The objective of the Project is to increase incomes of about 10,000 farm households through increased agricultural production and crop diversification, resulting from investment in irrigation infrastructure and measures to promote user participation in project development or improvement and subsequent system management. The participatory process will facilitate building the capacity of self-reliant IAs to undertake O&M of their irrigation systems. The Project will also improve general living standards of farming communities by improving the road network leading to better access to markets. The Project also provides for improved management of degraded watersheds, resettlement of populations displaced by reservoir impoundment, measures to control schistosomiasis and development of indigenous people.
|Project Name||Southern Philippines Irrigation Sector|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture and Natural Resources - Irrigation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objective of the Project is to increase incomes of about 10,000 farm households through increased agricultural production and crop diversification, resulting from investment in irrigation infrastructure and measures to promote user participation in project development or improvement and subsequent system management. The participatory process will facilitate building the capacity of self-reliant IAs to undertake O&M of their irrigation systems. The Project will also improve general living standards of farming communities by improving the road network leading to better access to markets. The Project also provides for improved management of degraded watersheds, resettlement of populations displaced by reservoir impoundment, measures to control schistosomiasis and development of indigenous people. The Project includes the following mutually self-supporting components which have been based on extensive consultations with the beneficiaries and other stakeholders: (i) participation and transfer; (ii) physical infrastructure; (iii) environmental and social measures; and (iv) Project management.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Government's key development objective is reduction of poverty in rural areas through increased farm productivity and diversification of the rural economy. To support the Government's objective, the Bank's strategic approach to poverty reduction in the Philippines includes, inter alia, rural development through development of new irrigation systems, improvement of existing irrigation systems, strengthening O&M, provision of agricultural support services and inputs, and the development and implementation of mechanisms for more effective participation and irrigators' associations (IAs) capacity building. Investments in irrigation and associated human resource development are considered an effective intervention to reduce poverty and improve the standard of living of poor agrarian communities which have suffered from the financial crisis and El Nino-induced drought. The proposed Project will have a positive impact on agricutural production and poverty reduction. The Project provides an ideal setting for addressing poverty reduction, in accordance with the Government's and the Bank's strategies, in view of the higher incidence of poverty in the Project area.
The Project as a key element of ADB's operational partnership with Philippines supports the rehabilitation of irrigation schemes, and local government and community organizations to manage these systems.
|Impact||Increase agricultural production and crop diversification through user participation in irrigation development or improvement projects and subsequent system management. Enhance rural incomes in the southern Philippines from P8,000 to P12,500 (1998 price) by 2005 in the Project area.|
|Description of Outcome||Increase agricultural production and crop diversification through user participation in irrigation development or improvement projects and subsequent system management.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Based on an initial assessment, in Calayagon CIS, per capita income increased to P16,460, while in Gibong RB RIS, cropping intensity increased to 3.63 t/ha and 4.91 t/ha in wet and dry season, respectively; in Calayagon CIS, cropping intensity are 3.74 t/ha and 3.68 t/ha in wet and dry season. These indicate that the project's objective will be met with the completion of the selected subprojects.
Actual irrigated in the last cropping season in the period January-August 2009 is 3,645 hectares or about 55% of the actual area generated and rehabilitated (area where new irrigation facilities are provided and existing facilities rehabilitated).
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Participation and Transfer
Irrigators' Association (IA) organization and capacity building
Genuine user participation
Transfer of completed systems to IAs
2. Physical Infrastructure
Communal irrigation systems
National irrigation systems
Small reservoir irrigation systems
3. Environmental and Social Measures
Indigenous peoples development plan
4. Project Management
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The Project has been physically completed on 30 June 2010, with some remaining minor works to be undertaken by the Government after the said date. Since 15 October 2010, the Executing Agency commenced activities in gathering data for preparation of its Project Completion Report which will be submitted to ADB in early 2011. Subsequently, ADB will do conduct a Project Completion Review mission.
1. The IAs are all organized and registered with the SEC in the core subprojects; and construction MOAs for each core subproject have been signed. In the non-core subprojects farmer-beneficiaries formed into informal groups in the new areas and TSAGs activated in the existing systems to facilitate group activities and capacity building. SMAD (Systems Management and Agricultural Development) in Gibong Right Bank, Calayagon and Can-asujan subprojects are ongoing while in other subprojects are in the preparatory stage. Two core subprojects are under joint management system (JSM) and moving towards JSM 2.
2. Construction of 1 CIS and 1 SRIS have been completed while 1 CIS, 5 NIS and 2 SRIS are in various stages of project implementation; 18.53 km access roads have been constructed
3. Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) of all the subprojects have been completed while ECC compliance still ongoing; MMT (Multi-Partite Moitoring Teams) activities ongoing and in various stages; Watershed Management Plan (WMP) and LARPs are in various stages of preparation and implementation. Schistosomiasis control activites have been completed, except in Lanao/ARMM. The certificate of precondition for the Baobo SP has been issued by the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP). For the Cantillan SP, no certificate was issued because the Memorandum of Agreement among the tribal leaders, DENR, and LGUs was not signed. For Aclan-Amontay, no certification was issued since the LGU, who has responsibility over this subproject lack funds to undertake it.
4. Core staff continuously focused on activities such as (i) combining and integrating approach to the planning and programming of the subprojects infrastructure development with participation and transfer component, and the compilation of activity specification for the project implementation manual covering feasibility study and detailed engineering design; (ii) reviewing and revising the action plan considering the revised costing to support SPMOs activities for 3 core-subprojects and 10 non-core subprojects; (iii) continuing facilitation of the utilization of the imprest fund account of the project; and (iv) continuing the coordination activities with the other various offices of the agencies concerned in the Project.
|Geographical Location||The Project area covers four regions in the Southern Philippines: (i) the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM); (ii) Caraga; (iii) Region VI (Western Visayas); and (iv) Region VII (Central Visayas).|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||Pro-poor project interventions are being implemented following participatory approaches which include targeted women programs.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Beneficiaries participated in the planning and consultation through the irrigators' associations and nongovernment organizations.|
|During Project Implementation||
Beneficiaries are involved in the implementation of the Project and operation and maintenance of completed infrastructure.
Extensive field level consultations were conducted as part of project participatory process.
|Consulting Services||The Project will require a total of 145 person-months of international consultant services in the areas of irrigation management (team leader), community development, dam engineering and geology, participatory training, irrigation agronomy, and environment, and 273 person-months of domestic expertise in institutional development, hydrology, environment, rural sociology, agricultural economics, sprinkler engineering, hydraulic engineering, fisheries, watershed, monitoring and evaluation, irrigation management, agriculture, and community development. The consultants has already been fielded.|
|Procurement||All procurement of goods and services to be financed by the Bank will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works contracts will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding among prequalified bidders and by small package contracts and force accounts in accordance with the Borrower's procedures satisfactory to the Bank. Equipment and materials will be procured through international competitive bidding (ICB), international shopping, and local competitive bidding (LCB).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Bui, Giap Minh|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Department of Finance
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines National Irrigation Administration
Engineer Carlos S. Salazar
EDSA, Diliman Quezon City Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur
Agusan del Sur
|Concept Clearance||05 Mar 1993|
|Fact Finding||19 May 1998 to 27 May 1998|
|MRM||26 Jun 1998|
|Approval||18 Dec 1998|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||11 Dec 2006|
|Last PDS Update||06 Jun 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Dec 1998||01 Mar 1999||29 Oct 1999||30 Jun 2006||30 Jun 2010||30 Jun 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||101.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||60.00||18 Dec 1998||39.24||0.00||78%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||18 Dec 1998||50.01||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Philippines: Southern Philippines Irrigation Sector Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2013|
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