The TA will help prepare the detailed project reports (DPRs) for 2 end-to-end value chains each for the States of Bihar and Maharashtra, with one value chain including approximately up to 50on-farm centers, up to 3 agribusiness centers, and up to 2 perishable cargo centers (one at airport and one at railway, as appropriate). The 4 value chains developed in the DPRs would constitute the investments to be funded under the first tranche of the proposed multitranche financing facility for the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Project for Bihar and Maharashtra.
|Project Name||Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program (Phase 2)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA will help prepare the detailed project reports (DPRs) for 2 end-to-end value chains each for the States of Bihar and Maharashtra, with one value chain including approximately up to 50on-farm centers, up to 3 agribusiness centers, and up to 2 perishable cargo centers (one at airport and one at railway, as appropriate). The 4 value chains developed in the DPRs would constitute the investments to be funded under the first tranche of the proposed multitranche financing facility for the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Project for Bihar and Maharashtra.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Encouraging market-driven agribusiness and the formation of modern agricultural value chains has been a strategic priority in the Government development plans. The agriculture sector is the core of the 11th Five-Year Plan (2008-2012), where diversification aand augmenting and modernizing rural infrastructure are considered as major elements in accelerating agricultural growth and developmen of rural areas. In line with the increased emphasis being given in the 11th FYP to the agriculture and rural development, ADB, in its new country strategy that is being prepared, plans to enhance its role in this area in the years ahead.|
|Impact||The overall impact of the 2nd phase PPTA will be increased private sector investment in and enhanced integration of small farmers, including female farmers, into agricultural value chains for high value crops of Bihar and Maharashtra.|
|Description of Outcome||The outcome of the 2nd phase PPTA will be a project design that the Government of India and ADB will have agreed upon to be financed by the first tranche of the MFF under AIDP.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
The 2nd phase PPTA output is expected by the middle of June 2009 and will be a final report comprising of the following: (i) assessment of the market demand/supply for different agricultural value chains to dentify specific location and product-specific infrastructure and facilities gaps; (ii) identification of the project components for each of the selected value chains; and (iii) the DPRs for 4 end-to-end agricultural value chains, 2 per state. The DPRs will include per each value chain the following:
(i) Options analysis followed by detailed feasibility studies, such as technical feasibility (component sizing and costing), environmental and social acceptability, financial feasibility, legal and institutional issues.
(ii) Risk assessment and proposed mitigation measures.
(iii) Project structuring for Public Private Partnership (PPP)
(iv) Detailed Project Costing and financing plan.
(v) Procurement Options and Plan.
(vi) Ownership structure of the various infrastructure along the value chain.
(vii) Land requirements and purchase methods, if required.
(viii) Identified pool of potential private players/investors to elicit responsive bids.
(ix) Bid and contract documents for the various infrastructures along the identified value chains.
(x) Monitoring and evaluation system for the project
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Bihar and Maharashtra|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The 2008 Country Programming Mission confirmed the Project with the Ministry of finance and Ministry of Agriculture. During the completed PPTA, state and central government agencies, as well as beneficiaries, farmers, the private sector, agro-processors, and other stakeholders were involved through (i) participatory planning workshops to conceptualize project components; and (ii) focus group discussions and consultation workshops to feedback the findings and recommendations of the designing team. The subject TA will hold further detailed discussions with the sector stakeholders and the pool of potential private sector investors through additional focus group discussions and meetings.|
|During Project Implementation||During the implementation of the TA, mainly the private sector stakeholders will be consulted for the preparation of the detailed projects reports of the identified value chains. A general Stakeholders' consultations to increase ownership of project by local rural communities were also carried out.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants' inputs will amount to 30 person-months (pm), 28 national and 2 international, for 2 dedicated teams for each state, consisting mainly of the following specialists: Agricultural Supply Chain Expert (6 pm); Infrastructure Specialists (Agricultural, Logistics, and Industrial Infrastructure) 7 pm; Cold Chain Expert (2 pm; Master Planner (2 pm); Project Finance/PPP (4pm); Legal/PPP Contracts Expert (3 pm); (viii) Social Development Specialist (2 pm); (ix) Environmentalist (2 pm). The TA will finance the services of consultants who will be engaged through a firm by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tayyab, Ahsan|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Department of Agriculture
Bihar, Patna Dept.of Cooperation & Agricultural Marketing
S. K. Goel
Sec_coop & [email protected]
Governemnt of Maharashtra, Mumbai, 400 032
|Concept Clearance||27 Oct 2008|
|Approval||10 Dec 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||27 Jan 2009|
|Last PDS Update||21 Jul 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Dec 2008||27 Apr 2009||27 Apr 2009||30 Jun 2009||31 Oct 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||250,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,250,000.00||10 Dec 2008||915,380.45|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Operationalising the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program-Phase II (Maharashtra) Part 2||Consultants' Reports||Apr 2010|
|Operationalising the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program-Phase II (Maharashtra)||Consultants' Reports||Apr 2010|
|Operationalising the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program-Phase II (Bihar) Part 1||Consultants' Reports||Mar 2010|
|Operationalising the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program-Phase II (Bihar) Part 2||Consultants' Reports||Mar 2010|
|Preparing the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program (Phase 2)||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2008|
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