Nepal Crop Diversification Project Preparation Study (ADB TA No. 3080-NEP)

PROJECT LOCATION Mid-western and Far-western Development Region of Nepal
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 10
OTHER STAFF 0
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Asian Development Bank
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 60
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 0
START DATE (Month/Year) March 1999
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) August 1999
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES US $ 54,755
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Dr. Pitambar Gautam, Dr. Raman R. Mishra, Dr. Ram K. Raut, Dr. Shyam S. Khadka, Mr. Narhari Dhakal, Dr. Bekha L. Maharjan, Mr. Ganesh Ghimire and Mr. Sushil K. Pant were responsible for the implementation of the program.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The objective of this TA Study was to assist the Government in preparing a detailed proposal for the Crop Diversification Project which aimed at contributing to the Government's development objective of poverty reduction through agricultural development in gender and crop diversification in particular.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

The TA Study examined (i) the agricultural extension services in Nepal for crop diversification; (ii) the production and marketing potential of important cash crops in the proposed project area; (iii) past external assistance in the agriculture sector including the Bank’s ongoing projects, and lessons learned; (iv) detailed cost estimates and financing plan; (v) capabilities of institutions involved in the project implementation; (vi) environmental and social impacts, including poverty and gender issues; (vii) benchmark data and information for benefit monitoring and evaluation as specified in the project framework; (viii) financial and economic returns; and (ix) other specific issues identified during the study phase.