Armenia : Climate-Adaptive Food Security Enhancement Project-

Sovereign Project | 57088-001

The project will improve food security, enhance agricultural livelihoods, and improve income-generating activities and adaptive capacity of highly vulnerable communities in Armenia. The project will (i) implement climate-sensitive energy solutions in Shirak and Tavush provinces; (ii) increase opportunities to access logistics hubs in targeted project provinces; (iii) enhance capacities of the Ministry of Economy for climate-smart adaptation planning. The outcome of the project will be strengthened resilience of vulnerable smallholder farmers through climate-smart agriculture and livelihood diversification. The project will contribute to enhanced food security enhanced and sustainable rural development built on innovation and climate-resilient technologies.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Palao, Leo Kris M.
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Armenia
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Climate-Adaptive Food Security Enhancement Project-
Project Number 57088-001
Country / Economy Armenia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Climate-Adaptive Food Security Enhancement Project
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 3.00 million
TA: Climate-Adaptive Food Security Enhancement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
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
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Gender equity theme
Description The project will improve food security, enhance agricultural livelihoods, and improve income-generating activities and adaptive capacity of highly vulnerable communities in Armenia. The project will (i) implement climate-sensitive energy solutions in Shirak and Tavush provinces; (ii) increase opportunities to access logistics hubs in targeted project provinces; (iii) enhance capacities of the Ministry of Economy for climate-smart adaptation planning. The outcome of the project will be strengthened resilience of vulnerable smallholder farmers through climate-smart agriculture and livelihood diversification. The project will contribute to enhanced food security enhanced and sustainable rural development built on innovation and climate-resilient technologies.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

1. Climate Change Vulnerability

2. Food insecurity

3. Agriculture's contribution to the economy

4. Government sector strategy, legal frameworks and development strategies

5. Alignment with Asian Development Bank (ADB) strategies

Impact

Impact of the Project is aligned with Sustainable agriculture productivity improved and rural poverty reduced (Agriculture Strategy 2020-2030).

Outcome

Climate-adaptive capacity of selected rural municipalities and households increased.

Outputs

Climate-resilient energy solutions established and further enabled

Climate-smart technologies for food security enhanced

Capacity of the Ministry of Economy for climate-smart agricultural planning enhanced.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is environmental Category C. The project's environmental impacts are minor in accordance with national and international standards. Any sub-project with Category A or B environmental impacts should be excluded from the project scope.
Involuntary Resettlement The JFPR grant project activities will not involve civil works nor trigger land acquisition or involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The JFPR grant project activities will not involve civil works nor trigger land acquisition or involuntary resettlement.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project promotes inclusive participation of women and disadvantaged populations in vulnerable communities to climate change in Shirak and Tavush provinces by engaging rural agricultural households to support climate adaptation and food security.
During Project Implementation The project will conduct training, mentoring, and coaching activities to ensure rural agricultural households adopt sustainable and climate-resilient livelihoods and promote market linkages to increase income. Capacity building on climate-smart agriculture investment planning will engage the Ministry of Economy, relevant government ministries, and private sectors to strengthen collective actions towards adaptation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services FBS is applied to all consulting services, as (i) the TOR is precisely defined with no changes expected during implementation; (ii) the time and personnel inputs can be assessed accurately; and (iii) the budget is fixed and cannot be exceeded.
Procurement Open competitive bidding (OCB) is the default procurement method for all procurement of goods and equipment packages, to ensure the wider competition and achieve value for money outcomes for packages above $0.1 million. Based on the capability of the local market, these packages will be procured through OCB with national advertising. The packages for 'Supply and installation of drip irrigation systems and other agricultural equipment, plants and seedlings for 200 rural households , and 'Supply of small-value agricultural equipment and products to support income generating projects for 30 rural households for small items with total lot cost below $0.1 million will be procured via RFQ to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement process.
Responsible ADB Officer Palao, Leo Kris M.
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy (MOE)
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Oct 2023
Fact Finding 01 Sep 2023 to 05 Sep 2023
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Oct 2023

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