Mongolia: Managing the Risks of Food Insecurity in Mongolia during the COVID-19 Crisis

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54317-001

Impact: Adverse impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and other food insecurity risks in Mongolia reduced

Outcome: Opportunities to strengthen the resilience of food supply chains to food insecurity risks identified

Output 1: Vulnerability of the food supply chain in Mongolia assessed. This output will support (i) monitoring of price along food supply chains from production inputs, production, processing, to retail; (ii) assessment of COVID-19 pandemic impacts on food supply chain disruptions; (iii) holistic assessment of vulnerability in food supply chains against a range of food insecurity risks; (iv) assessment of access to financial services for the participants along the food supply chains; and (v) identification of opportunities for public and private partnership to apply digital technologies to monitor prices along food supply chains and to strengthen the resilience of food supply chains.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kimura, Shingo
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Mongolia
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Managing the Risks of Food Insecurity in Mongolia during the COVID-19 Crisis
Project Number 54317-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6584-MON: Managing the Risk of Food Insecurity in Mongolia During COVID-19 Crisis
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

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

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

Impact: Adverse impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and other food insecurity risks in Mongolia reduced

Outcome: Opportunities to strengthen the resilience of food supply chains to food insecurity risks identified

Output 1: Vulnerability of the food supply chain in Mongolia assessed. This output will support (i) monitoring of price along food supply chains from production inputs, production, processing, to retail; (ii) assessment of COVID-19 pandemic impacts on food supply chain disruptions; (iii) holistic assessment of vulnerability in food supply chains against a range of food insecurity risks; (iv) assessment of access to financial services for the participants along the food supply chains; and (v) identification of opportunities for public and private partnership to apply digital technologies to monitor prices along food supply chains and to strengthen the resilience of food supply chains.

Output 2: Strategy and action plan to strengthen the resilience of food supply chains to food insecurity risks in Mongolia prepared. This output will support (i) preparation of rapid response plan to address food insecurity risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, including strengthening social assistance system and credit provision to working capitals through food supply chains; (ii) preparation of policy strategy and action plan including the policy recommendations and investment opportunities to establish more resilient food supply chains against a range of food insecurity risks such as the improvement of logistics and storage systems, strengthening food safety and bio-security arrangement, sustainable use of natural resources and managing climate risk, and policy coordination mechanisms between different agencies of the government; (iii) preparation of feasibility study to establish price monitoring system along food supply chains and emergency stock systems; and (iv) a knowledge sharing event among public and private stakeholders to form coordinated actions to build more resilient food supply chains in Mongolia.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other food insecurity risks in Mongolia reduced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Opportunities to strengthen the resilience of food supply chains to food insecurity risks identified
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Vulnerabilities of Mongolia's food supply chains assessed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Consultation and knowledge sharing with stakeholders.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will be carried out by a core team of international and national experts with an estimated input of 36.0 person-months. To ensure consistency in due diligence and capacity strengthening, a consulting firm will be recruited to deliver the TA outputs. The consulting firm will be recruited using the quality-and cost-based selection method, using a quality cost ratio of 90:10 by submitting a biodata technical proposal following the Asian Development Bank Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The successful firm should have prior experience and demonstrated expertise in the food and agriculture sector with specific experience in food supply chain management. Experience working in Mongolia is preferred and highly desirable. All national consultants hired as part of this TA must be fluent in written and spoken English and possess graduate degrees or equivalent experience relevant to this TA. International specialists should have prior experience working in Mongolia, an understanding of the country context, and familiarity with concerned government institutions. All consultants will provide inputs to the reports, coordinated by the team leader who will provide overall supervision, oversight, and quality-control.
Procurement ADB will engage a consulting firm and/or individual consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or 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.
Responsible ADB Officer Kimura, Shingo
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry (MOFALI)
Strategic Planning and Policy Department
MOFALI, Peace Avenue, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 17 Aug 2020 to 17 Aug 2020
MRM -
Approval 27 Oct 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Oct 2020

TA 6584-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2020 - 27 Oct 2020 30 Apr 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 07 Sep 2021 64,663.64

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Managing the Risks of Food Insecurity in Mongolia during the COVID-19 Crisis Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Oct 2020 06 Nov 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 6584 21 Jan 2021 Monconsult Ltd. (MONGOLIA) in association with Alinea International MONCONSULT BUILDING, PEACE AVENUE, Namyanju 4/1, Ulaanbaatar 13335 Mongolia Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry 335800

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