45259-001: Enhanced Value Chains | Asian Development Bank

Afghanistan: Enhanced Value Chains

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45259-001 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Afghanistan to increase the incomes of vegetable farmers  in Bamyan, Kabul, and Panjsheer provinces, as well as oilseed producers  in Nangahar and Balkh provinces. The project is helping farmers store potatoes and onions more efficiently so there is less waste. It is also establishing two oil-processing facilities in Jalalabad and Mazar-e-Sharif to produce high-quality edible oil for human consumption.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ayubi, Mohammad Hanif Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Afghanistan
Modality
  • Grant
 
Project Name Enhanced Value Chains
Project Number 45259-001
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources / Agricultural production

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

(i) The project has achived more than its target and 11896 farmers have been trained from. out of this 9428 were male and 2468 (20%) were female beneficiaries.

(ii) Consulting firm has been recruited and guidelines developed with translation to local languages.

(iii) TOT workshop for trainers and ToF to beneficiaries are conducted.

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

(i) The project has achieved more than its target and 12,258 farmers have been trained where 20% were female beneficiaries.

(ii) Consulting firm was recruited and guidelines developed with translation to local languages.

(iii) TOT workshop for trainers and ToF to beneficiaries were conducted.

Baseline surveys completed Q1 2014, while reduction in loses of onion storage has been determined where the stored onions are produced to market, and current assessment shows that it is reduced to 2% loses, while further assessment is planned by end of this year to determine the exact percentage of reduction in loses.

1. With establishment of additional potato storage the farmer beneficiaries now have the opportunity to store their potato with reduced post harvest losses.

2. Baseline surveys completed and the feasibility study report shows that the losses in potato storage as of now reduced from 40% to 3%.

2. It is planned to have project outcome and impact assessment to determine the exact reduction of loses over the constructed storage.

1. Contracts for the supply of equipment and for civil works awarded in March and May 2014, respectively.

3. the price has been increase from AF70/liter, while currently it is sold out at Afs 100.

2. Civil works and equipment installation are completed, an assessment of the price impact to be done this year.

3. Both companies were supported to participate in Agricultural Exhibition in Kabul in order to establish market linkages with edible oil trader at national level.

1.All civil works, goods and consultants contracts are awarded.

2. Contracts for a feasibility study, impact assessment, and project operational activities have been awarded. The feasibility study consulting services package in 7 provinces (where there is potential for increase in vegetables and fruit production and productivity), has been.

Achieved. M&E plan established in Q2 2014

Ongoing. Quarterly reports submitted on-time.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project will construct on-farm and community level vegetable storages (potatoes, onions). The project will provide additional equipment to further refine edible oil to improve quality for human consumption. The project will not increase oil processing capacity. Development of any facilities that may have a negative impact on the Environment will be excluded. Based on the REA checklists the Project has been categorized C therefore, no Environmental Assessment is required.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will improve the value chains of selected agricultural commodities. Project activities will include construction of on farm and post-harvest facilities (eg. poultry layer facilities, cool rooms, grading equipment). A set of criteria will be established to assess feasibility of facility interventions. Proposed facilities or construction activities that have potential for involuntary land acquisition and resettlement will be excluded from the project. Procedures for voluntary land donation will be prepared to be applied by the implementing consultant.
Indigenous Peoples The project will improve the value chains of selected agricultural commodities. Project activities will include construction of on farm and post-harvest facilities (eg. poultry layer facilities, cool rooms, grading equipment). The project will not trigger the application of ADB SPS (2009) on Indigenous People. Farmers from various ethnic backgrounds will benefits from the improved chain of rural commodities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project concept is based on a proposal by Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock discussed initially between the Afghanistan Resident Mission, the Embassy of Japan in Kabul and representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency based in Afghanistan.
During Project Implementation The project is ongoing and at the middle stages of implementation. Stakeholders consultation is done by the PMU.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Feasibility studies - $360,000 (ICS)

M&E specialist - $150,000 (ICS)

Implementing partner consulting firm - $1,096,000 (QCBS)

Financial systems specialist - $60,000 (ICS)

M&E specialist - $45,000 (ICS)

Audit - $40,000 (LCS)

Procurement

Oil refining equipment - $1,400,000 (ICB)

Oil refining storage facilities - $600,000 (NCB)

Pilot on-farm storages - $320,000 (shopping)

Pilot community storages - $250,000 (shopping)

On-farm demonstration equipment - $360,000 (shopping)

Equity scheme (on-farm storages) - $10,475,000 (community participation)

Responsible ADB Officer Ayubi, Mohammad Hanif
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
[email protected]
Pashtunistan Watt,
Kabul,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2017

Grant 9167-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Sep 2012 21 Nov 2012 21 Nov 2012 31 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.98 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 19 Sep 2012 0.00 18.17 98%
Counterpart 10.98 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Sep 2012 0.00 19.85 107%

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Procurement Plan