47300-002: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47300-002 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Phanouvong, Sisavanh Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
Project Number 47300-002
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
IFAD Grants US$ 5.00 million
Loan 3198-LAO: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 21.00 million
Loan: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
International Fund for Agricultural Development US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Livestock - Rural market infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increased incomes for smallholder livestock producers in the project areas.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased livestock sales from sustainable smallholder production in the project areas.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthened capacities of smallholders and other livestock value chain actors.

2. Livestock value chain infrastructure strengthened

3. Capacity to access credit improved

4. Project management enhanced

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

As of September 2017, the physical progress is estimated at 19% against an elapsed time of 34.2% Progresses on project outputs are as follows:

Output 1: Main activities implemented include (i) surveyed on existing livestock production groups and assessed the potential to become livestock production and marketing groups (LPMGs); (ii) completed training of provincial and district facilitators; (iii) established 57 LPMGs and provided trainings on group management and technical aspects; (iv) provided 26 scholarships and an internship support to students from project provinces; and (v) strengthened capacity of teachers at Northern Agriculture College on slaughterhouse and meat processing technical standards.

Output 2: Productive equipment and materials were procured and delivered to 57 pilot LPMGs. Sites for slaughter house construction were selected. Term of reference for engineering design firm for the slaughter house is being developed. Tendering process will be started in 2018.

Output 3: Initial activities were implemented to support the design of IFAD's Rural Financial Service Program (FSP). The FSP was approved by IFAD in December 2016 and became effective in March 2017. FSP's coordinator and staff at provincial and district levels have been appointed by the EA.

Output 4: Key achievements under this output include: (i) completed establishment of all project offices; (ii) completed mobilization of project staff and implementation consultants; (iii) completed preparation of project implementation manual; and (vi) completed training on procurement, financial management and accountings at all levels.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

Improvements in meat production, slaughtering, processing, and vending practices and infrastructure will have positive environmental impacts.

Additional training will be provided for NPMO and provincial project management office safeguard staff. The environmental assessment and review framework and list of responsibilities for environmental management will guide the government in carrying out an appropriate environmental assessment and taking corresponding measures to deal with potential environmental impacts. Environmental management plans will be prepared during project implementation when specific sites and designs are refined and confirmed.

Involuntary Resettlement Livestock value chain infrastructure may require small parcels of land that may affect some crops and structures but will not result in significant resettlement impacts. Interventions that would fall under category A will not be included in the project. The government and ADB have agreed on a resettlement framework that guides screening for involuntary resettlement impacts and sets out procedures, resources, and responsibilities for preparing resettlement plans for potential category B activities. Resettlement plans will be prepared during project implementation when specific sites and designs are refined and confirmed. Any required resettlement plans will be submitted to, and approved and monitored by, ADB before the selected activities are implemented. Compensation, allowances, operation and administration costs, surveys, monitoring, and reporting will be financed from the loan proceeds. An adequate budget for resettlement plan preparation and implementation will be allocated accordingly as well as provision of resettlement specialists.
Indigenous Peoples

Project activities will not cause involuntary changes in ethnic groups' livelihood systems, cultural practices, ancestral domains, food production

practices, or cultural cohesion; or unwanted dependence on external market forces. They will not lead to exclusion of any ethnic group. Possible negative impacts will be avoided if possible or will be compensated accordingly. Impacts are expected to be overwhelmingly positive since activities are for the economic and social improvement of the total population. Specific measures to deal with potential negative impacts and to encourage participation and contribution of ethnic groups require customized approaches and interventions. An ethnic group development framework agreed upon by the government and ADB was prepared and resources allocated for its implementation to guide the preparation of an ethnic group plan for potential category B subprojects based on ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The executing

and implementing agencies are experienced in carrying out such plans. No plans were prepared during the project preparatory technical assistance as specific project sites had not been confirmed. ADB will approve and monitor the plans before a subproject is implemented.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Undertaken.
During Project Implementation Consultation with stakeholders will be continued during implementation of the Project.
Responsible ADB Officer Phanouvong, Sisavanh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
[email protected]
Department of Livestock and Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 18 Aug 2014 to 01 Sep 2014
MRM 24 Sep 2014
Approval 24 Nov 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2017

Loan 3198-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2014 19 Jan 2015 02 Mar 2015 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.00 24 Nov 2014 6.75 0.00 34%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.00 24 Nov 2014 4.94 0.00 25%

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Ethnic Groups Development Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2014
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Sep 2014
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Capacity Building Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 02 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
National Project Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 02 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 22 Sep 2017 28 Sep 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Construction of 1 Chemistry Subject Room, 4 Student Dorms, 1 Toilet for Semi-Boarded Students in Cao Thang LSS, Tru Ng Khanh District, Cao Bang Province Loan 3198 05 Apr 2017 Various Various Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Irrigation Department Others 170861.3 170861.3
Loan Implementation Consultant Loan 3198 17 Mar 2017 Lao Consulting Group Ltd. 377 Lao Thai Rd, Ban Vatnak, Sisatanak D District, Vientiane, Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Irrigation Department Consultancy 3142680
Various Expenditure from 1 November to 31 December 2016 Loan 3198 17 Feb 2017 Various Various Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Irrigation Department Others 191153.9 191153.9

Procurement Plan