Project Name Agriculture Area Development
Project Number 30320-013
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1726-KGZ: Agriculture Area Development
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 36.00 million
TA 3347-KGZ: Institutional Strengthening in Planning and Management of Agricultural Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural production

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The long-term development goal of the Project is to increase the incomes of farmers in Chui Oblast. The immediate project objective is to increase farm productivity and profitability in selected areas. Within the Chui Oblast, the Project will focus initially on selected geographical areas that coincide with the boundaries of the former state and collective farms. While selection criteria are identified, participation will depend on the demand, capability, and willingness of individual enterprises. There are four components: (i) farm development, (ii) drainage and irrigation, (iii) development of private sector market and input supply services, and (iv) project management. The Project will provide on-the-job training and other training to increase the understanding and level of skills of farmers and enterpreneurs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The crop, livestock, and agro-industrial subsectors are continuing to experience substantial adjustments, partly in response to the ongoing reforms in the agriculture sector. The sector reforms are continuing and progress in their effective implementation has been variable across the regions. The result is that agriculture, despite the upturn in recent years, is underperforming as many of the farms and agroprocessing facilities are not operating efficiently and are not financially viable. A concentrated and coordinated focus on key constraints at farm level to bring together and enhance the impact of ongoing and planned investment projects will be adopted. A regional/area focussed approach will ensure the effective coordination of the Project with other activities. The challenge of the Project is to integrate the various supporting initiatives into a coordinated agriculture development program aimed at clearly supporting the key investment needs and related linkages between public sector investment and private sector initiatives.

ADB's country operational strategy emphasizes (i) support for the Government's reform activities and strengthening of its development management; (ii) encouraging the creation of a new structure for output and capacity by the private sector through investment and job creation; and (iii) arresting the rapid deterioration in the long-term potential of the country by investing in physical infrastructure and human resource development, and also by selective interventions to protect and rehabilitate the environment. Within this strategic framework, ADB's program in agriculture requires an integrated mix of policy reform, capacity building, and selective key investments. The Project focuses on investment with some capacity building. The Project is consistent with the country operational strategy and ADB's strategic development objective of economic growth. The Project also meets the operational priorities of the Government.


Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Chui Oblast (region)

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services


- Enterprise Development Specialist

- Farm Management Specialist

- Agricultural Marketing Specialist

- Irrigation Engineer

- Contract Specialist

- unspecified short-term assistance

Local Consultants:

- Project Manager

- Accountant

- Enterprise Development Specialist

- Farm Management Specialist

- Sociologist

- Agricultural Marketing Specialist

- Rural Advisory Development Service consultants

Procurement Goods and services to be procured include office furniture and equipment, vehicles and drainage and irrigation equipment. Method of procurement include international competitive bidding, international shopping and direct purchase.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tambunan, Binsar P.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
Mr. E. Asanov
Ul. Kievskaya 96A
Bishkek 720300, Kyrgyz Republic


Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 01 Mar 1999 to 26 Mar 1999
MRM 01 Sep 1999
Approval 20 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2009

Loan 1726-KGZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 1999 16 May 2000 01 Sep 2000 31 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2009 17 Dec 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 36.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 36.00 20 Dec 1999 37.87 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Dec 1999 38.83 0.00 100%

TA 3347-KGZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 1999 18 Jan 2000 18 Jan 2000 30 Jun 2002 31 Jan 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 20 Dec 1999 686,622.89

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