Cambodia: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project

Sovereign Project | 53261-001

The project will address key issues identified in Cambodia's four coastal provinces of Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong, and Preah Sihanouk. The project will have the following outcome: enhanced and sustainable coastal and marine ecosystems and fisheries value chains developed. Specifically, it will (i) enhance coastal and marine ecosystem management; (ii) improve Climate resilient post-harvest infrastructure, (iii) promote investment in safe and sustainable fisheries value chain; and (iv) establish and pilot the Marine Finance Facility. The project will be aligned with the following impact: coastal and marine fisheries resources made sustainable and resilient.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Lopez, Alvin
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Cambodia
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project
Project Number 53261-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Loan: Coastal and Marine Fisheries and Tourism Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 50.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Fishery - Rural market infrastructure - Water-based natural resources management

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will address key issues identified in Cambodia's four coastal provinces of Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong, and Preah Sihanouk. The project will have the following outcome: enhanced and sustainable coastal and marine ecosystems and fisheries value chains developed. Specifically, it will (i) enhance coastal and marine ecosystem management; (ii) improve Climate resilient post-harvest infrastructure, (iii) promote investment in safe and sustainable fisheries value chain; and (iv) establish and pilot the Marine Finance Facility. The project will be aligned with the following impact: coastal and marine fisheries resources made sustainable and resilient.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Fisheries, both freshwater and marine, are important contributors to food security and nutrition in Cambodia, accounting for 61% of households' animal protein intake. Cambodia's capture fisheries sector produced an estimated 601,100 tons in 2019, of which marine catch constituted 122,250 tons. Fisheries accounted for almost 5% of the national gross domestic product in 2019. Despite its importance to the national and regional economy, sustainable growth and competitiveness of the coastal and marine fisheries sector have been hampered by (i) overexploitation of coastal and marine ecosystems; (ii) lack of appropriate post-harvest infrastructure and technologies; and (iii) challenges faced by smallholders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in accessing finance.

The project supports five operational priorities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 and the ADB Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies. It is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for Cambodia, 2019-2023, and is included in the country operations business plan for Cambodia, 2021-2023. It is also aligned with the Greater Mekong Subregion Strategy for Promoting Safe and Environment-Friendly Agro-based Value Chains. It responds to the government's key national strategies and policies relevant to agriculture, fisheries, and natural resources management. The Cambodia Agricultural Sector Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 includes fisheries management as a key program strategy. The project responds to Cambodia's Strategic Planning Framework for Fisheries 2015-2024 and to the government's equality objectives in the Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Strategic Framework in the Agriculture Sector 2016-2020, as well as in the Fisheries Administration's Action Plan for Gender Equality Promotion and Child Labor Elimination in the Fisheries Sector 2016-2020.

Impact Coastal and marine fisheries resources made sustainable and resilient
Outcome Enhanced and sustainable coastal and marine ecosystems and fisheries value chains developed
Outputs

Coastal and marine ecosystem management enhanced

Climate resilient post-harvest infrastructure improved

Investment in safe and sustainable fisheries value chain promoted

Marine Finance Facility established and piloted

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Lopez, Alvin
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
# 40 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 May 2021
Fact Finding 17 Mar 2022 to 25 Mar 2022
MRM 13 May 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 May 2021

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