The Asian Development Bank is working with Maldives to help farmers in the 26 agricultural communities hardest hit by the 2004 tsunami. This project is helping to restart agricultural livelihood activities and raising the quality of life above pre-tsunami levels.
|Project Name||Restoration of Livelihoods of the Tsunami-Affected Fishers and Farmers|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural production
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objective of the Project is to enable farmers in the 26 worst affected agricultural communities to restart their agricultural livelihood activities in order to raise their quality of life above pre-tsunami levels. The project also aims to incrase the participation of community based organizations (CBO) in the farming activities in beneficiary communities. The proposed components are: (i) provision of agriculture inputs and equipment, (ii) provision of working capital, (iii) training and extension services, and (iv) project management.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
1.Enable farmers in the 26 most affected agricultural communities to restart their agricultural livelihood activities in order to raise their quality of life above pre-tsunami levels.
2. Increase the participation of community-based organization (CBOs) in farm activities in beneficiary communities
|Description of Outcome||
1. 100% restoration of farm livelihoods for 390 farm households in the 26 most affected islands
2. Higher productivity in comparison with pre-tsunami levels in 80% of beneficiary households
3. Training in community development and management provided to 26 CBOs
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Component A: Provision of Agriculture Inputs and Equipment
Component B: Provision of Working Capital
Component C: Training and Extension Services
Component D: Grant Management
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Domestic Agronomist (24 person-months) and Community Development specialist (12 person-months)|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tayyab, Ahsan|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
66032EXTRES [email protected]
Republic of the Maldives
|Concept Clearance||11 Mar 2005|
|Fact Finding||01 Feb 2005 to 10 Feb 2005|
|Approval||29 Apr 2005|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||19 Mar 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Apr 2005||05 May 2005||05 May 2005||30 Apr 2007||04 May 2009||11 May 2011|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||1.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||29 Apr 2005||0.00||0.62||62%|
|Cofinancing||1.00||29 Apr 2005||0.00||0.62||62%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Restoration of Livelihoods of the Tsunami-Affected Farmers in the Maldives (Financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction)||Grant Assistance Reports||Apr 2005|
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