2Project SummaryProject : USAID’s Agribusiness Project Coop. Agreement No. : AID-391-A Duration : 5 years Date of Commencement : 09th November 2011 Investment : USD 89.4 million Private Sector Leverage : USD 320 millions
3Project Goal and Objectives Overall GoalTo 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 stakeholdersSpecific ObjectivesTo 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; andTo increase agriculture efficiency and productivity through adoption of new farming techniques and technological innovation among targeted beneficiaries.
4Project Approach: Value Chain Wide Interventions InputsSeedsFertilizerPlant ProtectionServicesCreditFarm ProductionLandless, Small-holders, Large & Corporate Farms engaged in cultivation and post harvest practicesOutput MarketsStoragePackagingTransportPrimary & Secondary ProcessingConstraints may occur at any point in the value chain and interventions should identify and address all weak points to be effectiveMarkets / Consumers drive the Value Chain
5Project Approach: Sub-Sector Prioritizing and Clustering Sub-sector prioritizationIdentification 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 ClusteringFor focusing investment and interventions;Facilitating synergies; and,Support holistic industry development; and,Ease of logistics and generating critical mass.
8Project Components Component One Component Two Technical Assistance & Capacity BuildingInternational Technical Assistance & Program Support (International subcontractor)International Markets Linkages Program (International subcontractor)Kisan Field Schools (KFS) ProgramOn-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 TwoPartnership Window Cost-Sharing GrantsOn-Farm Production Grants - AFarmer Enterprise Groups Formation & Grant SupportOn-Farm Production Grants - BAgriculture Associations & Cooperatives Formation & Grant SupportOn-Farm Production Grants - CIndividual Farmers / Corporate FarmingOn-Farm Production Grants - DPrivate Sector Extension Services / R & DOff-Farm / Enterprise Development Grants - AChallenge GrantsOff-Farm / Enterprise Development Grants - BLead Company Grants
9Project OutputsFarm and enterprise productivity improved through technical assistance programs targeting 62,500 farmers and 2,500 agribusinesses; andLeverage USD 320 million by the private sector through the provision of:cost sharing support to 45,000 Farmer Enterprise Group members100 associations and cooperatives, 250 individual and corporate farmers40 R&D and extension providers140 SMEs and 8 Lead companies.
10Project Outcomes/Impacts Competitiveness of value chains in horticulture and livestock enhanced.Creation of 1.3 million employment opportunitiesIncome enhanced by 20%, of the USG assisted beneficiariesSales increased by 40%, of the USG assisted agribusinesses
11Out-Put based Activities Progress UpdateObjective-1 (S-IR 1.1.1): Strengthened Market Linkages in Selected Value ChainsOut-Put based ActivitiesTargetProgress UpdateTechnical Assistance under Export, Quality Assurance and Food- Safety Compliance Certifications Program10 enterprises assisted19 enterprises to get certificationsTechnical Assistance and Capacity Building Support under International Markets Access Program (IMAP)Participation of 10 enterprises planned for World Food Moscow (17-28 Sept 2012)Launch of Stakeholders Participatory Programs26 studiesPRHA/LA and baseline studies already initiatedProgrammatic Environmental AssessmentCountrywidePublic consultations for scoping exercises completedDevelopment and Operation of Value Chain Platforms (VCPs) / Sector Working Groups / Forums2 VCPs established2 VCPs established;2 VCP establishment in processSelection & mobilization of International Firm for International Market Linkages ProgramFirm(s) contractedRFP developed. Advertisement published on11th August 2012 in Economist and Devex
12Out-Put based Activities Progress UpdateObjective-2 (S-IR 1.1.2): Strengthened Capacity of Smallholders & Farmer EnterprisesOut-Put based ActivitiesProgress UpdateTechnical & Managerial Trainings7 international training held, 13 planned in Aug-OctoberOrganization of Kisan Field Schools in Selected Value Chains:Concept approved by AOR (21st May). RFPs issued to FAO on 18th July 2012Technical Assistance and Capacity Building of BDS ProvidersEoIs evaluated. Application are being invited for shortlisted BDSPsFormation 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 finalizedMatching-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
13Out-Put based Activities Progress UpdateObjective-3 (S-IR 1.1.3): Improved Technological InnovationOut-Put based ActivitiesProgress UpdateMatching-Grant Support to Farmers & Enterprises (On-Farm Grants)Grants approved by GEC for 89 milk chilling units and 82 solar dryersAgriculture extension/research service development in private sectorEoIs being evaluated. RFP will be issued to 3 shortlisted organizationsMatching-Grant Support to Enterprises (Off-Farm Grants)EoIs under evaluation.Signing of contract with CNFA for provision of technical assistanceContract signed on 1st February 2012
14Activities PicturesUSAID team during visit to pickles production project , supported by UAP, being implemented by women farmer enterprise group in IslamabadTraining on British Retail Consortium 3rd Party Auditor-Food Safety Issue 6, KarachiProject Orientation Workshop at Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, KarachiFirst dialogue of UAP and AKRSP staff with a women FEG in Gilgit Baltistan.
15Activities PicturesConsul General Nina Fite presenting Certificates to the participants of GlobalGAP-Livestock workshopDr. William Patterson, Director, EG & A, USAID addressing at closing ceremony of Training Workshop on GlobalGAPUS Ambassador viewing UAP-beneficiaries’ products displayed at UAP stall at Dawn Agri Expo in karachiUSAID Mission Director and other officials during MoU being signed with Sindh Enterprise Development FundField consultation in Gadap, KarachiGroup work during Scoping Exercise for Environmental Assessment in Gilgit Baltistan