|Project Name||Agrarian Reform Communities|
|Location||the Project covers 33 provinces in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and ARMM.|
|Type of ADB Assistance / Amount||
|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 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.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|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|
|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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