and female focus group discussions. The project will support capacity development for public consultation and participatory planning targeting the project management office and local communities in the subproject areas.
During Project Implementation Integral features of the project are increased C&P through the formation and/or strengthening of farmer professional associations (FPAs) and water users associations (WUAs) to (i) improve governance and management of water resources, and (ii) make O&M more efficient through the involvement of the primary stakeholders. To facilitate interaction among stakeholder groups and improve project planning and implementation, the design of the participation strategy stresses gender equality; and includes three elements: (i) Information sharing--stakeholders will not be able to provide meaningful participation if they are not fully informed about the objectives and intended outcomes of the project; (ii) consultation will be held with primary stakeholders to let them participate in the preliminary and detailed design, formation and/or strengthening of FPAs and WUAs; and O&M implementation where WUAs will have primary responsibility for irrigation management; and (iii) public meetings and stakeholder panels will provide forums for collaboration in decision making. If mitigation of negative impacts is required, consultation will be conducted and monitored, particularly under the implementation of the resettlement plans and the ethnic minority development plans (EMDPs). The EMDPs will particularly ensure that ethnic minorities are consulted and can actively participate in the project.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services required for the project will be financed by the counterpart funds, and will follow the government procedures and regulations on use of the consulting services. The terms of reference for the consulting services will be developed and consultants recruited by SOCAD and POCADs according to needs.
Procurement All ADB-financed procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Major contracts for goods valued at $1 million equivalent or more will be awarded through ADB's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures. Smaller contract packages for goods valued at less than $1 million equivalent will be procured following national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures in accordance with the PRC's Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed upon with ADB. Civil works contracts estimated to cost $10 million equivalent or more will be procured using ICB procedures, while those costing less than $10 million equivalent will be procured using NCB procedures. The shopping method will be allowed for contracts valued at $100,000 equivalent or less for civil works and for goods. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in procurement documents and contracts.
Responsible ADB Officer Takeshi Ueda
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
State Office for Comprehensive Agricultural Devt3# Nan San Xiang, Sanli He
Xi Cheng District, Beijing 100820
PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 25 Mar 2011 to 08 Apr 2011
MRM 07 Sep 2011
Approval 20 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Loan 2943-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Nov 2012 05 Dec 2012 14 Mar 2013 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 354.83 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 20 Nov 2012 51.70 0.00 26%
Counterpart 154.83 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Nov 2012 24.54 0.00 12%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project: Dumeng County, Heilongjiang Province Ethnic Minority Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Dec 2013
Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project: Dunhua City, Jilin Province Ethnic Minority Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jul 2013
Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project: Helong County, Jilin Province Ethnic Minority Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jun 2013
Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project: Hailin City, Heilongjiang Province Ethnic Minority Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jun 2013
Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Sep 2011
Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project (Draft) Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2011
Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project Resettlement Planning Documents Sep 2011

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