China, People's Republic of : Strategic Research on Environmentally Sustainable Development of Paper Mulberry Ecological Agriculture and Pasturage in the Yellow River Basin

Sovereign Project | 54026-010

The TA will have the following outcome: high-quality green agricultural development opportunities through paper mulberry production in the Yellow River basin enhanced. The subproject will support the overall TA cluster outputs by (i) providing policy advice on supporting institutional, policy, and governance reforms to support paper mulberry production that has a potential to address sustainable and high-quality development issues in Yellow River basin (cluster output 1); (ii) developing innovative and nature-positive solution of promoting paper mulberry production that will address development constraints in the Yellow River basin (cluster output 2); and (iii) promoting knowledge generation and dissemination to build capacity of local government, farmers, private sector, and stakeholders to enable the nature-positive approach to be adopted and scaled-up (cluster output 3).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Le, Lan N.
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

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Project Name Strategic Research on Environmentally Sustainable Development of Paper Mulberry Ecological Agriculture and Pasturage in the Yellow River Basin
Project Number 54026-010
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6777-PRC: Strategic Research on Environmentally Sustainable Development of Paper Mulberry Ecological Agriculture and Pasturage in the Yellow River Basin
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Some gender elements
Description The TA will have the following outcome: high-quality green agricultural development opportunities through paper mulberry production in the Yellow River basin enhanced. The subproject will support the overall TA cluster outputs by (i) providing policy advice on supporting institutional, policy, and governance reforms to support paper mulberry production that has a potential to address sustainable and high-quality development issues in Yellow River basin (cluster output 1); (ii) developing innovative and nature-positive solution of promoting paper mulberry production that will address development constraints in the Yellow River basin (cluster output 2); and (iii) promoting knowledge generation and dissemination to build capacity of local government, farmers, private sector, and stakeholders to enable the nature-positive approach to be adopted and scaled-up (cluster output 3). When these elements are combined, it will support the preparation of a comprehensive strategy and action plan of promoting paper mulberry production to support environmentally sustainable development in the Yellow River basin.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Promotion of paper mulberry production can be a new technical model to promote environmentally sustainable development in the Yellow River basin. In fact, the potential of scaling up paper mulberry production to achieve ecological civilization has been highlighted by the government's strategic documents. Paper mulberry can be cultivated in different forms; multiple uses of leaf foliage and its positive impact on environment such as restoration of degraded lands, bioremediation of polluted sites, conservation of water, prevention of soil erosion, and improvement of air quality by carbon sequestration. It is also used to prepare various products in pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, and health care industries. The promotion of paper mulberry production can provide nature-positive solutions to address development constraints in Yellow River basin.
Impact

Resilient ecological protection and security in the Yellow River basin achieved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

High-quality green agricultural development opportunities through paper mulberry production in the Yellow River basin enhanced

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Opportunities and strategies to promote environmentally sustainable development through paper mulberry production identified

Pilot models and an action plan to scale up environmentally sustainable development through paper mulberry production prepared

Knowledge and skills on environmentally sustainable development through paper mulberry production enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) ADB has approved the final inception report on 17 February 2022. An interim meeting was held on 18 January 2023. The final interim report was approved by ADB on 2 February 2023. The TA completion date was extended to 31 December 2023.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 A consulting firm will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method, using a quality cost ratio of 90:10 and biodata technical proposal according to the Asian Development Bank''s (ADB) Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement will follow 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 Le, Lan N.
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
National Rural Revitalization Administration
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 31 May 2021 to 31 May 2021
MRM -
Approval 15 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2023

TA 6777-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Sep 2021 09 Oct 2021 09 Oct 2021 30 Sep 2023 30 Apr 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 09 Jan 2024 255,330.76

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Agricultural/Environmental Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Strategic Research on High-Quality Development of Poverty Alleviation Industry of Paper Mulberry Ecological Agriculture and Pasturage in the Yellow River Basin Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6777 12 Nov 2021 Energy and Environmental Development Research Center (P.R.C.) | 2504, Building T2, Dazu Square, Rong Jing Dong Jie Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, Beijing 100175 China National Rural Revitalization Administration 246,398.00

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