Philippines: Mindanao Irrigation Development Project, Phase I

Sovereign Project | 53272-001

The Mindanao Irrigation Development Project will support the Government of the Philippines to increase productivity and resilience of irrigated agriculture in Mindanao by (i) strengthening irrigation planning, design, and management capacities; (ii) developing efficient and climate resilient irrigation systems; and (iii) adopting climate resilient irrigated farming practices.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Sagara, Junko
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Mindanao Irrigation Development Project, Phase I
Project Number 53272-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Mindanao Irrigation Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Mindanao Irrigation Development Project will support the Government of the Philippines to increase productivity and resilience of irrigated agriculture in Mindanao by (i) strengthening irrigation planning, design, and management capacities; (ii) developing efficient and climate resilient irrigation systems; and (iii) adopting climate resilient irrigated farming practices.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In the Philippines, agriculture is still the key driver of the economy especially in rural areas where poverty incidence remains highest. Mindanao, where the agriculture sector employs 40% of the labor force, is considered the food basket of the Philippines. Despite its vast natural resources and agriculture potential, Mindanao remains the poorest region of the Philippines with 23.7% of families in poverty. The Philippine Development Plan, 2017-2022 (PDP) recognizes that improving the agricultural productivity to uplift the agriculture sector is pivotal in reducing poverty and inequality, and in promoting more inclusive development.

Rice is the country's most important food crop not only because it is a staple crop but also because most farmers and workers depend on it as their main source of livelihood. Rice sector productivity in the country lags behind its regional competitors, and inadequate irrigation is one of the long-standing challenges that continue to hamper productivity. Furthermore, limited diversification of crops has been preventing the agriculture sector from taking advantage of the growing markets for high-value crops (HVC). Irrigation modernization to provide timely, sufficient, and efficient agricultural water supply is crucial to optimize the level of rice production and diversify into HVCs, improve domestic food supply, and enhance resilience of the country's agriculture system against future hazards.

Impact Economic opportunities and income of farmers enhanced
Outcome Productivity and resilience of irrigated agriculture improved
Outputs

Irrigation planning, design, and management capacities strengthened

Efficient and climate-resilient irrigation systems developed

Climate-resilient irrigated farming practices adopted

Geographical Location Mindanao
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 Sagara, Junko
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
National Irrigation Administration
3rd Floor, NIA Bldg. Complex
EDSA, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
(c/o Foreign Loans Accounting Division )
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Jun 2020
Fact Finding 14 Jan 2022 to 28 Jan 2022
MRM 19 Apr 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Jun 2020

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Title Document Type Document Date
Mindanao Irrigation Development Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2020

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