Myanmar: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project

Sovereign Project | 47152-002 Status: Approved

Summary

The sector project will increase agricultural value added by improving irrigation and strengthening agricultural value chains in three regions of Myanmar's central dry zone (CDZ). It will support the development of district-wide agricultural value chains and the modernization of irrigation systems in Magway district of the Magway region, Shwebo district of the Sagaing region, and Meiktila and Yamethin districts in the Mandalay region during a 7-year implementation period. The irrigation system rehabilitation and modernization component will cover about 20,000 hectares (ha) and benefit about 24,000 households. Parallel to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project, cofinancing from the Agence Fran aise de D veloppement (AFD) will strengthen local, regional, and national capacity for integrated water resources management (IWRM).

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Project Name Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project
Project Number 47152-002
Country Myanmar
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project
Asian Investment Facility US$ 22.30 million
Loan 3477-MYA: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 75.00 million
Loan: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 27.90 million
TA 9248-MYA: Rural Productivity and Ecosystems Services Enhanced in Central Dry Zone Forest Reserves
Global Environment Facility US$ 4.79 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural drainage - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Irrigation - Rural flood protection

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The sector project will increase agricultural value added by improving irrigation and strengthening agricultural value chains in three regions of Myanmar's central dry zone (CDZ). It will support the development of district-wide agricultural value chains and the modernization of irrigation systems in Magway district of the Magway region, Shwebo district of the Sagaing region, and Meiktila and Yamethin districts in the Mandalay region during a 7-year implementation period. The irrigation system rehabilitation and modernization component will cover about 20,000 hectares (ha) and benefit about 24,000 households. Parallel to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project, cofinancing from the Agence Fran aise de D veloppement (AFD) will strengthen local, regional, and national capacity for integrated water resources management (IWRM).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Central Dry Zone (CDZ) region, straddling large parts of Mandalay, Magway and lower Sagaing divisions, is one of the most food insecure, water-stressed, climate sensitive and natural resource poor regions in Myanmar. The CDZ region has the second highest population density in Myanmar but remains one of the least developed. Access and availability of water resources are key determinants of rural poverty with livelihoods largely dependent on the southwest monsoon. Principal crops in the CDZ consist of oil seeds and legumes, chillies, and vegetables grown as rainfed, upland crops during the wet season. Rice cultivation depends on irrigation, even during the monsoon season. Seasonal water shortages caused by low and erratic annual rainfall patterns and sandy and fragile soils that are at high risk of water and wind erosion limit paddy rice cultivation, render rainfed agriculture a high risk endeavor, and contribute to low agricultural production. Under such uncertain climatic and rainfall conditions, the provision of functional canal irrigation systems is critical to safeguarding crops. Stimulating and developing agricultural value chains will help ensure balanced, integrated rural development and income growth for farmers in the CDZ. Improvements in the value chains through research and development and extension delivery of improved cropping systems that increase the production of pulses, oilseeds, and other non-rice crops are necessary to raise both on-farm and off-farm agricultural productivity. A predictable water supply is key but only a part of the solution. Along with improving access to irrigation, a broader focus on integrated value chain development will help enhance the production base and ensure that farmers have more access to production credit and quality seeds and other farm inputs at reasonable prices.
Impact

Food security for domestic consumption and higher nutritional value by all citizens attained

Socioeconomic status of rural people through increased agricultural productivity enhanced

Food security for domestic consumption and higher nutritional value by all citizens attained

Socioeconomic status of rural people through increased agricultural productivity enhanced

Quality and standard of agricultural products to compete in international markets improved

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Income increased income and poverty reduced for rural populations in the project areas.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Effective agricultural value chains in oilseeds, pulses, and horticultural crops developed

Reliability of agricultural water supplies improved and irrigated area increased in subproject areas

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environment impacts will not be significant since the project will only involve rehabilitation, tertiary and on-farm irrigation system development. Indigenous peoples concerns will be confirmed and addressed. The PPTA will conduct due diligence and prepare safeguard requirements compliant with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).
Involuntary Resettlement There is a probability of land acquisition in irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation and development (including tertiary canals, land consolidation, rural roads and agricultural processing facilities, if any) in subprojects. The PPTA will identify the impacts of resettlement on civil works and prepare resettlement plan.
Indigenous Peoples The PPTA will identify whether indigenous people affected will be or not in each subproject.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During implementation of the PPTA, consultation with the beneficiaries on the project design in participatory manner will be condulcted.
During Project Implementation

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Consulting Services

All consulting services required for capacity development and project management support will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The PPTA consultants will be recruited from a firm selected using QCBS method at a ratio of 80:20 based on full technical proposals.

A total of 94.0 person-months (pm) of consulting services (consisting of 24.0 pm of international and 70.0 pm of national input) will be required for project preparation. The consulting services will be recruited from a firm selected using QCBS method at a ratio of 80:20 based on a full technical proposal. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Procurement All procurement to be financed under the loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Very few qualified local consultants and private contractors presently exist in Myanmar to design and implement irrigation facilities as MOAI and other government agencies traditionally construct civil works using force account procedures based on standard designs and technical specifications. Procurement methods will be confirmed during the PPTA, especially the use of force account, and community based participation procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ramachandran, Pavit
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
[email protected]
Office Bldg No. 15, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Timetable

Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 07 Dec 2015 to 11 Dec 2015
MRM 21 Jul 2016
Approval 28 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Nov 2016

Loan 3477-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2016 - - 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 106.34 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 28 Nov 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 3.44 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 27.90 28 Nov 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9248-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2016 - - 31 Jan 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 4,790,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,790,000.00 28 Nov 2016 0.00

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project: Resettlement and Ethnic Group Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Jul 2016
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2016
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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