Project Name
Olam Global Agri Food Security Support Project
Project Number
56198-001
Borrower / Company
  • Olam Global Agri Private Limited
  • Olam Global Agri Treasury Private Limited
  • Olam Group Limited
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Viet Nam
Location
Bangladesh - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Type or Modality of Assistance
Approval Number Facility Fund Source Amount Status
4282 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 80.00 million Approved
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agro-industry, marketing, and trade

Gender
Some gender elements
Project Sponsor(s)
    Description
    ADB proposes to provide a loan facility of up to $80 million to Olam Global Agri Private Limited (OGA) and Olam Global Agri Treasury Private Limited (OGTPL). The loan will be guaranteed by the ultimate holding company Olam Group Limited (OGL). The use of loan proceeds will be earmarked for working capital in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Viet Nam. The facility will have a maturity of 3 years.
    Objectives and Scope
    The project will support the populations in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal by increasing access to essential food staples (wheat and pulses) and thus supporting food security. In addition, the project will support the livelihoods of smallholder rice farmers in India, Pakistan, and Viet Nam by financing rice exports from these countries. Disruptions to supply chains caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine have induced a commodity supercycle leading to increased food insecurity for populations dependent on food imports and for smallholder farmers whose livelihoods are under threat due to increased input prices.
    Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

    The project is aligned with ADB recently announced $14 billion initiative to support long-term food security in the Asia and Pacific region over 2022 to 2025. The project is also aligned with ADB Strategy 2030, which calls for ADB to increase financing for agribusiness and promote gender equality in at least 75% ADB committed operations (by number) by 2030. The project is aligned with the Operational Plan for Private Sector Operations, 2019 to 2024, which calls for working with tier 1 agribusinesses because of the potential widespread impact; consistent with ADB country partnership strategies for Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Viet Nam; and is aligned with the International Financial Institution Action Plan to Address Food Insecurity (goal 2), which calls for agribusiness lending for staple food working capital and liquidity.

    The project is consistent with Strategy 2030 operational plans for operational priority (OP) 1: addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, by supporting smallholder farmer livelihoods; OP 2: accelerating progress in gender equality, by supporting women workers and farmers; OP 5: promoting rural development and food security, by helping to integrate farmers, agribusinesses, and consumers into efficient value chains. As a regional project supporting cross-border trade benefiting six DMCs, it is consistent with OP 7: fostering regional cooperation and integration.

    Safeguard Categories

    Environment
    C
    Involuntary Resettlement
    C
    Indigenous Peoples
    C

    Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

    Environmental Aspects
    ADB has categorized the investment in compliance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) as category C for environment. Annual environment and social performance reports will be submitted to ADB to monitor compliance.
    Involuntary Resettlement
    ADB has categorized the investment in compliance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) as category C for involuntary resettlement. Annual environment and social performance reports will be submitted to ADB to monitor compliance.
    Indigenous Peoples
    ADB has categorized the investment in compliance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) as category C for indigenous peoples. Annual environment and social performance reports will be submitted to ADB to monitor compliance.
    Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

    Contact

    Responsible ADB Officer
    Noorullah
    Responsible ADB Division
    Office of the Director General, PSOD
    Responsible ADB Department
    Private Sector Operations Department

    Timetable for assistance design, processing, and implementation

    Concept Clearance
    -
    Credit Committee Meeting
    -
    Approval
    13 Dec 2022
    Last PDS Update
    13 Dec 2022
     
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