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Samoa: Samoa AgriBusiness Support - Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46436-003 Status: Active

The project will promote commercializing and exporting agricultural produce and processed products along agro-value chains to stimulate agriculture's role in economic growth and poverty reduction in Samoa. It will provide business support services and financing to agribusinesses.

The project is cofinanced with the Government of Australia.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nizami, Masudur R. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Samoa
 
Project Name Samoa AgriBusiness Support - Additional Financing
Project Number 46436-003
Country Samoa
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0539-SAM: AgriBusiness Support Project (additional financing)
Government of Australia US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources / Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will promote commercializing and exporting agricultural produce and processed products along agro-value chains to stimulate agriculture's role in economic growth and poverty reduction in Samoa. It will provide business support services and financing to agribusinesses.

The project is cofinanced with the Government of Australia.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Samoa has yet to return to pre-tsunami (2009) economic growth levels which the government seeks to redress through promoting tourism and agriculture. Revitalizing agriculture and increasing exports feature therefore prominently in the government's policy framework including the Strategy for Development of Samoa, the Agricultural Sector Plan, and the National Export Strategy.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An Environmental and Social Management System Arrangement has been prepared for the project since the specific enterprises to be supported by the project are unknown at this stage.
Involuntary Resettlement It is not expected to involve physical displacement or involuntary acquisition of land. Any purchase/lease of freehold land or leasing of customary land for agricultural production will be undertaken through voluntary agreements between private agribusiness enterprises and landowners on a willing-buyer/willing-seller basis or with full consent of the landowners.
Indigenous Peoples The project is not expected to impact any distinct and vulnerable group of indigenous peoples as defined under ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement 2009. Community consultations will be undertaken and engagement with rural households will be done.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The government, and civil society organizations (including the Chamber of Commerce, the Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters, and the Samoa Farmers Association) were consulted during project preparation.
During Project Implementation A private sector representative will sit on the project advisory committee. The gender action plan provides for the equitable participation of women in the project. Community consultation will be required for agro-industrial facilities in accordance with Samoan environmental impact assessment regulations.
Responsible ADB Officer Nizami, Masudur R.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Jul 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

Grant 0539-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Jul 2017 08 Sep 2017 03 Nov 2017 31 Jan 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Jul 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.75 18 Jul 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

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