Cambodia: Climate Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program (Additional Financing)

Sovereign Project | 44321-014

On 24 September 2020, 16, the Global Agricultural and Food Security Program (GAFSP) approved an additional financing (AF) of $3.8 million to scale up several original project activities from the Climate Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program. The AF will support short- and medium-term responses to impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The AF will support the original project's development objectives, with a focus on women and youth who are the most vulnerable groups.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Leung, Leonard H.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Cambodia
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Climate Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program (Additional Financing)
Project Number 44321-014
Country Cambodia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Climate Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program (Additional Financing)
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program US$ 3.80 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

On 24 September 2020, 16, the Global Agricultural and Food Security Program (GAFSP) approved an additional financing (AF) of $3.8 million to scale up several original project activities from the Climate Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program. The AF will support short- and medium-term responses to impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The AF will support the original project's development objectives, with a focus on women and youth who are the most vulnerable groups. In particular, the AF will support the implementation of the following components of the original project: (i) Component 1: Raising Agricultural Productivity; (ii) Component 2: Linking Farmers to Markets; and (iii) Component 3: Reducing Risk and Vulnerability to: (a) improve synergies and maximize the development impacts; (b) avoid duplication and the risk of exceeding the absorptive capacity of the institutions in charge of agriculture and food security investments; and (c) utilize the existing implementation structure to realize faster disbursement.

The AF will result in: (i) supporting targeted agricultural cooperatives, making quality seeds accessible and affordable to farmers, and providing technologies for efficient use of agricultural inputs. This will increase farm productivity through farm mechanization, climate-proofing of paddy fields, and production and supply of quality seed; (ii) institutionalizing COVID-19 health and safety protocols in the rice value/supply chain through extension and technology transfer; (iii) strengthening linkages between buyers and rice seed and paddy producers through market facilitation; (iv) promoting mechanization to offset labour shortage; (v) providing technology extension support to farmers; and (vi) addressing farmers' indebtedness due to the economic shocks through weather insurance. In summary, the AF will reduce vulnerability of 22,000 smallholder rice farmers through improved supply of quality seeds, improved marked linkages, and piloting of weather insurance scheme.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The original project is addressing the problems affecting smallholder rice farmers: (i) poor seed quality; (ii) weak supply chain and weak market linkages for rice; (iii) indebtedness due to vulnerability to economic or climate shocks; (iv) limited access to credit; and (v) limited access to technology. The AF will support the original project's objectives. It is aligned with the Government's priorities in addressing the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and avoiding disruptions and uncertainties in the agricultural supply chains that post food security threats to vulnerable groups, including marginalized farmers, women, children, elderly and returning migrant workers. The AF is in line with the COVID-19 response option (CPRO) of ADB that includes credit support for MSMEs (micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)) as well as income support for the poorest families in Cambodia.
Impact
Outcome
Outputs
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The additional financing will make use of the original project's consultants and no new consulting services packages will be required.
Procurement The additional financing has four procurement contracts, one for civil works and three for goods. Procurement of goods will use national competitive bidding and shopping while procurement of works will use national competitive bidding.
Responsible ADB Officer Leung, Leonard H.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh City
Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 25 Mar 2021 to 05 May 2021
MRM 12 Oct 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Aug 2021

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