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

Sovereign Project | 47300-002 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Phanouvong, Sisavanh Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Grant
  • Loan
  • 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
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
IFAD Grants US$ 5.00 million
Loan 3198-LAO: Northern Smallholder Livestock Commercialization Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / 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 Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Increased livestock sales from sustainable smallholder production in the project areas.
Progress Toward Outcome

Rural credit consultant completed review of the VLF. Key recommendations were to collect the VLF loan.

Audit firm completed audit of VLF.

IFAD conducted a design mission to support Output 3 during 7-27 February 2016. The final design mission was conducted in August 2016. The IFAD project was approved in December 2016.

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)

The project implementation plan for the first 12 months was prepared and implemented. A new workplan covering September 2016 - December 2017 was prepared. This will be updated accordingly upon mobilization of the Loan Implementation Consultants.

A training program on resettlement and indigenous peopples will be conducted for government staff involved in the preparation and implementation of the resettlement plans and the ethinic group development plans. 2 quarterly reports submitted. First audit report for 2014-2015 FY submitted.

The design of the Project Performance Management System is ongoing.

60 smallholder livestock production and marketing groups have been established and are being trained on livestock production techniques









12 scholarships have been provided to 12 students (7 women)

The Project is still in the start-up stage.

Equipment and materials to support livestock development have been provided to the 60 Smallholder Livestock Production and Marketing Groups.



The Project provides trainings to 60 Smallholder Livestock Production and Marketing Groups and prepare them to access credit facilities

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Phanouvong, Sisavanh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
[email protected]
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 14 Mar 2017

Loan 3198-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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 6.52 0.00 33%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.00 24 Nov 2014 4.06 0.00 21%

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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: 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.

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