Food Safety and Agriculture Commercialization Program: Report and Recommendation of the President

Reports and Recommendations of the President | October 2019

The program will provide budget support for reforms to (i) improve food safety and quality monitoring systems that will reduce transaction time and costs for exporters, and protect public health by preventing unsafe food consumption; (ii) promote agricultural commercialization to support farmers in their transition from subsistence farming to profit-making production and sales; and (iii) strengthen institutional capacity, particularly at the subnational government level, given the devolved nature of agriculture. The program will also support Nepal’s agriculture sector with regard to policy and regulatory amendments in the transition from a unitary to federal structure.

The report and recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors (RRP) document describes the terms and conditions of a project for consideration and approval by ADB's Board of Directors.

This document dated October 2019 is provided for the ADB project 48218-010 in Nepal.

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