The Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) Infrastructure Improvement Project (the project) aims to tackle the core sector problem of low productivity, low value addition, and low resource efficiency of Cambodia's agriculture with the following outputs: (i) post-harvest and logistic facilities strengthened; (ii) agricultural production and service infrastructure improved; (iii) rural connectivity and disaster risk management capacity improved; and (iv) business partnership among value chain stakeholders enhanced (see detailed description of the outputs in the concept paper). These outputs will result in the following outcome: value addition to selected agricultural products in the project area increased. The project will be aligned with the following impact: value addition in agriculture sector enhanced.
|Project Name||Agricultural Value Chain Infrastructure Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Rural market infrastructure
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) Infrastructure Improvement Project (the project) aims to tackle the core sector problem of low productivity, low value addition, and low resource efficiency of Cambodia's agriculture with the following outputs: (i) post-harvest and logistic facilities strengthened; (ii) agricultural production and service infrastructure improved; (iii) rural connectivity and disaster risk management capacity improved; and (iv) business partnership among value chain stakeholders enhanced (see detailed description of the outputs in the concept paper). These outputs will result in the following outcome: value addition to selected agricultural products in the project area increased. The project will be aligned with the following impact: value addition in agriculture sector enhanced.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Cambodia's agriculture sector is characterized as low value added, low productive, and natural resource exhaustive. They are caused by: (i) poor and climate-vulnerable agricultural production and service infrastructure; (ii) underdeveloped agricultural value chains; and (iii) unsustainable natural resources management exacerbated by climate change.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Otar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
The main stakeholders will be smallholder farmers, the entrepreneurs who establish and operate the SMEs engaged in
processing and trading of agricultural products within the selected value chains, and district and provincial agricultural
extension staff. Participating financial institutions will benefit from the project through increased access to finance and
strengthened credit underwriting and monitoring capacity to successfully cater to farmers and agribusiness needs. The
consumers of agri-food products will benefit from consistently better quality and safer products. During the TRTA a
consultative process will be used to identify the specific value chains to support and a wide cross section of local
stakeholders will have the opportunity to contribute their knowledge.
|During Project Implementation||
During the TRTA there will be consultations with poor and vulnerable households to identify their potential roles in the
project design and to ensure the removal of barriers to their participation and benefits from the project and a strategy for
capacity strengthening of farmer organizations and/or agricultural cooperatives will be developed.
|Consulting Services||A consulting firm and individual consultants will be engaged on an intermittent basis in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and staff instructions. The consultants will procure the equipment. The following consultants will be engaged: (i) a firm providing 43.5 person-months of international and 70.2 person-months of national consultant inputs will be engaged through a quality-and cost-based selection (QCBS) with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 with full technical proposal. Areas of expertise required will include (a) AVC; (b) AVC financing; (c) agricultural economics; (d) financial management specialist; (e) food industry; (f) food safety; (g) rural road engineering; (h) procurement; (i) climate change and disaster risk management; (j) environmental safeguard; (k) social safeguards; (l) social development and gender; and (m) geographic information system; and (ii) individual consultants to provide expertise on bank due diligence and project management.|
|Procurement||Procurement of equipment will be done by the consulting firm to be hired under the TRTA in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), and its associated project administration instructions and staff instructions.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ueda, Takeshi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
# 40 Norodom Blvd.
|Approval||29 Jun 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Jul 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Jun 2018||-||-||30 Jun 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||29 Jun 2018||0.00|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Agricultural Value Chain Infrastructure Improvement Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jun 2018|
|Agricultural Value Chain Infrastructure Improvement Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2018|
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