Green and Resilient Rural Recovery through Agri-Food System Transformation in the Asia and Pacific Region (ADB-55113-001)

Regions
  • East Asia and Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
U
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 16, 2021
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.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.10 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.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 4.10 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 May 5, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jun 24, 2021


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Project Description
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According to the Bank's website, the project provides technical assistance to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the region's food and nutrition security and rural livelihood; and to help selected countries reshape their visions and investments for a greener and resilient recovery of agri-food value chains and rural economies from disruptions caused by COVID-19.

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) for Green and Resilient Rural Recovery through Agri-Food System Transformation in the Asia and Pacific Region will (i) assess the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the region's food and nutrition security and rural livelihood; and (ii) help developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reshape their visions and investments for a greener and resilient recovery of agri-food value chains and rural economies from disruptions caused by COVID-19, which have exacerbated rural poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, particularly among women and vulnerable groups. To identify innovative technological and investment pathways through research and development activities to transform the agri-food systems for stronger long-term food and rural livelihood security, the TA will support comprehensive assessments of agri-food value chains and rural livelihood vulnerability and opportunity, and help DMCs formulate evidence-based short-, medium-, and long-term policy and investment responses to strengthen food and nutrition security and to accelerate rural development for the COVID-19 recovery era and beyond.

The TA will distill lessons (i) from experiences of ADB and its development partners, especially in rural vitalization, impact on women and their leadership role in responding to the pandemic and transforming agri-food systems, agribusiness value chain modernization, food security strengthening, climate investment, and design of eco-compensation mechanisms; and (ii) from implemented projects that have demonstrated deleterious effects of intensive farming and urbanization on land, health, and biodiversity. The TA will build upon the findings and outcomes and serve as a continuation of a regional TA that helped DMCs develop knowledge solutions for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and inclusive and sustainable agribusiness value chains.

Investment Description
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The TA is estimated to cost $4,100,000, of which (i) $1,500,000 will be financed on a grant basis by ADB’s Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF) ($1,000,000 under TASF 7 and $500,000 under TASF-other sources); (ii) $750,000 will be financed on a grant basis by the Climate Change Fund (CCF);17 (iii) $500,000 will be financed on a grant basis by the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund;18 (iv) $550,000 will be financed on a grant basis by the Strategic Climate Fund19 and administered by ADB; and (v) $800,000 will be financed on a grant basis by the People’s Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (PRC Fund) 20 and administered by ADB.


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