Pakistan: Strengthening Food Security Post-COVID-19 and Locust Attacks
The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will help Pakistan improve its resilience to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, locust infestations, and other natural disasters through enhancing its food security system and agriculture sector.
Central and West Asia Department
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Strengthening Food Security Post-COVID-19 and Locust Attacks|
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will help Pakistan improve its resilience to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, locust infestations, and other natural disasters through enhancing its food security system and agriculture sector.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA will support the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) and four provincial agriculture departments Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh in (i) using technologies and advanced practices to combat COVID-19, the locust outbreak, and other potential natural disasters and climate change; (ii) disseminating such technologies and practices to the beneficiaries of the government and rural community, and (iii) assessing the performance of the country's food security institution and agriculture sector for building the long-term sustainable food security system.|
National food security sustained, agriculture resilience increased, and national targets for agriculture growth achieved.
|Description of Outcome||
Institutional capacity to manage a sustainable food security system strengthened
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Technology-based data collection practices demonstrated
Advanced locust and other pest management practices disseminated
Climate-adaptive and disaster-resilient agriculture practices increased in areas vulnerable to climate change and natural hazards
Diagnostic assessment of food security and agriculture completed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the firm and individual consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sato, Noriko|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD|
Ministry of National Food Security and Research
|Fact Finding||27 Aug 2020 to 18 Sep 2020|
|Approval||09 Dec 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Dec 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Dec 2020||-||09 Dec 2020||30 Nov 2022||30 Nov 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,800,000.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||28 Nov 2022||976,652.32|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Food Security Post-COVID-19 and Locust Attacks: Technical Assessment of MNFSR's and FAO's Food Security and Nutrition Information Systems - Technical Assistance Consultant’s Report||Consultants' Reports||Aug 2022|
|Strengthening Food Security Post-COVID-19 and Locust Attacks: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Agriculture Market and Value Chain Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Nov 2022||28 Nov 2022|
|Food Security Specialist/Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Jun 2022||16 Jun 2022|
|International Agriculture Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Feb 2022||01 Mar 2022|
|Agriculture Research Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jan 2021||28 Jan 2021|
|Climate Adaptive Agriculture Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jan 2021||15 Jan 2021|
|Survey Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jan 2021||15 Jan 2021|
|Food Security Specialist/Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Dec 2020||22 Dec 2020|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 6663||17 Mar 2021||PARC AGROTECH COMPANY PVT LTD.(PAKISTAN) | PATCO Office, National Agricultural Rese Centre, Park Road Islamabad, Capital Pak||Ministry of National Food Security and Research||425,377.00||—|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 6663||23 Feb 2021||CAB International(UNITED KINGDOM) | Nosworthy Road, Wallingford Oxon OX10 8DE, United Kingdom||Ministry of National Food Security and Research||563,675.00||—|
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