Philippines: Agribusiness Development Assistance for Smallholders in Mindanao

Sovereign Project | 44359-012 Status: Approved


The Asian Development Bank is working with the Philippines to increase the incomes of small farmers and other small land owners on the country’s southern island of Mindanao. The project is support business opportunities for small land holders with a focus on the predominantly Muslim areas. The project is assisting with project management for small farmers, conducting feasibility studies, and establishing an institution to assist small land holders.

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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
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural production

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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., as needed
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 (DAR).
Indigenous Peoples The project will work in the lands owned by ARBs that have been cleared by the DAR. Status and categorization of indigenous peoples will be revisited during Project implementation, as needed.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The original Paper 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 agreed with the Government. ADB subsequently approved a minor change in implementation arrangements on 10 March 2014, with the DAR as the executing agency, and Government banks and financial institutions as the implementing agencies.

The Letter of Agreement has been revised accordingly and under review by ADB. In April 2015, the executing agency) requested endorsement of the Grant Project from the National Economic and Development Authority for the purpose of securing official clearance from the Government. ADB awaits an update on the status of this Project's clearance for its effectiveness.

During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services tbd
Procurement tbd

Responsible Staff

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 Reform
Quezon Memorial Circle
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel No. 99-70-31
Development Bank of the Philippines
Sen. Gil J. Puyat St.
Makati, Metro Manila


Concept Clearance 14 Jun 2010
Fact Finding -
Approval 11 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 9169-PHI

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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