Lao People's Democratic Republic: Shifting Cultivation Stabilization

Nonsovereign Project | 29210-013 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
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  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Name Shifting Cultivation Stabilization
Project Number 29210-013
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Location Xam Neua district of Houaphanh
Approval Number 1688
Type or Modality of Assistance
1688 ADF US$ 5.60 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 objectives of the Project are to improve the income of upland farmers and to conserve natural resources through establishment of diversified sedentary agriculture systems as alternatives to shifting cultivation and provision of basic rural infrastructure. The pilot Project area is covering two districts in Houaphanh Province where shifting cultivation is common. The total number of beneficiaries is estimated at 12,600 (2,100 households) who are mostly poor. The Project has the following components: (i) institutional strengthening and capacity building; (ii) diversified sedentary agriculture systems development; (iii) village-based development; (iv) rural infrastructure development, and (v) Project management.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 The consultants will be engaged in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the Bank on the engagement of domestic consultants. A total of 72 person-months of international consultants and 115 person-months of domestic consultants will be required to support Project staff in planning, monitoring, reporting, tender evaluation, and supervision of works; and in implementing Project activities concerned with participation, infrastructure, O&M, land acquisition, and environmental assessment and monitoring; and in developing specialized training programs for diversified sedentary agriculture systems development, animal health, animal nutrition and husbandry, pasture and forage development, fisheries development, agroforestry systems, non-timber forest products, and silviculture. The international consultants will include a team leader/agronomist, a land use planning and land allocation specialist, a marketing specialist, a veterinarian, an agroforestry specialist, a laboratory specialist, a livestock and pasture development specialist, and an environmental specialist. The domestic consultants will include an agronomist, a livestock specialist, an extension specialist, and an environmental specialist.
Procurement Procurement of goods and services will be in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Since contract packages will be small and scattered over a large area, all civil works will be undertaken through local competitive bidding procedures among prequalified local contractors. Small number of equipment and vehicles will be procured using international shopping, or direct purchase procedures, depending on the size of contracts.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 26 Jun 1998
Approval 11 May 1999
PDS Creation Date 27 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2006

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Title Document Type Document Date
Shifting Cultivation Stabilization Pilot Project Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2007

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Lao People's Democratic Republic: Shifting Cultivation Stabilization Pilot Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2008

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