India : Support for Agricultural Value Chain Development in Uttar Pradesh

Sovereign Project | 52116-001

The Government of Uttar Pradesh's Agriculture Policy 2013 set a vision for the state being the Granary of the Nation' by ensuring food and nutritional security, and to improve the quality of village life with inclusive and sustainable growth . To achieve this vision, the target of the Government of Uttar Pradesh is to grow the agriculture sector by 5.1% per year, and to encourage private sector participation in the field of agricultural research, development, extension, input management and agricultural marketing. In terms of relevance to improved agricultural value chains, the policy identified the need to (i) increase the income of farmers through agricultural diversification towards high value activities; and (ii) develop infrastructure facilities in sectors of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, agriculture implements, extension services, food processing and marketing by promoting private sector involvement across the agricultural value chain.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Sunae
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Support for Agricultural Value Chain Development in Uttar Pradesh
Project Number
52116-001
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9594-IND: Support for Agricultural Value Chain Development in Uttar Pradesh
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
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

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The Government of Uttar Pradesh's Agriculture Policy 2013 set a vision for the state being the Granary of the Nation' by ensuring food and nutritional security, and to improve the quality of village life with inclusive and sustainable growth . To achieve this vision, the target of the Government of Uttar Pradesh is to grow the agriculture sector by 5.1% per year, and to encourage private sector participation in the field of agricultural research, development, extension, input management and agricultural marketing. In terms of relevance to improved agricultural value chains, the policy identified the need to (i) increase the income of farmers through agricultural diversification towards high value activities; and (ii) develop infrastructure facilities in sectors of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, agriculture implements, extension services, food processing and marketing by promoting private sector involvement across the agricultural value chain. To achieve the goal of achieving annual agricultural growth rate of 5.1%, Uttar Pradesh's Agricultural Policy 2013 identified a number of interventions . Those specifically relating to enhancement of agricultural value chains include: (i) development of marketing infrastructure and setting up agro-processing units in producing areas to minimize wastage and create off-farm employment opportunities; (ii) provision of active support for promotion of cooperative form of enterprises; and (iii) promotion of private sector investment in agriculture and adoption of a public-private partnership across the agricultural supply chain. The lessons from a recently closed agribusiness project in Maharashtra state shares the major findings as follows: (i) adopting public-private partnerships (PPP) is complex and may not be suitable for all value chains, (ii) project design should allow the private sector to identify their infrastructure needs and submit sub-project proposals based upon their business interests, and (iii) alternative forms of value chain financing (grants and subsidies versus alternative forms of finance) need to be tailored to the specific value chain problem .
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The TA will provide key information required for ADB to define a project concept. The TA will finance consultations with stakeholders, including officials of relevant ministries, the private sector, traders, and local communities to gather information and insights on the market trends and issues affecting value chain development. The TA consultants will undertake customer demand survey, field visits and consultations with farmer associations and communities to determine market trends as well as demand for value chain infrastructure and services.
Impact

Agricultural value chains of high value crops in Uttar Pradesh strengthened

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Recommendations for improved agricultural value chains in Uttar Pradesh prepared

Progress Toward Outcome
The report was published in November 2021

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Market trends for five commodities analyzed

Pre-feasibility study of targeted value chain completed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
All the outputs are delivered and the project is completed as of end October 2021 except study tours that are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographical Location
Uttar Pradesh

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Interdepartmental working group was created.
During Project Implementation
Interdepartment working group guided the process of analysis and data collection, and cleared the publication of the report.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Kim, Sunae
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
UP State Agricultural Produce Markets oard

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
04 Feb 2018 to 07 Feb 2018
MRM
-
Approval
26 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
20 Dec 2021

Funding

TA 9594-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2021 10 Dec 2021
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
09 Dec 2022 156,704.34

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Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Improving Agricultural Value Chains in Uttar Pradesh Reports Nov 2021

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