|Project Name||Shifting Cultivation Stabilization|
|Country||Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|Location||Xam Neua district of Houaphanh|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|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|
|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|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|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
|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|
|Lao People's Democratic Republic: Shifting Cultivation Stabilization Pilot Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2008|
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