Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project (TA - Regional)


Project 48409-001
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Type TA
Sector Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development
Country Regional
Start 2015
End 2018
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 2,500
Confinancing Source: Asian Clean Energy Fund (US$1.5M), Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia (US$1.0M)

Project Description

The proposed Climate-friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project (the project) will invest in pro-poor and inclusive agricultural value chains in three countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Kingdom of Cambodia (Cambodia), the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar). The project will enhance rural household incomes and agricultural competitiveness by (i) providing improved critical production and post-harvest infrastructure, (ii) reducing energy costs by promoting bio-energy use and sustainable biomass management, and (iii) offering targeted agribusiness support services for selected value chains.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Ancha, Srinivasan
Organization Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Increased productivity and rural household income in the project areas in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar.
  • Improved and climate resilient critical agribusiness value chain infrastructure will include rehabilitating and modernizing critical infrastructure (e.g. farm roads, water storage and small scale irrigation systems, drying, storage, milling and packaging facilities).
  • Expanded bio-energy use and sustainable biomass management will include installation of agricultural waste to energy infrastructure (hard and soft) such as bio-digesters, bio-fertilizer facilities, and improved cook stoves for effective biomass management. These activities will increase value chain price competitiveness by lowering production costs.
  • Strengthened agribusiness policy and capacity support services will include enabling agribusiness policy/regulatory development focusing on selected value chains, provision of information on climate-friendly agriculture and resource efficient practices, harmonization of standards, and capacity building for productivity and quality improvement and reduction of post-harvest losses, marketing, potential public-private partnerships, and financing options.