Lao People's Democratic Republic: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project

Sovereign Project | 47300-002

The Asian Development Bank is helping the Lao PDR develop commercialized smallholder livestock farming to meet rising demand for quality meat products. The project, which is being carried out in four northern provinces, provides equipment and training for livestock production, handling, slaughter and food safety. It is also helping farmers learn business skills to access finance and new markets.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Zafar, Omer A.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Modality
    • Grant
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
Project Number 47300-002
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
IFAD Grants US$ 5.00 million
Loan 3198-LAO: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 21.00 million
Loan: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
International Fund for Agricultural Development US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Livestock - Rural market infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increased incomes for smallholder livestock producers in the project areas.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased livestock sales from sustainable smallholder production in the project areas.
Progress Toward Outcome A midterm review was undertaken in June 2018, which assessed that the outcome is likely be achieved. Minor adjustments were made on the implementation arrangement for some activities which will enhance project implementation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthened capacities of smallholders and other livestock value chain actors.

2. Livestock value chain infrastructure strengthened

3. Capacity to access credit improved

4. Project management enhanced

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

1. Supported for the first 57 LPMGs in developing production plans, documentation of the seven livestock production models has been finalized. Group support training conducted. Coaching in developing the LPMGs production plans provided.

2. Assisted LPMG to obtain needed equipment and materials to improve production, and for demonstration and training, construct or improve slaughtering and meat processing facilities and provincial district market.

3. Recovery of delinquent former LDP loans is going on and anticipate to complete within 70 months.

4. The implementation of 2018 annual work plan is on-going, recruitment of some consultants have been delayed.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

Improvements in meat production, slaughtering, processing, and vending practices and infrastructure will have positive environmental impacts.

Additional training will be provided for NPMO and provincial project management office safeguard staff. The environmental assessment and review framework and list of responsibilities for environmental management will guide the government in carrying out an appropriate environmental assessment and taking corresponding measures to deal with potential environmental impacts. Environmental management plans will be prepared during project implementation when specific sites and designs are refined and confirmed.

Involuntary Resettlement Livestock value chain infrastructure may require small parcels of land that may affect some crops and structures but will not result in significant resettlement impacts. Interventions that would fall under category A will not be included in the project. The government and ADB have agreed on a resettlement framework that guides screening for involuntary resettlement impacts and sets out procedures, resources, and responsibilities for preparing resettlement plans for potential category B activities. Resettlement plans will be prepared during project implementation when specific sites and designs are refined and confirmed. Any required resettlement plans will be submitted to, and approved and monitored by, ADB before the selected activities are implemented. Compensation, allowances, operation and administration costs, surveys, monitoring, and reporting will be financed from the loan proceeds. An adequate budget for resettlement plan preparation and implementation will be allocated accordingly as well as provision of resettlement specialists.
Indigenous Peoples

Project activities will not cause involuntary changes in ethnic groups' livelihood systems, cultural practices, ancestral domains, food production

practices, or cultural cohesion; or unwanted dependence on external market forces. They will not lead to exclusion of any ethnic group. Possible negative impacts will be avoided if possible or will be compensated accordingly. Impacts are expected to be overwhelmingly positive since activities are for the economic and social improvement of the total population. Specific measures to deal with potential negative impacts and to encourage participation and contribution of ethnic groups require customized approaches and interventions. An ethnic group development framework agreed upon by the government and ADB was prepared and resources allocated for its implementation to guide the preparation of an ethnic group plan for potential category B subprojects based on ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The executing

and implementing agencies are experienced in carrying out such plans. No plans were prepared during the project preparatory technical assistance as specific project sites had not been confirmed. ADB will approve and monitor the plans before a subproject is implemented.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Undertaken.
During Project Implementation Consultation with stakeholders will be continued during implementation of the Project.
Responsible ADB Officer Zafar, Omer A.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Irrigation Dep
Mr. Pasonexay Insisiengmay
[email protected]
DIDMP, Irrigation Department
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
P.O.Box 5192, Chao Anou Road
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 18 Aug 2014 to 01 Sep 2014
MRM 24 Sep 2014
Approval 24 Nov 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

Loan 3198-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2014 19 Jan 2015 02 Mar 2015 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2022 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.00 18 Nov 2021 18.48 0.00 93%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.00 18 Nov 2021 17.93 0.00 90%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Oct 2021
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Oct 2020
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Feb 2020
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2018
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (October 2015-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2017
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (October 2014-September 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2016
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Project Data Sheet (Lao Translation) Translated PDS Apr 2015
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jan 2015
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2014
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2014
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2014
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2013

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
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Meat Processing NAFC Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2021
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Phosy Wet Market Section Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2020
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Phosy Wet Meat Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Mar 2020
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Xieng Khouang Slaughterhouse Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Feb 2020
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Xieng Khouang Slaughterhouse Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2020
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Phonexay District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Sep 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Luang Namtha Town Wet Meat Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Sep 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Phoukhoun District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Aug 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Viengkham District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Aug 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Et District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jun 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Viengxay District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jun 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Xiengkhor District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jun 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Xam Neua District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jun 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Phaxay District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Apr 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Khoun District Wet Meat Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Apr 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Nonghet District Wet Market Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Apr 2019
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Slaughterhouse Feasibility Study Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2018
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Xiengkhouang Slaughterhouse Subproject Land Acquisition and Compensation Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2018
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Ethnic Groups Development Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2014
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Sep 2014
Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Services for Project Final Survey Firm - Consulting Closed 24 Sep 2021 23 Oct 2021
National Livestock Policy and Regulations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Oct 2020 11 Oct 2020
National Capacity Building Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
National Project Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Sep 2017 28 Sep 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT ACCOUNTING SPEC. Loan 3198 24 Sep 2021 MS. MALAITHONG KONGPRACHITH | 3 RUBUS AVE MOUNT ANNAN NSW 2567 AUSTRALIA Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Irrigation Dep 103,100.00 103,100.00
Construction of 1 Chemistry Subject Room, 4 Student Dorms, 1 Toilet for Semi-Boarded Students in Cao Thang LSS, Tru Ng Khanh District, Cao Bang Province Loan 3198 05 Apr 2017 Various | Various Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Irrigation Department 170,861.30 170,861.30
Loan Implementation Consultant Loan 3198 17 Mar 2017 Lao Consulting Group Ltd. | 377 Lao Thai Rd, Ban Vatnak, Sisatanak D District, Vientiane, Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Irrigation Department 3,142,680.00
Various Expenditure from 1 November to 31 December 2016 Loan 3198 17 Feb 2017 Various | Various Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Irrigation Department 191,153.90 191,153.90

Procurement Plan