Study on Building an Ecological Security System for the National Core Grain Growing Area of Henan (ADB-48471-001)

  • China
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Henan Province
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Voting Date
Sep 25, 2015
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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$ 0.40 million
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$ 0.40 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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The technical assistance (TA) supports Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) strategic priorities in the country partnership strategy (2011 2015) for the PRC. It aims to promote increased agricultural productivity and improved quantity and quality of natural resources. The TA will address important objectives of the ADB Operational Plan for Sustainable Food Security in Asia and the Pacific 2011 2020. It is also in line with the key issues under development for PRC's Thirteenth Five-Year Plan (2016 2020) which includes the importance of stabilizing grain production for food security and promoting sustainable land and forestry resource use.

The TA also supports the Third Plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee to build an ecological civilization' through the construction of an ecological security system which can safeguard the grain production bases, and through combining new rural construction, will improve urban and rural environment, and promote the country ecological civilization construction.

The TA impact, which is increased Henan grain production systems contribution to national food security, is aligned with the Henan Provincial Grain Production Core Region Plan 2008-2020. The outcome of the TA is improved ecosystem of the core grain cropping region of Henan Province.

The TA will have three outputs to support the achievement of the TA outcome, which are: (i) Agroforestry best practices in technical management recommended; (ii) Strategy for agroforestry development drafted; and (iii) Government and community capacity to implement agroforestry activities enhanced.

The contribution of grain production systems in Henan Province to national food security in the PRC is increased (Henan Provincial Grain Production Core Region Plan, 2008- 2020)

It is estimated that the TA will require 3 person-months of international and 18 person-months of national consulting services. One international specialist (team leader and agroforestry management specialist) and six national specialists (deputy team leader and ecology specialist, institutional and policy specialist, climate change specialist, finance specialist, forestry specialist, and a training and extension specialist) will be required for TA implementation. A consulting firm will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) using the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 due to the high technical complexity of the consulting assignment.

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Henan Provincial Forestry Department
No. 40, Weiwu Road, Zhengzhou Municipality,

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