Mongolia : Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture

Sovereign Project | 51423-001

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/Economy
    Mongolia
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture
Project Number
51423-001
Country / Economy
  • Mongolia
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9607-MON: Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture
Source Amount
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
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.

Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

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
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).

Contact

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)

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
05 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
26 Sep 2019

Funding

TA 9607-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 30 Sep 2019 30 Jun 2020 01 Sep 2020
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 817,505.35

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Title Document Type Document Date
Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture Project: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2018

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9607 20 Jan 2019 LANDELL MILLS LIMITED (UNITED KINGDOM) in association with Mongolia Water Forum Uskhelts (MONGOLIA) | BRYER ASH BUSINESS PARK BRADFORD ROAD, TROWBRIDGE WILTSHIRE BA14 8HE, UNITED KINGDOM Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry 772,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.