Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project (ADB-48409-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
May 12, 2015
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National governments
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 30, 2017

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Project Description

According to the project documentation, “The Climate-friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project (the project) will invest in pro-poor and inclusive agricultural value chains in three countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) Kingdom of Cambodia (Cambodia), the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar).

The project will enhance rural household incomes and agricultural competitiveness by (i) providing improved critical production and post-harvest infrastructure, (ii) reducing energy costs by promoting bio-energy use and sustainable biomass management, and (iii) offering targeted agribusiness support services for selected value chains. There are 4 project outcomes as:

Output 1: Improved and climate resilient critical agribusiness value chain infrastructure will include rehabilitating and modernizing critical infrastructure (e.g. farm roads, water storage, and small-scale irrigation systems, drying, storage, milling and packaging facilities).

Output 2: Expanded bio-energy use and sustainable biomass management will include installation of agricultural waste to energy infrastructures (hard and soft) such as bio-digesters, bio-fertilizer facilities, and improved cookstoves for effective biomass management. These activities will increase value chain price competitiveness by lowering production costs.

Output 3: Strengthened agribusiness policy and capacity support services will include enabling agribusiness policy/regulatory development focusing on selected value chains, provision of information on climate-friendly agriculture and resource-efficient practices, harmonization of standards, and capacity building for productivity and quality improvement and reduction of post-harvest losses, marketing, potential public-private partnerships, and financing options.

Output 4: Effective project implementation and knowledge management will include consultant's support and institutional strengthening for subproject feasibility preparation, procurement, financial management, and safeguards, as well as diffusion of knowledge and technologies for agribusiness value chains”.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Asian Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility                                        US$ 1.50 million

Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million

Contact Information

Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

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