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China, People's Republic of: Inclusive and Sustainable Livestock Farming Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 49323-001 Status: Approved

Project Details

Project Officer
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  • China, People's Republic of
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Inclusive and Sustainable Livestock Farming Project
Project Number 49323-001
Borrower/Company Jiangsu Lihua Animal Husbandry Stock Company
Country China, People's Republic of
Location Anhui, Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan, Zhejiang
Type or Modality of Assistance
3507 B-Loan Local Commercial Banks USD 32.50 million Approved
81 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 62.50 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Livestock

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Hoshi, Hayato
Project Sponsor(s)
Objectives and Scope The project will set a benchmark in terms of smallholder farmer inclusion, environmental sustainability, animal health, and food safety practices for the livestock industry in the PRC.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is aligned with ADB' s Midterm Review of Strategy 2020, which emphasizes the need to contribute to food security and agricultural productivity, promote food safety and quality standards, and support inclusive businesses such as agribusinesses that connect farmers to food markets. The project is also consistent with ADB' s country partnership strategy, 2016 to 2020 for the PRC. To support rural development for inclusive economic growth, ADB will help the PRC develop suitable methods to (i) modernize agriculture, (ii) promote circular agriculture, and (iii) improve food safety. Through its private operations, ADB will support agribusiness projects that enhance productivity, the inclusion of smallholder farmers in value chains, and food safety.

The project fully aligns with ADB' s Operational Plan for Agriculture and Natural Resources, which stresses that ADB' s private agribusiness investments _have the potential to benefit millions of smallholder farmers directly and contribute to public goods, such as food security, food safety, and reduced soil and water pollution_. The project builds on lessons from ADB' s long history in the PRC 's livestock sector, particularly the need to achieve development impact through private agro-enterprises with sufficient scale and direct linkages with farmers. The project will complement a PRC sovereign project approved in 2015, which will provide similar assistance to livestock companies in Henan .

Safeguard Categories
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project 's potential environmental and social impacts have been identified, and effective measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for adverse impacts are incorporated in the safeguard reports and plans. The livestock farms will be sited in coordination with the local government to ensure that they conform with local land use plans and avoid legally protected areas. Potential risks and impacts during construction are mostly site-specific and short-term, and can be effectively managed by good engineering construction and housekeeping practices implemented through a construction environmental management plan. During operation, the new animal waste treatment facilities will mitigate concerns as to solid waste, including animal manure and wastewater treatment and disposal, which has the potential to pollute soil, and surface and ground water. Since the farms will be located away from inhabited areas, nuisance, noise, and odor impacts will be mitigated. The audit noted that the livestock farms visited fully comply with applicable regulations from the Animal Epidemic Prevention Law of the PRC
Involuntary Resettlement Lihua will either lease unused or abandoned lands on a willing lessor -willing lessee basis, or procure state-owned land from the local government. In case of unavoidable displacement, such as relocation related to a sanitation buffer zone set by local regulations, Lihua will discuss and coordinate measures with the government to address any identified gaps. Any of Lihua' s investment transactions entailing significant involuntary resettlement impacts will be excluded from ADB financing.
Indigenous Peoples As the farms are expected to be developed in non-ethnic minority-concentrated provinces, impacts on indigenous peoples are unlikely.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 10 Nov 2015
Credit Committee Meeting 04 Nov 2016
Approval 13 Dec 2016
Last PDS Update 12 Jun 2019

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