Regional: Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries
This knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will identify the priority actions to be undertaken by ADB and developing member countries (DMCs) to mobilize investments for improving market connectivity and value chain linkages, increasing agricultural productivity, and enhancing food safety. It will complement another TA project that assessed the investment requirement in agriculture sector to end hunger and malnutrition (SDG 2) in the Asia-Pacific region, piloting the climate-smart, resource-saving agricultural practices, and analyzing the ways to improve market connectivity through the establishment of modern wholesale market.
Basher, Md. Abul
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|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
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||This knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will identify the priority actions to be undertaken by ADB and developing member countries (DMCs) to mobilize investments for improving market connectivity and value chain linkages, increasing agricultural productivity, and enhancing food safety. It will complement another TA project that assessed the investment requirement in agriculture sector to end hunger and malnutrition (SDG 2) in the Asia-Pacific region, piloting the climate-smart, resource-saving agricultural practices, and analyzing the ways to improve market connectivity through the establishment of modern wholesale market.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Food security in the Asia and the Pacific region is still a work in progress; production and distribution of food are troubled by several daunting challenges. Soil fertility is declining. Agricultural resources are shrinking and their use by other sectors is increasing. Farm workforce is aging and decreasing while climate change has already become a formidable challenge . In future lesser and older farmers, under the status quo, will have to produce more food to feed the growing population of the region underscoring the importance of the agricultural value and distribution chain. It also implies that farming has to be more profitable for_farmers. Improvement of supply chain along with increase of agricultural productivity is will play the crucial role in this regard. While many people still starve in these countries, a significant portion of their agricultural produce is lost during post-harvest processes. The value of avoidable post-harvest losses in one year is potentially higher than the investment required to develop the modern agri-market and agri-infrastructure to check these losses in the long run. Experience of Asian leaders in agricultural and rural development can potentially provide useful knowledge for other countries to develop their agricultural value chain.|
Agricultural profitability and rural development in participating DMCs enhanced (Operational Plan for Agriculture and Natural Resources 2015-2020)
|Description of Outcome||
Investments in the modernization of agri-logistics and rural development increased
|Progress Toward Outcome||-|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Constraints on agricultural value chain development and main areas for investment improvement identified
Country-specific recommendations for agricultural and rural development based on the experiences of the Republic of Korea for selected DMCs formulated
Knowledge on agricultural value chain and rural development in selected DMCs improved
Knowledge on rural development, food security, and agriculture value chains in Asia and the Pacific improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Under output 1, studies on the agricultural value chain development in Indonesia and Pakistan have been completed. Policy forum in both countries were also conducted wherein opportunities to improve horticulture value chains to reduce postharvest losses identifying the priority areas for investment were discussed. Meanwhile, activities in the Philippines are still ongoing. Under output 2, the policy forum on leveraging Korean experiences to promote rural and agricultural development in developing member countries was also held. Discussion highlighted potential applications of Korean experiences in smart agriculture, and integrated rural development with the importance of national context in policy transfer and human capital investments.|
|Geographical Location||Cambodia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The implementation of the technical assistance (TA) will require a total of 13 person-months of international and 39 person-months of national consulting services.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Basher, Md. Abul|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDTC-AR|
Asian Development Bank
|Concept Clearance||09 Nov 2018|
|Fact Finding||08 Aug 2018 to 08 Aug 2018|
|Approval||17 Dec 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Dec 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Dec 2018||-||17 Dec 2018||31 Dec 2021||16 Dec 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,050,000.00||1,200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,250,000.00||04 Oct 2022||1,031,584.62|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries: Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in the Philippines||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2022|
|Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries: Agricultural Sector and Rural Development Study||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2022|
|Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries: Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Pakistan||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2022|
|Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries: Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Indonesia||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2022|
|Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2018|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Imperatives for Improvement of Food Safety in Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Viet Nam||Reports||Feb 2023|
|Building Horticulture Value Chains and Reducing Postharvest Losses in Pakistan||Papers and Briefs||Nov 2022|
|Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2019 Highlights and Takeaways||Conference Proceedings||Dec 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Program Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Aug 2021||12 Aug 2021|
|Knowledge Management and Communications Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Aug 2021||12 Aug 2021|
|Events Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Mar 2021||02 Apr 2021|
|Agricultural Sector and Rural Development Study||Firm - Consulting||Closed||20 Oct 2020||10 Nov 2020|
|Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Pakistan||Firm - Consulting||Closed||03 Apr 2020||09 Apr 2020|
|Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Indonesia||Firm - Consulting||Closed||11 Feb 2020||06 Mar 2020|
|Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Myanmar||Firm - Consulting||Closed||23 Jan 2020||21 Feb 2020|
|Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Viet Nam||Firm - Consulting||Closed||23 Jan 2020||06 Feb 2020|
|Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in the Philippines||Firm - Consulting||Closed||23 Jan 2020||21 Feb 2020|
|Program Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2019||13 Mar 2019|
|Agriculture Sector Specialist 2||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2019||12 Mar 2019|
|Communications Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2019||12 Mar 2019|
|Agriculture Sector Specialist 1||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2019||12 Mar 2019|
|Events Management Specialist 1||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2019||13 Mar 2019|
|Events Management Specialist 2||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2019||13 Mar 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Research and Developme||Technical Assistance 9689||05 Feb 2021||Korea Rural Economic Institute(KOREA, REPUBLIC OF) | 601 Bitgaram-ro Naju-si, Jeollanam-do 58217 Korea, Republic of||Asian Development Bank||235,140.00||—|
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