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

Sovereign Project | 47300-002 Status: Approved


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Loan Implementation Consultant 29 Feb 2016

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Project Name Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
Project Number 47300-002
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance 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
Asian Development Fund US$ 21.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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
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 The Loan Agreement was signed on 19 January 2015 and the Project was declared effective on 2 March 2015. The Inception Mission, fielded on 2-8 September 2015, discussed detailed project implementation arrangements. The Project has begun with the recruitment of individual start-up consultants and preparation of bid documents for goods and small-scale works.
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)

- The Project is still in the start-up stage and activities under Outputs 1 and 2 have not begun.

The Project is focusing on training and preparing Smallholder Livestock Production and Marketing Groups to access credit facilities.

- The EA will revise the project implementation plan to include detailed activities, responsibilities, and budget allocations for the next 12 months. This will be updated accordingly upon mobilization of the Loan Implementation Consultants.

- A training program on resettlement and indigenous peoples will be conducted for government staff involved in the preparation and implementation of the resettlement plans and the ethinic group development plans.

- The design of the Project Performance Management System is ongoing.

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 Sisavanh Phanouvong
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry-Irrigation Dep
DIDMP, Irrigation Department, Ministry
of Agriculture and Forestry
P.O.Box 5192, Chao Anou Road
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 23 Sep 2015

Loan 3198-LAO

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 21.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.00 24 Nov 2014 0.95 0.00 5%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2014 1.25 0.00 6%

Safeguard Documents

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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

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