Nepal: Implementation Support for the Nuts and Fruits in Hilly Areas Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48218-012

The transaction TA will enhance the capacity of the executing and implementing agencies to implement the ensuing project and bring in expertise that is not available locally. The TA will have three outputs: (i) Output 1. Disease-free nursery management and certification system improved; (ii) Output 2. Agriculture input support system digitized; (iii) Output 3. Carbon capture of fruit and nut orchard explored; and (iv) Output 4. Climate resilience of orchard management improved. 10. The TA adds value to the project implementation by enabling the implementing agencies to explore innovative ideas and approaches, such as carbon capture measurement and financing through revegetation of barren land, planting fruit and nut trees, digital payment for agricultural subsidies and other financial support, nursery management, and certification system development for nut and fruit farming which are new to Nepal.

Project Name Implementation Support for the Nuts and Fruits in Hilly Areas Project
Project Number 48218-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6732-NEP: Implementation Support for the Nuts and Fruits in Hilly Areas Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agriculture research and application - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The transaction TA will enhance the capacity of the executing and implementing agencies to implement the ensuing project and bring in expertise that is not available locally. The TA will have three outputs: (i) Output 1. Disease-free nursery management and certification system improved; (ii) Output 2. Agriculture input support system digitized; (iii) Output 3. Carbon capture of fruit and nut orchard explored; and (iv) Output 4. Climate resilience of orchard management improved. 10. The TA adds value to the project implementation by enabling the implementing agencies to explore innovative ideas and approaches, such as carbon capture measurement and financing through revegetation of barren land, planting fruit and nut trees, digital payment for agricultural subsidies and other financial support, nursery management, and certification system development for nut and fruit farming which are new to Nepal.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The implementation of donor-financed horticulture sector project through the three-tier government system is the first time to be done in Nepal since the promulgation of the new constitution in 2015. The TA is proposed to be approved before approval of the ensuing loan to build institutional and technical capacities of central, provincial and local governments given the new federal structure and ADB's new engagement with the National Center for Fruit Development (NCFD), provincial Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative (MOLMAC) and local governments. Also, the TA will also support the project implementation at farmer level by engaging national farmer group facilitators (see output 4). These facilitators will support local governments which are lacking human resources to effectively reach out to approximately 40,000 households under the ensuing project
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 Bagmati Province, Gandaki Pradesh, Karnali Pradesh
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.
Procurement none
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Sunae
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Agriculture
HMGN, Harihar Bhawan
Lalitpur
Nepal.
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
Singha Durbar
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Jun 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Jun 2021

TA 6732-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2021 31 Dec 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 07 Sep 2021 0.00

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