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 Name||Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project|
|Country||Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Increased incomes for smallholder livestock producers in the project areas.|
|Description of Outcome||Increased livestock sales from sustainable smallholder production in the project areas.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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)||
As of September 2017, the physical progress is estimated at 19% against an elapsed time of 34.2% Progresses on project outputs are as follows:
Output 1: Main activities implemented include (i) surveyed on existing livestock production groups and assessed the potential to become livestock production and marketing groups (LPMGs); (ii) completed training of provincial and district facilitators; (iii) established 57 LPMGs and provided trainings on group management and technical aspects; (iv) provided 26 scholarships and an internship support to students from project provinces; and (v) strengthened capacity of teachers at Northern Agriculture College on slaughterhouse and meat processing technical standards.
Output 2: Productive equipment and materials were procured and delivered to 57 pilot LPMGs. Sites for slaughter house construction were selected. Term of reference for engineering design firm for the slaughter house is being developed. Tendering process will be started in 2018.
Output 3: Initial activities were implemented to support the design of IFAD's Rural Financial Service Program (FSP). The FSP was approved by IFAD in December 2016 and became effective in March 2017. FSP's coordinator and staff at provincial and district levels have been appointed by the EA.
Output 4: Key achievements under this output include: (i) completed establishment of all project offices; (ii) completed mobilization of project staff and implementation consultants; (iii) completed preparation of project implementation manual; and (vi) completed training on procurement, financial management and accountings at all levels.
|Summary of Environmental and Social 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.|
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||Phanouvong, Sisavanh|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Lao Resident Mission|
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Livestock and Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
|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 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Nov 2014||19 Jan 2015||02 Mar 2015||31 Dec 2021||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||26.50||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||21.00||24 Nov 2014||7.20||0.00||36%|
|Cofinancing||5.00||24 Nov 2014||5.58||0.00||28%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|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
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ADB Loan Supports Lao PDR Drive to Commercialize Livestock IndustryADB has approved a $21 million loan to help Lao PDR commercialize smallholder livestock farming to meet rising domestic and external demand for quality meat products.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Capacity Building Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Active||02 Oct 2017||15 Oct 2017|
|National Project Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Active||02 Oct 2017||15 Oct 2017|
|Project Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Active||22 Sep 2017||28 Sep 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|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||Others||170861.3||170861.3|
|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||Consultancy||3142680|
|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||Others||191153.9||191153.9|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jan 2017|