Nepal: Agriculture Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 48218-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Agriculture Sector Development Program
Project Number 48218-001
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8690-NEP: Agriculture Sector Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
TA 8690-NEP: Agriculture Sector Development Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

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

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

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The stakeholders include (i) Ministry of Finance, (ii) Ministry of Agricultural Development, (iii) Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, (iv) Department of Local Infrastructure and Agricultural Roads (DOLIDAR), (v) Department of Agriculture, and (vi) National Agriculture Research System. At the district level, District Agriculture Development Offices and District Development Committees are other stakeholders of the project. Beneficiaries include farmers including women, poor and disadvantaged farmers, rural communities, entrepreneurs, extension workers and field personnel, and staff of executing agencies and implementing agencies. The project will not have any negative effect on the people. The beneficiaries will participate in consultation session during the design of the activities under investment component.
During Project Implementation The primary stakeholders such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agricultural Development and Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and their Departments such as Department of Agriculture, and DOLIDAR are already involved in the design of the program and due attention is being paid to inclusiveness of poor, vulnerable and excluded groups. The poor and excluded will be involved in the agriculture related activities under the investment component such as in the agriculture infrastructure improvement, rural connectivity, integration in value chain, employment during road upgrading, information dissemination and outreach on the agriculture extension services at the district and community levels and on nutrition and pilot crop insurance program to cover poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged farmers.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services ADB will recruit a team of consultants through a firm for a period of 5 months using quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with 90:10 quality-cost ratio and simplified technical proposals. Consultants will provide 18 international and 38 national person-months of inputs and will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
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Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ahsan Tayyab
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
The Government of Nepal
Singha Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 24 Jul 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Feb 2016

TA 8690-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jul 2014 31 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 31 Oct 2015 31 Oct 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 24 Jul 2014 514,311.19

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