48358-002: Shanxi Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain Development | Asian Development Bank

China, People's Republic of: Shanxi Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48358-002 Status: Closed

The Shanxi Provincial Government (SPG) requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help eradicate extreme poverty and improve livelihood in the poverty-stricken areas of the province by capitalizing on the potential of agriculture sector in developing rural income-generating opportunities. The SPG particularly requested help on the implementation of the new rural development policy of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to promote agriculture-based industry for local specialty agricultural products as part of its poverty alleviation and rural development program. This is one of the priority areas of ADB's Operational Plan for Agriculture and Natural Resources improving market connectivity and value chain linkages. The project impacts will be increased inclusive economic opportunities and reduced poverty in the rural areas of Shanxi Province. The project outcome will be increased income-generating opportunities from selected local specialty agricultural products.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ueda, Takeshi East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Shanxi Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain Development
Project Number 48358-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9206-PRC: Shanxi Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas 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 - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Shanxi Provincial Government (SPG) requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help eradicate extreme poverty and improve livelihood in the poverty-stricken areas of the province by capitalizing on the potential of agriculture sector in developing rural income-generating opportunities. The SPG particularly requested help on the implementation of the new rural development policy of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to promote agriculture-based industry for local specialty agricultural products as part of its poverty alleviation and rural development program. This is one of the priority areas of ADB's Operational Plan for Agriculture and Natural Resources improving market connectivity and value chain linkages. The project impacts will be increased inclusive economic opportunities and reduced poverty in the rural areas of Shanxi Province. The project outcome will be increased income-generating opportunities from selected local specialty agricultural products. The project particularly aims at strengthening the production, processing, storage, and marketing of about 15 local specialty agricultural products (i.e., 15 subprojects) with untapped market potential. The project outputs are Output 1: Agricultural production, processing, storage, and marketing of selected agricultural products strengthened; Output 2: Rural infrastructure and financial services for selected agricultural production provided; and Output 3: Government capacity for inclusive rural development strengthened.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Inadequate public infrastructure (e.g., farm roads, irrigation, loading, and freight transfer station) and utility services (e.g., internet connection) is a bottleneck for the agricultural development in the poverty-stricken areas of the province where agricultural operation is small and fragmented. The Shanxi Provincial Government (SPG) has also provided support for the promotion of small- and medium-sized enterprises and farmers as part of the rural development programs. However, those programs, which are diverse in technical and geographic areas, are poorly-coordinated and insignificant in scale; hence, they attained limited impact.
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 Nation-wide, Shanxi
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 About 15 person-months of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff time will be required to prepare the project. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA_ will require services of 12 person-months (pm) of international and 23 pm of national consultants. All consultants will be engaged through individual consultant selection method according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The loan fact-finding is planned in April 2017 for approval in the third quarter of 2017 to contribute to the poverty eradication target by 2020.
Procurement Each project county government will set up a county project management office, which will be the implementing agency responsible for project implementation, including the supervision of procurement of works and goods by the project agribusiness companies and cooperatives, in the project county.
Responsible ADB Officer Ueda, Takeshi
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Shanxi Provincial Government
No. 21 Hou Xiaohe Street
Taiyuan City
Shanxi Province, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Oct 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

TA 9206-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Oct 2016 14 Nov 2016 14 Nov 2016 31 Oct 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 14 Oct 2016 407,117.04

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