India: Building Capacity for Climate Resilience and Soil Nutrition Management among Smallholder Farmers

Nonsovereign Project | 56137-002

The transaction technical assistance (TA) is designed to complement a proposed loan of up to $33 million to Smartchem Technologies Limited (STL) for the STL Climate Smart High Efficiency Crop Nutrition Project in India. The investment will finance capital expenditures including energy efficiency investments, R&D and training related to its enhanced efficiency specialized fertilizers (EESF) business.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Dora, Tushna
    Private Sector Operations Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Building Capacity for Climate Resilience and Soil Nutrition Management among Smallholder Farmers
Project Number 56137-002
Borrower / Company
Country / Economy India
Location Nation-wide
Type or Modality of Assistance
6925 Technical Assistance USD 225,000 Proposed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agro-industry, marketing, and trade

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Dora, Tushna
Project Sponsor(s)
Objectives and Scope The transaction technical assistance (TA) is designed to complement a proposed loan of up to $33 million to Smartchem Technologies Limited (STL) for the STL Climate Smart High Efficiency Crop Nutrition Project in India. The investment will finance capital expenditures including energy efficiency investments, R&D and training related to its enhanced efficiency specialized fertilizers (EESF) business.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is consistent with Strategy 2030's operational priority (OP) 1 by improving incomes of farmers and creating employment opportunities for people, OP 2 by promoting gender equality through the gender action plan22, OP 3 by promoting adoption of advanced technologies to ensure sustainable use of land and water resources and building farmers' climate resilience, and OP 5 by providing quality farm inputs to farmers to improve agricultural production. The project is also aligned with the Operational Plan for Private Sector Operations, 2019 2024, which calls for focusing on the agricultural inputs subsector and mobilizing funds for _more environmentally sustainable_ subsectors and climate-adapted agribusiness projects. The project is also aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for India, 2018 2022, which (i) identified supporting investments in rural infrastructure to improve agricultural productivity, (ii) stated that ADB will focus on government priorities to double farmers' incomes, and (iii) stated that ADB will provide support to intensify and diversify agricultural production.

The project is consistent with Strategy 2030 Operational Plan for Priority 5, which stresses that _over/misuse of fertilizers and pesticides is contaminating soil, water, and marine resources_ and that _smallholder farmers' access to modern inputs, is quite limited._ The plan further calls for ADB to mobilize investments to _sustainably increase farm productivity and incomes_ and promote _better-quality farm inputs._ The project was processed with the South Asia Department employing the One ADB approach, and will also complement ADB's Maharashtra Agribusiness Network Project, whose beneficiaries will also benefit from access to these better quality inputs.

Safeguard Categories
Environment
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance -
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval -
Last PDS Update 21 Jun 2022

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