Pakistan: Punjab Basmati Rice Value Chain

Sovereign Project | 47166-001 Status: Active

Summary

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Title Date
Punjab Basmati Rice Value Chain Dec 2013

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Project Name Punjab Basmati Rice Value Chain
Project Number 47166-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8578-PAK: Punjab Basmati Rice Value Chain
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production

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

Project Outcome

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

ongoing

ongoing

ongoing

ongoing

ongoing

5 grant proposal have been approved

cost not included in the project

at planning stage

no progress

no progress

costs not included in the project

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB fielded a TA consultation mission during 26 February 5 March 2013 to identify key challenges and opportunities for basmati rice value chain development in Punjab, and a fact-finding mission during 18 23 August 2013 to finalize the TA design and its implementation arrangements. The missions consulted and interacted with the Economic Affairs Division; Pakistan Agricultural Research Council; National Agricultural Research Center; Planning and Development Department, Punjab; Finance Department, Punjab; Department of Agriculture, Punjab; Punjab Agricultural Research Board; Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku; National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering; Nuclear Institute for Agriculture & Biology; basmati rice farmers, traders, exporters, private associations; the International Rice Research Institute and development partners.
During Project Implementation Punjab Agricultural Research Board; Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku; National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering; Nuclear Institute for Agriculture & Biology; basmati rice farmers; private service providers; and the International Rice Research Institute will actively participate in the TA implementation. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council will support TA evaluation. Economic Affairs Division; Pakistan Agricultural Research Council; National Agricultural Research Center; Finance Department, Punjab; and Department of Agriculture, Punjab will be consulted for policy issues.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA requires 24 person-months of international consulting services on plant breeding, biotechnology, and agriculture engineering, and 27 person-months of national consulting services on TA coordination support. ADB will engage IRRI in providing the international consulting services using single source selection because of IRRI's long track record and internationally recognized research, training, and knowledge transfer works in developing new rice varieties and rice crop management techniques that help rice farmers improve the yield and quality of their rice in an environmentally sustainable way. Single source selection is further justified since the TA requires the provision of specific germplasm from IRRI to Pakistan. ADB will engage the national TA coordinator on an individual basis.
Procurement N/A

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Donneth Walton
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Punjab Agricultural Research Board
3rd Floor, ZTBL Building, 47 Mall Road, Lahore, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 May 2013
Fact Finding 18 Aug 2013 to 23 Aug 2013
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2015

TA 8578-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 06 Mar 2014 06 Mar 2014 31 Dec 2016 06 Feb 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 13 Dec 2013 180,714.35
Title Document Type Document Date
Punjab Basmati Rice Value Chain Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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