Project Data Sheet

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Project Name Northwest Agriculture Development Project
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 32193-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Northwest region of Bangladesh
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agriculture and Rural Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3230Japan Special Fund500

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 objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to formulate a project for accelerating economic activities in agriculture in the northwest region by transforming subsistence agriculture into market oriented farm production in response to the opening of Bangabandu (Jamuna) Bridge that has created new opportunities in the region. The output of the TA will be a detailed proposal for possible external financing of the proposed investment project The Project will (i) raise yield of rice, wheat, maize, and horticulture crops by ensuring timely availability of quality inputs through expansion and development of existing seed supply facilities, especially those in private sector; (ii) establish appropriate credit delivery mechanism to promote agricultural development and agribusiness and provide credits to farmers and entrepreneurs in the region through such mechanism; (iii) promote extension services for crop intensification/diversification and aquaculture on a contract or partnership basis to provide the best services during proven technology; (iv) improve marketing systems including establishment of reliable market information system, improvement of packaging and post-harvest facilities and market development for high value fruit and vegetable for the domestic and export markets; and (v) establish a decentralized authority in Bogra that will coordinate the support and inputs of a range of Government agencies and NGOs expected to be involved under the Project.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 2007 Feb 15
Consulting Services
A total of 39 person-months of consulting services, 22 person-months of international exterise and 17 person-months of domesic expertise will be required to prepare a project proposal suitable for external financing.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 20 Apr 1999 to 03 May 1999
Management Review Meeting
Approval 26 Jul 1999


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3230 26 Jul 1999 26 Sep 1999 26 Sep 1999 31 Jul 2000


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3230 500 500 465 35 465 35

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture
M. A. M. M. Shawkat Ali, Secretary


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