48409-004: Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48409-004 Status: Proposed

The project will support implementation of the Government's Agricultural Development Strategy (ADS) by enhancing competitiveness of rice value chains in Khammouane, Saravan and Savannakhet provinces along the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) east-west economic corridor, and the vegetable value chains in Vientiane Capital, and Champasak and Sekong provinces. It will improve climate resilience of critical agricultural production and post-harvest infrastructure, and promote crop intensification and commercialization. The project will help increase crop productivity, improve storage, processing, quality and safety testing capacity, and promote organic farming and the use of biofertilizers. It will also create an enabling policy environment for climate friendly agribusinesses, and strengthen technical and institutional capacity for climate smart agriculture and green finance. This will, in turn, promote environmental sustainability and enhance profitability for farmers and agribusiness enterprises.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ancha, Srinivasan Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Modality
  • Grant
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project
Project Number 48409-004
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Development
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 40.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
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 - Agricultural production - Agriculture research and application - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support implementation of the Government's Agricultural Development Strategy (ADS) by enhancing competitiveness of rice value chains in Khammouane, Saravan and Savannakhet provinces along the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) east-west economic corridor, and the vegetable value chains in Vientiane Capital, and Champasak and Sekong provinces. It will improve climate resilience of critical agricultural production and post-harvest infrastructure, and promote crop intensification and commercialization. The project will help increase crop productivity, improve storage, processing, quality and safety testing capacity, and promote organic farming and the use of biofertilizers. It will also create an enabling policy environment for climate friendly agribusinesses, and strengthen technical and institutional capacity for climate smart agriculture and green finance. This will, in turn, promote environmental sustainability and enhance profitability for farmers and agribusiness enterprises.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Outcome
Outputs
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Ancha, Srinivasan
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Livestock and Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 May 2015
Fact Finding 16 Nov 2017 to 23 Nov 2017
MRM 20 Feb 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2017

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