Research on Innovative Mechanism for Open Agricultural Investment (ADB-50005-001)

  • China
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 5, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of the People’s Republic of China
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 5, 2016

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Project Description
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To understand the potential benefits and challenges of agriculture open investment and innovative partnerships, this policy and advisory technical assistance (TA) will review opportunities to increase investment in the agriculture sector through innovative partnerships in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and propose sound policy recommendations on how to improve agricultural investment and growth through innovative investment and partnership mechanism. The TA will also prepare a roadmap to guide and describe the steps to be taken to prepare for and implement open investment and promote innovative partnerships in the agriculture sector, as well as identify potential initiatives suitable for investment projects. Aside from the Ministry of Agriculture, the targeted policy audiences of the TA may include the planning and sector regulation agencies such as the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce.

There is a need for the agriculture sector to explore new partnerships, including opportunities for PPPs, and how they can best be utilized to meet the need to stimulate the growth of and investment in the sector. Opening up investment and promoting innovative partnerships in agriculture would potentially help modernize the agriculture sector and deliver multiple benefits that can contribute towards sustainable agricultural development that is inclusive of smallholder farmers. The four common agriculture project types include: (i) partnerships that aim to develop agriculture value chains; (ii) partnerships for joint agricultural research, innovation, and technology transfer; (iii) partnerships for building and upgrading market infrastructure; and (iv) partnerships for the de

The proposed TA will engage a team of consultants consisting of one international consultant (3 person-months) and five national consultants (24 person-months) with expertise in agricultural economics, policy, agribusiness and value chains, investment and finance, and institutional and planning. The consultants 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 80:20 by inviting biodata technical proposal.

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