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 is assessing 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 Name||Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries|
|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 - Agriculture research and application
|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 is assessing 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 (ADB 2017) . 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 and farmers have to become agripreneur. Use of information and communication technology (ICT) and knowledge will play the crucial role in this regard. However, initiatives to improve agricultural value chain and use of ICT in agriculture are largely missing in many developing member countries. 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. However, these countries need field demonstration to fully grasp the benefit of use of ICT in agriculture and scientific estimation of post-harvest losses to comprehend the benefit of investing in agricultural value and distribution chain.|
|Impact||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)|
|Geographical Location||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||SDTC|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDTC-AR|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||09 Nov 2018|
|Approval||17 Dec 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Dec 2018||-||17 Dec 2018||31 Dec 2021||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||1,200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,700,000.00||17 Dec 2018||0.00|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Events Management Specialist 1||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2019||13 Mar 2019|
|Agriculture Sector Specialist 1||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2019||12 Mar 2019|
|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|
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