Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country Philippines
Project/Program Number 30087-013
Geographical Location Nationwide coverage
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Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agricultural Production and Markets
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The primary goals of the Grain Sector Development Program (GSDP) are to attain sustained growth in grains productivity and grains households' income, reduce the level of rural poverty, and achieve a more cost-effective resource efficient food security through: (i) improving the existing grains policy regime, (ii) strengthening the institutional capacity in providing support services to the grains sector, and (iii) attaining a policy and institutional environment that attracts private sector investments at all levels of the grain production and marketing chain and ensures food security. The Program comprises (i) a policy program (to be supported by ADB's program loan) that will enable policy and institutional reforms and ensure increased sector investments in infrastructure facilities; and (ii) an investment project (to be supported by ADB's investment loan) that will provide for improvements in irrigation infrastructure for grains, strengthening grains technology generation and dissemination, capacity building for the Executing Agency (EA), and support for project management. GSDP will be accompanied by four advisory technical assistance (TA) projects, one of which will be financed by the Bank to provide policy analysis and advocacy support to the EA in ensuring timely compliance and fulfillment of the critical reforms required by the grains sector. The other three TAs are being financed by the United States Agency for International Development. (Piggybacked to this loan is the Grains Production Improvement technical assistance).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The development of the Philippines grains sector is central to attaining the Government's goals of eradicating poverty - particularly in the rural areas - and ensuring food security for the country. Achievement of these goals however, is being hampered by policy, institutional, and investment constraints, such as: (i) an inappropriate policy regime; (ii) weak support base; and (iii) inadequate research and development investments to overcome the physical constraints to higher grains productivity, and the relatively low institutional capacity of the Government to alleviate such constraints. These constraints result in low grains productivity and food insecurity in the country. The Grains Sector Development Program (GSDP) is aimed at making the grains sector more productive and internationally competitive, while helping secure food security in the country. The interventions under the Program are intended to help overcome the above constraints. The Program comprises an integrated package of policy and institutional reforms, sector investments, and advisory technical assistance services.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
The Investment Project will require a total of 498 person-months of internationally- and locally-recruited consultants in the following areas: (i) program management, (ii) design and implementation of irrigation works, (iii) statistical methods, (iv) management information system, (v) corporate planning, (vi) human resource development, (vii) information technology, (viii) policy analysis, and (ix) monitoring and evaluation. The consultants will be recruited through a firm or individuals in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, and other procedures acceptable to ADB for the selection of domestic consultants. Under the TA to be financed by ADB, a total of 36 person-months of international and domestic consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
The ADB Program loan will be used to finance foreign currency expenditures in respect of the reasonable cost of imported goods required during the implementation of the Program. Each contract for eligible items shall be awarded on the basis of either the purchaser's normal commercial procurement practices, in the case of procurement by the private sector, or the Borrower's prescribed procurement procedures, in case of procurement by the public sector, having due regard for the principles of economy and efficiency. Under the Investment Project, all goods and civil works to be financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Procurement. Contracts have been packaged such that: each civil works contract package costing $2.0 million or more, and each package for the supply of equipment or materials costing $0.5 million or more shall be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB). For other civil works contracts costing below $2.0 million, procurement will be undertaken using the local competitive bidding (LCB) procedure, while minor civil works contracts costing in each instance less than $0.1 million may be undertaken by force account. Prequalification of contractors is required for civil works contracts. For the supply of equipment or materials, each contract estimated to cost the equivalent of $0.5 million or less will be procured through international shopping, while off-the-shelf items valued at less than $0.1 million may be procured directly from suppliers.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 29 Apr 1998 to 22 May 1998
Management Review Meeting 04 May 1999
Approval 24 Apr 2000


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 2717 18 Dec 1996 31 Dec 1996 31 Dec 1996 30 Apr 2000
Technical Assistance 3429 24 Apr 2000 19 Jul 2000 19 Jul 2000 31 Oct 2001 30 Dec 2002

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Dept. of Agriculture (Office of the Secretary)
Mr. Edgardo Angara, Secretary


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