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Climate Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project

Canada’s Total Contribution: $1,500,000

Targeted Countries: Cambodia Lao People's Democratic Republic Myanmar

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Project Funded through a Canadian Facility: Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia

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Description

The Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia (CFPS) at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided support for this project which invests in inclusive agricultural value chains throughout the Greater Mekong Sub region of Cambodia, Lao, and Myanmar. The goal of the project is to enhance rural household incomes and agricultural competitiveness. This will be accomplished by providing improved production and post-harvest infrastructure, reducing energy costs by promoting bio-energy use and sustainable biomass management; and offering targeted agribusiness support services for selected value chains. This project builds on a consultative process that yielded a number of valuable lessons learned. These include supporting an enabling policy environment, promoting public-private-community partnerships, building the technical and business development capacity of stakeholders, and promoting climate smart agricultural practices.

Results/Expected Outcomes

The project is expected to increase productivity and rural household incomes of those living in the region. Resource utilization will become more efficient and climate resilient, rendering competitive and inclusive agribusiness value chains. Specifically, the expected results of project activities include: 300,000 farmers with access to improved information for climate resilient choice in agriculture; 3,000 communities/enterprises with strategies implemented for conservation and sustainable management; 100 communities and 15 enterprises with adjusted infrastructure investments to include adaptation; 500 communities and enterprises with improved disaster risk management plans for infrastructure; and, 10,000 (40% women) individuals employed.
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