Mongolia: Preparing the Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Livestock Development Project
The Government of Mongolia, during the country programming mission held in Ulaanbaatar in April 2018, requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide lending support to prepare the Climate-Resilient Livestock Sector Development Project. The ensuing loan is included in ADB's country operations business plan for Mongolia for 2020 and the proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) is included in ADB's nonlending pipeline for 2019.
Hinrichs, Jan F.
East Asia Department
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Preparing the Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Livestock Development Project|
|Country / Economy||Mongolia
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Livestock
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The Government of Mongolia, during the country programming mission held in Ulaanbaatar in April 2018, requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide lending support to prepare the Climate-Resilient Livestock Sector Development Project. The ensuing loan is included in ADB's country operations business plan for Mongolia for 2020 and the proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) is included in ADB's nonlending pipeline for 2019.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The livestock subsector remains a key driver of agricultural output in Mongolia, contributing 84.2% of total agricultural output and employing nearly a third of Mongolia's economically active population. Despite the significant importance of the livestock subsector, several constraints and risks threaten the sustainable development of the sector as well as its ability to access new export markets that are vital for lifting rural populations out of poverty. Lack of concerted and coordinated policy efforts have resulted in unsustainable livestock numbers and significant rangeland degradation. Poor livestock, water and pasture management is contributing to the problem where 70.0% of Mongolia's pastureland is now degraded. Additionally, various challenges throughout the meat and dairy value chain including frequent disease outbreaks, poor veterinary and breeding services, low quality of meat due to limited use of appropriate feed and breeding practices, and limited linkages between herder groups and competitive markets has constrained the export potential of Mongolia's livestock sector.
The project aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of climate-resilient livestock production systems by encouraging policy-level changes, improving livestock, pasture, and water management, and strengthening local meat and dairy value chains. The project will: (i) provide a policy-based loan to enhance the policy, institutional, legal, regulatory, and organizational arrangements for improved livestock and pasture management as well as improved quality of products across the meat and dairy value chains; (ii) establish/strengthen herder cooperatives for improved livestock, pasture and water management, and upgrade, rehabilitate and establish water points to increase climate resilience of herder cooperatives; and (iii) strengthen meat and dairy value chains by facilitating linkages between herder cooperative and meat processors and exporters, supporting relevant technology-enabled agriculture extension services, and improving veterinary and breeding services at the soum level.
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|During Project Design||Project design and implementation arrangements were reviewed and discussed during the inception workshop held on 11-12 February 2020, interim workshop held on 24 March 2020, and loan fact-finding mission on 23 Nov to 1 Dec 2020.|
|During Project Implementation||A consulting firm was engaged with a commencement date of 9 December 2019. Draft inception report was submitted to ADB on 28 January 2020. The inception workshop was held on 11-12 February 2020 via video conference which was participated by ADB, consultants, and representatives from the Government of Mongolia. Draft inception report was revised, incorporating comments received during the inception workshop. Final inception report was submitted to ADB on 26 February 2020. Draft interim report was submitted to ADB on 16 March 2020 and was discussed during the interim workshop held on 24 March 2020. Final interim report was submitted on 16 April 2020. Fact finding mission was conducted on 23 Nov to 1 Dec 2020. Staff review meeting was held on 5 March 2021 and loan negotiations will be held on 8-9 April 2021.|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.|
|Procurement||Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hinrichs, Jan F.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Government Building II, United Nation's
Street 5/2, Chingeltei District,
Ulaanbaatar 15160, Mongolia Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry (MOFALI)
Strategic Planning and Policy Department
MOFALI, Peace Avenue, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
|Approval||30 Jul 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Jul 2019||28 Aug 2019||28 Aug 2019||31 Jul 2020||31 May 2021||05 Jul 2021|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||17 Jun 2022||669,297.31|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Livestock Development Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Preparing the Climate-Resilient Livestock Sector Development Project||Firm - Consulting||Closed||14 Jun 2019||13 Jul 2019|
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