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India: Maharashtra Agribusiness Network Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53264-001 Status: Proposed

The project targets to support FPOs by improving a network of post-harvest marketing and value chains focusing on the horticulture crops identified in the pre-feasibility study. The project design reflects the lessons learned from the previous projects and comprises separate components for public sector infrastructure development and private sector investment support. ADB will add value through an integrated approach addressing capacity development, financial support, and infrastructure development.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nishimura, Masahiro South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Maharashtra Agribusiness Network Project
Project Number 53264-001
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Maharashtra Agribusiness Network Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
TA: Maharashtra Agribusiness Network Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Rural market infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project targets to support FPOs by improving a network of post-harvest marketing and value chains focusing on the horticulture crops identified in the pre-feasibility study. The project design reflects the lessons learned from the previous projects and comprises separate components for public sector infrastructure development and private sector investment support. ADB will add value through an integrated approach addressing capacity development, financial support, and infrastructure development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Maharashtra is the second largest state in India in terms of population and ranks third by geographical area. The state is also the leading contributor to the national gross domestic product accounting for 14.4% in FY2017/18 and demonstrated rapid economic growth averaging 10.0% per year between FY2013/14 and FY2018/19 driven by industrial and service sector outputs. However, the state is also ranked among the highest in the income and development inequality as economic development is concentrated around major cities and rural poverty is still prevailing. The average income per capita in the poorest district is merely 25.6% of Mumbai, the district with the highest income. The poverty rate is 24.2% and gets as high as 40% in poor districts, and 23 out of 36 districts have higher poverty rates than the national average of 18%. About 53% of the state's population depend on agriculture for their livelihood and subsistence. About 80% of the farmers are marginal farmers with small landholdings. Increasing the income of marginal farmers impacts significantly on poverty reduction of rural Maharashtra.
Impact Achieve average agriculture sector growth rate of 5 per cent, promote agriculture produce export, and establish fair, competitive and accessible agriculture markets (Vision 2030)
Outcome Maharashtra's horticultural production values and FPOs' profit increased
Outputs

Capacity enhanced for value chain integration of FPOs

Financial support provided for FPOs and value chain operators to improve post-harvest practices

Agriculture value chain improved and operational for the target horticulture crops

Geographical Location Maharashtra
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 Procurement will be undertaken following 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).
Procurement Procurement will be undertaken following 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 Nishimura, Masahiro
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Maharashtra Department of Cooperation, Marketing and Textile
Mantralaya, Mumbai - 400 032, Maharashtra, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Dec 2019
Fact Finding 22 Jun 2020 to 30 Jun 2020
MRM 20 Jul 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Dec 2019

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