Uzbekistan : Preparing the Climate Resilient Livestock Development Project

Sovereign Project | 57079-001

The proposed Climate-Resilient Livestock Development Project aims to improve on-farm productivity and climate resiliency of livestock in Uzbekistan. The project's outputs are (i) regenerative pasture and supplementary feed base made climate-resilient, (ii) climate-smart husbandry and veterinary services strengthened, and (iii) financing for livestock extended and climate sensitized. The project is aligned with the following impacts: (i) stable provision of livestock products and food security improved, and (ii) carbon intensity of livestock sector reduced. Livestock is critical to national food security and rural livelihood. Livestock provides 90% of domestic animal-protein consumption and employs 27% of the agricultural workforce. Small-scale farms (dekhans) raise 94% of beef cattle, 95% of dairy cattle, and 83% of goats and sheep. Dekhan livestock production emphasizes beef but suffers from low productivity.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Leung, Leonard H.
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Uzbekistan
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Preparing the Climate Resilient Livestock Development Project
Project Number 57079-001
Country / Economy Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10189-UZB: Preparing the Climate Resilient Livestock Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Operational Priorities 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
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Livestock

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed Climate-Resilient Livestock Development Project aims to improve on-farm productivity and climate resiliency of livestock in Uzbekistan. The project's outputs are (i) regenerative pasture and supplementary feed base made climate-resilient, (ii) climate-smart husbandry and veterinary services strengthened, and (iii) financing for livestock extended and climate sensitized. The project is aligned with the following impacts: (i) stable provision of livestock products and food security improved, and (ii) carbon intensity of livestock sector reduced. Livestock is critical to national food security and rural livelihood. Livestock provides 90% of domestic animal-protein consumption and employs 27% of the agricultural workforce. Small-scale farms (dekhans) raise 94% of beef cattle, 95% of dairy cattle, and 83% of goats and sheep. Dekhan livestock production emphasizes beef but suffers from low productivity.

The Project Preparatory Technical assistance (TA) will support the Committee for Veterinary and Livestock Development (CVLD), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of Uzbekistan in project preparation and conducting due diligence for the ensuing project, including technical due diligence, climate change adaptation and mitigation, safeguards, financial management, procurement, gender, poverty assessment, and economic assessment.

The TA is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priority (OP) 1: addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities; OP 2: accelerating progress in gender equality; OP 3: tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability; and OP 5: promoting rural development and food security. The TA contributes to two strategic areas in ADB's country partnership strategy for Uzbekistan: (i) supporting private sector development and (ii) reducing economic and social disparities. The TA complements MOA's Agriculture Development Strategy for 20202030.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA aims to resolve key processing issues:

- Limited government willingness to borrow for public (nonrevenue-generating) goods and services. The Ministry of Economy and Finance exercises caution when borrowing for public infrastructure and services because of concerns about debt sustainability. The TA will evaluate and incorporate cost-recovery measures into the project design to reduce the fiscal burden and assess opportunities to leverage the potential grant from the Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific for increased borrowing for public goods and services.

- Limited investment on public (nonrevenue-generating) goods and services due to budget constraint. The TA will incorporate cost-recovery measures into the project design and draw grant financing to reduce fiscal burden and increase investment in public goods and services.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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
During Project Implementation The TA will facilitate stakeholder consultations as part of ensuing project preparatory due diligence.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An estimated 49.5 person-months (23.5 international and 26.0 national) of consultancy inputs will be required to meet the TA output. ADB will engage a consulting firm (16.0 person-months international and 26.0 person-months national) and four individual consultants (7.5 person-months) following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time). No procurement of goods and equipment is envisaged.
Procurement No procurement of goods or works envisaged in this TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Leung, Leonard H.
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Oct 2023
Fact Finding 22 Jul 2024 to 31 Jul 2024
MRM -
Approval 21 Nov 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Feb 2024

TA 10189-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Nov 2023 19 Dec 2023 19 Dec 2023 30 Jun 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 22 Feb 2024 0.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Climate Resilient Livestock Development Project: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2023

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Preparatory Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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