Philippines: Agribusiness Development Assistance for Smallholders in Mindanao

Sovereign Project | 44359-012

Summary

The JFPR Grant for Agribusiness Development Assistance for Smallholders in Mindanao is to be implemented in relation with Loan 2465-PHI: Agrarian Reform Communities Project II, and has a long-term objective of improved smallholder income in Mindanao, Philippines. The immediate objective is sustainable agribusiness support for smallholder development in Mindanao including communities in the proposed Bangsamoro autonomous area.

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Project Name Agribusiness Development Assistance for Smallholders in Mindanao
Project Number 44359-012
Country Philippines
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9169-PHI: Agribusiness Development Assistance for Smallholders in Mindanao
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural production
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The JFPR Grant for Agribusiness Development Assistance for Smallholders in Mindanao is to be implemented in relation with Loan 2465-PHI: Agrarian Reform Communities Project II, and has a long-term objective of improved smallholder income in Mindanao, Philippines. The immediate objective is sustainable agribusiness support for smallholder development in Mindanao including communities in the proposed Bangsamoro autonomous area.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed a Framework Agreement on 15 October 2012. Under this Agreement, a Transition Commission will be created to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, creating Bangsomoro as the new autonomous political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The signing of the Framework Agreement is a crucial part of the government's roadmap for establishing peace and political stability in Mindanao. This JFPR will contribute to the Government's roadmap for establishing peace and political stability in Mindanao.
Impact Improved smallholder income in Mindanao, Philippines
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable agribusiness support for smallholder development in Mindanao
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Agribusinesses models for smallholders supported

An apex institution for smallholders established

Feasibility studies for increasing agribusiness development for smallholders prepared

Effective project management and coordination

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The categorization will be revisited and regularly monitored for potential changes during the Project implementation, especially during the preparation of the detailed feasibility studies for each agribusiness subproject.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will work in the lands owned by agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) that have been cleared by the Department of Agrarian Reform.
Indigenous Peoples

The project will work in the lands owned by agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) that have been cleared by the Department of Agrarian Reform.

When the Feasibility Study is completed, status and categorization of IP will be revisited, including preparation of BCS.

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During Project Design

The Grant Paper that was approved has the Development Bank of the Philippines as the executing agency, and the Al Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines as the implementing agency for the JFPR Project.

Changes in project implementation arrangements were discussed among the agencies concerned. ADB has approved the minor changes in implementation arrangements on 10 March 2014, with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to serve as the Executing Agency, and government banks and financial institutions to serve as the implementing agencies for the JFPR Project.

The Letter of Agreement has been revised to incorporate the changes in implementation arrangements, and is under review by the counsel.

During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services tbd
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Marzia Mongiorgi-Lorenzo
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Agrarian ReformQuezon Memorial Circle
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel No. 99-70-31
Development Bank of the PhilippinesSen. Gil J. Puyat St.
Makati, Metro Manila
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Jun 2010
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

Grant 9169-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2012 - - 30 Sep 2016 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 11 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%

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