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China, People's Republic of: Agriculture Green Production and Waste Management

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53086-001 Status: Approved

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the People's Republic of China (PRC) in implementing its Strategic Plan for Rural Vitalization, 2018 -2022. The TA will support sustainable agriculture production and waste management by (i) developing green agriculture production models for grain-producing areas of Heilongjiang and Shandong provinces experiencing soil and land degradation, (ii) proposing new models for the effective treatment and management of rural and agriculture organic waste in key grain producing areas, and (iii) supporting Qinghai Province in implementing the Strategic Plan for Rural Vitalization, 2018- 2022. These outputs will generate new knowledge and strategies to support rural vitalization and sustainable agriculture development in the PRC.

Project Details

Project Officer
Suzanne Robertson East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Agriculture Green Production and Waste Management
Project Number 53086-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9818-PRC: Agriculture Green Production and Waste Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Rural solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the People's Republic of China (PRC) in implementing its Strategic Plan for Rural Vitalization, 2018 -2022. The TA will support sustainable agriculture production and waste management by (i) developing green agriculture production models for grain-producing areas of Heilongjiang and Shandong provinces experiencing soil and land degradation, (ii) proposing new models for the effective treatment and management of rural and agriculture organic waste in key grain producing areas, and (iii) supporting Qinghai Province in implementing the Strategic Plan for Rural Vitalization, 2018- 2022. These outputs will generate new knowledge and strategies to support rural vitalization and sustainable agriculture development in the PRC.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

There is a need to transform agriculture production and address the ecological challenges the PRC faces by promoting environmental protection, waste management, and sustainable agriculture development. The core problem of unsustainable agriculture production and lack of ecological protection of land, water, and other natural resources has multifaceted causes and numerous effects. Excessive resource consumption, inefficient and unrestrained application of chemical pesticides and fertilizers on crops, and irrigation with untreated wastewater all contribute to the pollution of farmland and deterioration of the soil. Land degradation will only increase if the PRC''s soil continues to suffer from reduced fertility, erosion, changes in acidity, accumulation of plastic film residues, the effects of climate change, and damage from pollutants.

While many of these environmental and agriculture development challenges are national and provincial concerns, effectively implementing the Strategic Plan for Rural Vitalization, 2018- 2022 in provinces such as Qinghai will require a deeper exploration of the constraints to, and opportunities for, rural vitalization. Important questions requiring further investigation include: What are the key constraints facing the rural farm and nonfarm sector? What are the environmental protection challenges in Qinghai? How does the province promote rural urban integration and cohesion? How can Qinghai foster a culture of innovation and modernization in the agriculture industry, develop agriculture value chains and link agribusinesses and local entrepreneurs with smallholder farmers? What is the state of rural service delivery and governance in Qinghai? Are there critical social and physical infrastructure gaps that need to be addressed, including lack of health, education, and financial services? Answers to these and other related questions will provide the first critical step in supporting an evidence-based, scientific, and sustainable approach to implementing the Strategic Plan for Rural Vitalization, 2018 -2022 in Qinghai.

Impact Sustainable agriculture development and ecological environment improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Opportunities to modernize agriculture systems identified
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Knowledge of natural resource use and models for green agriculture production developed

New models for the proper treatment, usage, and management of rural organic waste proposed

Knowledge and understanding of key constraints to, and priorities for, rural vitalization in Qinghai Province generated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Heilongjiang, Qinghai, Shandong
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

ADB will engage a consulting firm following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and TA staff instructions using a simplified technical proposal and the quality- and cost-based selection method. The quality cost ratio will be 90:10 because of the high technical complexity of the consulting assignment. Disbursement of the TA proceeds will follow ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The consultants will submit progress reports, which will be reviewed by ADB and the government.

Output 1 of the TA will require 17.5 person-months of national consulting services. ADB will recruit a firm to provide national expertise, consisting of an agriculture/climate smart agriculture specialist who will be the team leader; a soil and natural resources management specialist; a livestock, biogas, and organic waste specialist; a financial specialist; and an agriculture/natural resources economist. Output 2 of the TA will require 19.0 person-months of national consulting services. The recruited firm will provide a organic waste/crop straw usage specialist who will be the team leader, a renewable energy specialist, an environmental specialist, an agriculture economist and financial specialist, and an institutional and policy specialist. Output 3 of the TA will require 17.0 person-months of national consulting services. The recruited firm will provide an institutional and policy specialist who will be the team leader, a waste management specialist, and an agriculture/natural resources economist. The selected firm will also provide 2.0 person-months of national consulting services from a TA coordinator, who will handle the overall TA management and ensure collaboration among the three outputs. Resource persons may be recruited for each output to review the consultants' outputs and share knowledge during workshops following ADB's guidelines on recruiting and administering resource persons.

Procurement Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Suzanne Robertson
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
11 Nong Zhan Guan
Nan Li, Beijing
People's Republic of China
Qinghai Provincial Finance Department
30 Huanghe Road, Xining, Qinghai
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Apr 2019
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 04 Oct 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Oct 2019

TA 9818-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2019 - - 31 Jul 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 04 Oct 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Agriculture Green Production and Waste Management Firm - Consulting Closed 19 Sep 2019 03 Oct 2019

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