Project Name Agrarian Reform Communities
Project Number 30540-013
Country Philippines
Location the Project covers 33 provinces in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and ARMM.
Approval Number 1667
Type or Modality of Assistance
1667 OCR US$ 93.16 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The Project will increase the income of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs), improve their quality of life by providing basic infrastructure and development support services, and increase agricultural production. Out of 984 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) nationwide, the Project will assist about 140 ARCs, selected on the basis of comprehensive criteria. The Project has four components: (a) Rural Infrastructure which includes access infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.; communal irrigation; and potable water supply; (b) Land Survey for about 100,000 ha public lands; (c) Development Support Services, namely, for Agriculture, Rural Enterprise, Community and Institutional Development. In addition, credit will be provided by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) from its own resources for agricultural production and enterprise investments; and (d) Project Management and Capacity Building.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ARC strategy is in line with the decentralization efforts of the Government.

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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 169 person-months specialized services from domestic consultants, and 48 contractual domestic professionals are required for the duration of the Project.
Procurement Goods and services for the Project will be procured in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. For civil works, procurement will mainly be undertaken by local competitive bidding. Small, relatively straightforward civil works may be undertaken by LGUs under force account.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 03 Dec 1997
Approval 18 Dec 1998
PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 15 Apr 2008

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