Project Name Northwest Agriculture Development Project
Project Number 32193-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3230-BAN: Northwest Agriculture Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to formulate a project for accelerating economic activities in agriculture in the northwest region by transforming subsistence agriculture into market oriented farm production in response to the opening of Bangabandu (Jamuna) Bridge that has created new opportunities in the region. The output of the TA will be a detailed proposal for possible external financing of the proposed investment project The Project will (i) raise yield of rice, wheat, maize, and horticulture crops by ensuring timely availability of quality inputs through expansion and development of existing seed supply facilities, especially those in private sector; (ii) establish appropriate credit delivery mechanism to promote agricultural development and agribusiness and provide credits to farmers and entrepreneurs in the region through such mechanism; (iii) promote extension services for crop intensification/diversification and aquaculture on a contract or partnership basis to provide the best services during proven technology; (iv) improve marketing systems including establishment of reliable market information system, improvement of packaging and post-harvest facilities and market development for high value fruit and vegetable for the domestic and export markets; and (v) establish a decentralized authority in Bogra that will coordinate the support and inputs of a range of Government agencies and NGOs expected to be involved under the Project.
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 Northwest region of Bangladesh

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 A total of 39 person-months of consulting services, 22 person-months of international exterise and 17 person-months of domesic expertise will be required to prepare a project proposal suitable for external financing.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tayyab, Ahsan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture
M. A. M. M. Shawkat Ali, Secretary
714, West Nakhalpara Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 18 Mar 1998
Fact Finding 20 Apr 1999 to 03 May 1999
Approval 26 Jul 1999
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Feb 2007

TA 3230-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jul 1999 26 Sep 1999 26 Sep 1999 - 31 Jul 2000 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 26 Jul 1999 465,467.00

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