9. Component 1: Compensatory Consumption
2: Productivity Enhancement Support.
3: Capacity Development for
Emergency Response to Food Crisis and Project Management.
13. Component 1:
(i) Allocate the remaining provision for free food distribution to the school feeding program;
(ii) Raise the limits for each subproject cost for the Food-for-Work Program to $10,000and allow cash as a means of compensation. The subprojects may also be contracted with the proviso that the labour is sourced from the respective villages. On a case-to-case basis as cleared by the ADB, proposed subprojects whose cost will still exceed the revised cap can still be eligible for financing under this component provided they meet safeguard compliance requirements and where the capacity of the implementing agency to implement the subproject is proven;
(iii) Simplify the manner by which proposals for Food-for-Work subprojects are identified to expedite its implementation;
(iv) Assess the relevant local government's capacity to implement subprojects in the most efficient and effective manner. Where capacity of the provincial government is weak, the CPMU should look into whether the WFP can be contracted to implement the identified subproject; and
(v) Increase the loan proceeds allocated for the Food-for-Work Program and the School Feeding Program by $5 million. This amount will be reallocated from the cancelled amount originally provisioned for rice Seeds and Fertilizers distribution from Component 2.
14. Component 2:
(i) Scale down the scope of the rice Seeds and Fertilizers distribution based on the availability of identified supply components. The estimated cost of the revised Component 2 is $3.5 million;
(ii) Strategically limit the geographical coverage where the rice seeds and fertilizer will be distributed and utilized for monitoring; and
Reduce the loan amount provisioned for rice
Seeds and Fertilizers distribution from $13.8 million to $3.5 million. Of the
$10.3 million to be reduced from this component, $5 million will be reallocated
to the Food-for-Work Program (and the School Feeding Program). The rest of the
amount ($5.3 million) will be cancelled and reallocated to the medium term
productivity enhancement project being developed for Board Approval in
15. Component 3:
(i) Design a food security system through an exhaustive assessment of Cambodia's food security situation, capacity of its institutions, availability of needed facilities, and information gathered from the Project areas. The specific recommendations to be derived from this component can serve as a basis by which Government can earmark funds for priority projects to establish the food security system using their own funds or those emanating from future official development assistance that they receive.
16. The TF and ADB
endorsed the proposal of the EA to support the
expansion of MAFF's quality seed production activities on 20 September
2010. A second amendment to The Financing Agreement was signed between the RGC
and ADB on 13 November 2010 to reflect this assistance.
17. The TF
and ADB further endorsed the proposal of the EA to
extend Project closing date from 30 September 2011 to 30 September 2012. During
this extension period, the Project took step for (i) promulgation of sub-decree for the establishment of Cambodia Food Reserve System
(CFRS) for emergency response;
(ii) operationalization of the CFRS through drafting standard operating procedures
and agreements for CFRS; and
(iii) completion of other remaining activities.
18. Due to the satisfactory Project performance, the RGC and ADB approved an
additional financing from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
(GAFSP) to extend Project closing
date from 30 September 2012 to 30 June 2015. During this extension period, in
addition to the activities envisioned under the additional financing, the
Project will utilize the remaining ADB grant fund under the
Project to implement activities pertaining to (i) operationalization of the CFRS
through drafting standard operating procedures and agreements for CFRS; (ii) establishing
the CFRS Committee; (iii) holding
annual review meetings of the established CFRS committee; (iv) carrying
out capacity building activities related to CFRS; and (v) expansion of quality
seed production activity.
19. The project area is focused
on the two hundred (200) communes in seven provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong
Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Otdar Meanchey, Siem Reap and
Project targets households classified as poverty level 1 and 2 according to the
Identification of Poor Household Program (ID Poor), a national targeting
mechanism developed by the Ministry of Planning. ID poor and some additional
criteria are used to identify the target beneficiaries for subsidized quality
seeds and fertilizer distribution and Cash for Work (CFW). Participatory and
transparent approaches for beneficiary verification and targeting (a three-tier
targeting process to involve community, government and engagement of an
independent monitor) are followed to ensure the effective targeting.
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