The proposed project is designed to enhance market opportunities through an inclusive, beneficiary‐led, market‐driven approach leading to enhanced competitiveness and increased capacity to manage climate risks. With an overall investment requirement of US$101.67 million, including a US$91.67 million of IDA credit, the project will have four components, plus a fifth zero‐allocation component for the case of an eligible crisis or emergency.
The project will be implemented over a period of six years (2019-2025) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) will lead as Executing Agency (EA) whereas other three ministries including the Ministry of Rural Development, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the Ministry of Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) will act as Implementing Agencies (IAs). The project is intended to implement in 13 target provinces including Battambang, Mondulkiri, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum, Kratie, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, and Phnom Penh.
The MRD and MoWRAM will jointly implement project in the area of related public infrastructure support under the Component 2: Supporting Public
Infrastructure with a total estimated cost of US$ 29.33 Million following the demand-driven approach. The component will support government/public actors providing demand-driven, improved infrastructure, such as rural roads and higher-order irrigation infrastructure, for which private sector services are generally not available or accessible.
Under the subcomponent 2: Supporting Agriculture Roads. Led by the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD), the project will support the enhancement of connectivity through improving farm-to-market roads (rural roads) identified in the Diversification Plans (DPIs) prepared by the selected Producer Organizations (POs). The existing rural roads will be improved, either paved or unpaved, to increase the impact on productivity and market access of investments delivered and to contribute to the overall competitiveness of the agriculture sector. In consultation with MAFF, the road selection will be based on demand-driven approach specified in the DPl and BPl. It is estimated that 250 km of road will be improved under the project that will link the production areas with all-weather roads.
The proposed Project Development Objectives (PDOs) are to facilitate the development of diversified agriculture value chains in selected geographical areas in Cambodia, and to provide immediate and effective response in case of an eligible crisis or emergency.
The Cambodia Agricultural Sector Diversification Project (CASDP) comprises the following five components:
1. Enabling Agriculture Diversification
2. Supporting Public Infrastructure
3. Improving Agriculture Information Systems and Quality Control Management
4. Project Management, Coordination, and Monitoring and Evaluation and
5. Contingent Emergency Response