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Regional: Digital Solutions to Improve Agricultural Value Chains

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49054-001 Status: Active

The use of information and communication technologies in agriculture (alternatively referred to as eAgriculture) to improve access to information on (i) market data and analysis, (ii) area specific weather alerts, and (iii) improved technologies and techniques have increased productivity, efficiency and profitability of stakeholders along value chains. A properly set up and financially sustainable eAgriculture system through public-private partnership business model is essential for upscaling and sustaining the services. The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) is expected to enhance greater use of these high-level technologies in Pakistan, and Tajikistan, and Vietnam.

Project Details

Project Officer
Shrestha, Samjhana Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Digital Solutions to Improve Agricultural Value Chains
Project Number 49054-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9902-REG: Digital Solutions for Improved Efficiency in Agricultural Value Chains
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
High Level Technology Fund US$ 500,000.00
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 - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The use of information and communication technologies in agriculture (alternatively referred to as eAgriculture) to improve access to information on (i) market data and analysis, (ii) area specific weather alerts, and (iii) improved technologies and techniques have increased productivity, efficiency and profitability of stakeholders along value chains. A properly set up and financially sustainable eAgriculture system through public-private partnership business model is essential for upscaling and sustaining the services. The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) is expected to enhance greater use of these high-level technologies in Pakistan, and Tajikistan, and Vietnam.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Agricultural productivity, food security, and incomes of agricultural value chain actors improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Adoption of digital solutions along AVCs increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Business model to mainstream digital solutions for AVCs developed

2. Digital applications for AVCs operationalized

3. Digital call centers for AVCs operationalized

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
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 The services required under this TA are innovative and involve high-level technology, and there are market uncertainties about service availability and reliable cost estimates for such services. Therefore, ADB will use an early market engagement approach to select consultants, which means that it will invite potential firms to a conference call to present their perspectives, methodologies, and associated costs for carrying out the requisite tasks. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Limited procurement of IT equipment will be required. ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) will be applied in purchased of the equipment.
Responsible ADB Officer Shrestha, Samjhana
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDTC-AR
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Nov 2019
Fact Finding 16 Nov 2015 to 30 Nov 2015
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Dec 2019

TA 9902-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 11 Dec 2019 240.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Digital Agriculture Specialist for Pakistan Firm - Consulting Closed 13 Feb 2020 27 Feb 2020
Digital Technology Specialist in Agriculture for Pakistan Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Dec 2019 12 Jan 2020

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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