51423-001: Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture | Asian Development Bank

Mongolia: Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51423-001 Status: Approved

The Government of Mongolia, during the country programming mission held in Ulaanbaatar in March 2018, requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide a lending support to prepare the Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture Project. The ensuing loan is included in ADB's country operations business plan for Mongolia and the proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) is included in ADB's non-lending pipeline for 2018.

Project Details

Project Officer
Hinrichs, Jan F. East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture
Project Number 51423-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9607-MON: Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 850,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Government of Mongolia, during the country programming mission held in Ulaanbaatar in March 2018, requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide a lending support to prepare the Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture Project. The ensuing loan is included in ADB's country operations business plan for Mongolia and the proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) is included in ADB's non-lending pipeline for 2018.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Farming remains an underdeveloped sector in Mongolia, despite high potential for growth and livelihood opportunities, particularly in the country's central region, spanning Darkhan-Uul, Selenge, and Tuv aimags. In line with the government's focus to promote livelihood opportunities outside traditional livestock herding and mining, agriculture (including smallholder vegetable farming) has fast become a priority for growth. Mongolia has made strides over the past decade to become self-sufficient in and mechanized cereal and potato production, but vegetable farming has been neglected and is not yet very productive. This perpetuates low income for vegetable farmers and high reliance on imported products, which in turn threatens national food security.

The project aims to increase income and employment opportunities for rural households by implementing a community farming model, providing a sustainable irrigation system, securing access to value chain support services and infrastructure, and improving farm-to-market linkages. The project will: (i) rehabilitate irrigation systems and integrate farming groups into inclusive agriculture value chains in up to six aimags; (ii) set up cold storage, packaging, and wholesale trading capacity in Ulaanbaatar; and (iii) strengthen institutional capacity and coordination to enable sustainable and inclusive use of project supported irrigation systems and value chain facilities, including strengthening of farmer capacity on proper use of chemicals and fertilizers (e.g. integrated pest management and good agriculture practice).

The ensuing project is estimated to cost $42.4 million. ADB is requested to finance $40 million largely for investment and capacity building through a loan. A $2.0 million cofinanced grant4 will be processed in parallel with the loan. Central and local governments will provide in-kind contribution equivalent to $0.4 million.

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Description of Outcome
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Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
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Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A consulting firm will be engaged in accordance with ADB' Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of goods and services will follow ADB' Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Hinrichs, Jan F.
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry (MOFALI)
Strategic Planning and Policy Department
MOFALI, Peace Avenue, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 05 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Oct 2018

TA 9607-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Oct 2018 - - 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 05 Oct 2018 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture Firm - Consulting Active 06 Oct 2018 04 Nov 2018

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