Project Summary 2 Project :USAID’s Agribusiness Project Coop. Agreement No. :AID-391-A Duration :5 years Date of Commencement :09 th November 2011 Investment :USD 89.4 million Private Sector Leverage :USD 320 millions
Project Goal and Objectives Overall Goal To support improved conditions for broad-based economic growth, create employment opportunities and contribute to poverty alleviation through increase in competitiveness of horticulture and livestock value chains in partnership with all stakeholders Specific Objectives To strengthen the capacity in horticulture and livestock value chains to increase sales to domestic and foreign markets; To strengthen the capacity of smallholders and farmer enterprises to operate autonomously and effectively; and To increase agriculture efficiency and productivity through adoption of new farming techniques and technological innovation among targeted beneficiaries. 3
Project Approach: Value Chain Wide Interventions Inputs Seeds Fertilizer Plant Protection Services Credit Farm Production Landless, Small- holders, Large & Corporate Farms engaged in cultivation and post harvest practices Output Markets Storage Packaging Transport Primary & Secondary Processing Constraints may occur at any point in the value chain and interventions should identify and address all weak points to be effective Markets / Consumers drive the Value Chain 4
Project Approach: Sub-Sector Prioritizing and Clustering 5 Sub-sector prioritization Identification of sub-sector which offer greatest potential, for; Income and Employment generation; Commercialization and export orientation; Women empowerment and benefiting underserved; and, Economic development and Poverty alleviation. Geographical Clustering For focusing investment and interventions; Facilitating synergies; and, Support holistic industry development; and, Ease of logistics and generating critical mass.
Map of Project Regions 6
Map Showing Project Clusters 7
Project Components Component One Technical Assistance & Capacity Building International Technical Assistance & Program Support (International subcontractor) International Markets Linkages Program (International subcontractor) Kisan Field Schools (KFS) Program On-going Capacity Building, Training & Awareness Program (a) Participatory / Preparatory Program (b) International Compliance Certification Program (c) International market Access Program (IMAP) (d) Capacity Building of BDSPs (e) Technical & Managerial Trainings (f ) Value Chain Platforms (VCP) Component Two Partnership Window Cost-Sharing Grants On-Farm Production Grants - A Farmer Enterprise Groups Formation & Grant Support On-Farm Production Grants - B Agriculture Associations & Cooperatives Formation & Grant Support On-Farm Production Grants - C Individual Farmers / Corporate Farming On-Farm Production Grants - D Private Sector Extension Services / R & D Off-Farm / Enterprise Development Grants - A Challenge Grants Off-Farm / Enterprise Development Grants - B Lead Company Grants 8
Project Outputs Farm and enterprise productivity improved through technical assistance programs targeting 62,500 farmers and 2,500 agribusinesses; and Leverage USD 320 million by the private sector through the provision of: cost sharing support to 45,000 Farmer Enterprise Group members 100 associations and cooperatives, 250 individual and corporate farmers 40 R&D and extension providers 140 SMEs and 8 Lead companies. 9
Project Outcomes/Impacts 10 Competitiveness of value chains in horticulture and livestock enhanced. Creation of 1.3 million employment opportunities Income enhanced by 20%, of the USG assisted beneficiaries Sales increased by 40%, of the USG assisted agribusinesses
Progress Update 11 Objective-1 (S-IR 1.1.1): Strengthened Market Linkages in Selected Value Chains Out-Put based Activities Target Progress Update Technical Assistance under Export, Quality Assurance and Food- Safety Compliance Certifications Program 10 enterprises assisted19 enterprises to get certifications Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Support under International Markets Access Program (IMAP) 10 enterprises assistedParticipation of 10 enterprises planned for World Food Moscow (17-28 Sept 2012) Launch of Stakeholders Participatory Programs 26 studiesPRHA/LA and baseline studies already initiated Programmatic Environmental Assessment CountrywidePublic consultations for scoping exercises completed Development and Operation of Value Chain Platforms (VCPs) / Sector Working Groups / Forums 2 VCPs established2 VCPs established; 2 VCP establishment in process Selection & mobilization of International Firm for International Market Linkages Program Firm(s) contractedRFP developed. Advertisement published on11 th August 2012 in Economist and Devex
Progress Update 12 Objective-2 (S-IR 1.1.2): Strengthened Capacity of Smallholders & Farmer Enterprises Out-Put based ActivitiesProgress Update Technical & Managerial Trainings7 international training held, 13 planned in Aug- October Organization of Kisan Field Schools in Selected Value Chains: Concept approved by AOR (21 st May). RFPs issued to FAO on 18 th July 2012 Technical Assistance and Capacity Building of BDS Providers EoIs evaluated. Application are being invited for shortlisted BDSPs Formation of Farmer Enterprise Groups (FEGs) (On-Farm Grants) (i) Proposal evaluation completed. Contract for 3 NGOs sent for approval to USAID (ii) Support to 277 existing FEGs under Previous Project being finalized Matching-Grant to Associations, Cooperatives and Farm Service Centres (On-Farm Grants) Applications received and RFPs will be issued to 20 Associations, Cooperatives and Farm Service Centres in the month of September 2012
Progress Update 13 Objective-3 (S-IR 1.1.3): Improved Technological Innovation Out-Put based ActivitiesProgress Update Matching-Grant Support to Farmers & Enterprises (On-Farm Grants) Grants approved by GEC for 89 milk chilling units and 82 solar dryers Agriculture extension/research service development in private sector EoIs being evaluated. RFP will be issued to 3 shortlisted organizations Matching-Grant Support to Enterprises (Off-Farm Grants) EoIs under evaluation. Signing of contract with CNFA for provision of technical assistance Contract signed on 1 st February 2012
Activities Pictures 14 Training on British Retail Consortium 3 rd Party Auditor-Food Safety Issue 6, Karachi Project Orientation Workshop at Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Karachi USAID team during visit to pickles production project, supported by UAP, being implemented by women farmer enterprise group in Islamabad First dialogue of UAP and AKRSP staff with a women FEG in Gilgit Baltistan.
Activities Pictures 15 USAID Mission Director and other officials during MoU being signed with Sindh Enterprise Development Fund Field consultation in Gadap, Karachi Consul General Nina Fite presenting Certificates to the participants of GlobalGAP-Livestock workshop Group work during Scoping Exercise for Environmental Assessment in Gilgit Baltistan Dr. William Patterson, Director, EG & A, USAID addressing at closing ceremony of Training Workshop on GlobalGAP US Ambassador viewing UAP-beneficiaries’ products displayed at UAP stall at Dawn Agri Expo in karachi