50264-002: Agricultural Value Chain Infrastructure Improvement Project | Asian Development Bank

Cambodia: Agricultural Value Chain Infrastructure Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50264-002 Status: Proposed

Agriculture remains a crucial sector for the Cambodian economy. The sector alone, including processing, transportation, and trade of agriculture products, accounts for 33.7% of the gross domestic product (GDP). The agriculture sector GDP grew by 4.5% per annum during 2008-2012, mainly driven by the cultivated land expansion and high prices of agricultural products. The sector growth, however, slowed down during 2013-2016 (0.9% per annum) because of the loss of those drivers, and extreme weather events. Agricultural products are Cambodia's second largest export products, after the textile and garment, constituting $533 million (5.2% of total export) in 2016; nonetheless, those agriculture exports are largely in raw form and their value addition occurs in other countries. To capture this forgone economic opportunity and diversify the economy, it is important to strengthen the value chains of agricultural products.

Project Details

Project Officer
Lopez, Alvin Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Agricultural Value Chain Infrastructure Improvement Project
Project Number 50264-002
Country Cambodia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Agriculture Value Chain Infrastructure Investment Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 2.17 million
Loan: Agriculture Value Chain Infrastructure Investment Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 67.83 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
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 - Rural market infrastructure

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Agriculture remains a crucial sector for the Cambodian economy. The sector alone, including processing, transportation, and trade of agriculture products, accounts for 33.7% of the gross domestic product (GDP). The agriculture sector GDP grew by 4.5% per annum during 2008-2012, mainly driven by the cultivated land expansion and high prices of agricultural products. The sector growth, however, slowed down during 2013-2016 (0.9% per annum) because of the loss of those drivers, and extreme weather events. Agricultural products are Cambodia's second largest export products, after the textile and garment, constituting $533 million (5.2% of total export) in 2016; nonetheless, those agriculture exports are largely in raw form and their value addition occurs in other countries. To capture this forgone economic opportunity and diversify the economy, it is important to strengthen the value chains of agricultural products.
Impact Value addition in agriculture sector enhanced.
Outcome Value addition to selected agricultural products in the project area increased
Outputs

Post-harvest and logistic facilities strengthened

Agricultural production and service infrastructure improved

Rural connectivity improved

Business partnership among value chain stakeholders enhanced

Geographical Location Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Otar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum
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 Lopez, Alvin
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
# 40 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Jun 2018
Fact Finding 30 Jul 2019 to 13 Aug 2019
MRM 25 Oct 2019
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

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