Pakistan: Strengthening Food Security Post-COVID-19 and Locust Attacks

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54319-001

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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Sato, Noriko
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Pakistan
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Strengthening Food Security Post-COVID-19 and Locust Attacks
Project Number 54319-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6663-PAK: Strengthening Food Security Post-COVID-19 and Locust Attacks
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.10 million
Water Financing Partnership Facility-NET TF US$ 200,000.00
Climate Change Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
Impact National food security sustained, agriculture resilience increased, and national targets for agriculture growth achieved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Institutional capacity to manage a sustainable food security system strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of National Food Security and Research
Block-B Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 27 Aug 2020 to 18 Sep 2020
MRM -
Approval 09 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Dec 2020

TA 6663-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2020 - 09 Dec 2020 30 Nov 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,300,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 07 Sep 2021 203,703.12

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Agriculture Research Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2021
Survey Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jan 2021 15 Jan 2021
Climate Adaptive Agriculture Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jan 2021 15 Jan 2021
Food Security Specialist/Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Dec 2020 22 Dec 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 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 425377
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 563675

Procurement Plan

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