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Regional: Agricultural Value Chain Development in Selected Asian Countries

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52239-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Basher, Md. Abul SDTC 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
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 - 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)
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)
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 SDTC
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 -
MRM -
Approval 17 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2019

TA 9689-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
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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Tenders

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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