Pakistan: Preparing the Punjab Agriculture Markets Development Project
The proposed project will finance the development of a modern holistic wholesale agriculture market in Lahore and prepare a master plan for development of wholesale markets in other locations proposed and agreed by PAD. It will complement and enhance the impact of other ongoing government-run as well as other donor-funded projects aimed at improving agriculture value chains.
Central and West Asia Department
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Preparing the Punjab Agriculture Markets Development Project|
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Rural market infrastructure - Rural solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed project will finance the development of a modern holistic wholesale agriculture market in Lahore and prepare a master plan for development of wholesale markets in other locations proposed and agreed by PAD. It will complement and enhance the impact of other ongoing government-run as well as other donor-funded projects aimed at improving agriculture value chains.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Punjab is a major contributor to to Pakistan's economy and food security. Punjab contributes about 60% to the agriculture-based exports of the country. The province produces 75.5 percent of wheat, 70.2 percent of rice, 68.5 percent of cotton, 67.8 percent of sugarcane, 79.8 percent of maize, and 86.5 percent of gram in the country, and is a major contributor to the milk market. However, most of the agriculture produce in Punjab, as with the rest of Pakistan, travels through a complex marketing chain with poor regulation and enforcement of rules. There is a need to modernize agricultural marketing systems in Punjab to promote economic growth and job creation.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Key stakeholders including government agencies, local administrations, farmer communities, and civil society organizations will be consulted during project preparation through various means including interviews, focused meetings, and questionnaire.|
|During Project Implementation||Local administrations, farmer communities, and social organizations will be consulted on a continuous basis during project implementation.|
|Consulting Services||The project preparation will require a team of international and national specialists to conduct the due diligence in terms of technical, financial and economic, social, environmental, and institutional aspects and prepare project feasibility studies to meet the requirements of ADB and the Government of Punjab, Pakistan.|
|Procurement||To be confirmed.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sato, Noriko|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD|
Agriculture Department, Government of the Punjab
21-Sir Agha Khan Soyem Road (Davis Road)
Government of the Punjab
|Approval||08 Nov 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Feb 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Nov 2019||17 Dec 2019||17 Dec 2019||30 Apr 2021||30 Apr 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|900,000.00||600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||17 Jun 2022||583,603.78|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Punjab Agriculture Markets Development Project: Agricultural Commodities Value Chain Study Inception Report||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2022|
|Preparing the Punjab Agriculture Markets Development Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Agriculture and Wholesale Markets Specialist / TA Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 May 2022||11 May 2022|
|Recruitment of an Agriculture Markets Regulatory Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 May 2022||11 May 2022|
|Agriculture Policy Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Apr 2022||05 May 2022|
|Recruitment of a Horticulture Markets and Linkages Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Apr 2022||05 May 2022|
|Recruitment of a Horticulture Markets and Linkages Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Dec 2021||27 Dec 2021|
|Horticulture Markets and Linkages Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Dec 2019||31 Dec 2019|
|Agriculture Policy Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Dec 2019||19 Dec 2019|
|Output 1 - Feasibility and Project Design Study||Firm - Consulting||Closed||16 Nov 2019||22 Nov 2019|
|Agriculture Markets Regulatory Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Nov 2019||21 Nov 2019|
|Agriculture and Wholesale Markets Specialist/TA Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Nov 2019||21 Nov 2019|
|PPP Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Oct 2019||16 Oct 2019|
|Agriculture Markets Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Oct 2019||16 Oct 2019|
|Value Chain Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Oct 2019||16 Oct 2019|
|Legal Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Oct 2019||16 Oct 2019|
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