Regional: Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries

Sovereign Project | 52239-001

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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Basher, Md. Abul
    Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries
Project Number 52239-001
Country Regional
Indonesia
Myanmar
Pakistan
Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9689-REG: Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Republic of Korea US$ 1.20 million
TA 9689-REG: Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 50,000.00
Strategic Agendas 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

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.
Impact Agricultural profitability and rural development in participating DMCs enhanced (Operational Plan for Agriculture and Natural Resources 2015-2020)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Investments in the modernization of agri-logistics and rural development increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)

Consulting firms have been engaged to conduct the primary data collection on agricultural value chain development. Inception workshops were held in July, August and September 2020 for Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Philippines and discussed the need to improve the agri-logistics and markets to end hunger and malnutrition (SDG 2) in the post-COVID-19 era. Primary data collection for the study is complete in some countries and making good progress in the others.

Rural Development and Food Security Forum was successfully completed on 28-30 October 2019.

Geographical Location Indonesia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide
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 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.
Procurement -
Responsible ADB Officer Basher, Md. Abul
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDTC-AR
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Nov 2018
Fact Finding 08 Aug 2018 to 08 Aug 2018
MRM -
Approval 17 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2020

TA 9689-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
550,000.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,750,000.00 18 Nov 2021 763,576.17

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Tenders

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 the Philippines Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Jan 2020 21 Feb 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
Events Management Specialist 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 13 Mar 2019
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

Contracts Awarded

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

Procurement Plan

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