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Loan Name Agrarian Reform Communities
Country Philippines
Loan Number 1667
Project Number 30540- 01
Source of Funding/Amount[Closed]
Ordinary Capital Resources US$93.16  million
Sector/Subsector Agriculture and Natural Resources /
Description The Project will increase the income of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs), improve their quality of life by providing basic infrastructure and development support services, and increase agricultural production. Out of 984 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) nationwide, the Project will assist about 140 ARCs, selected on the basis of comprehensive criteria. The Project has four components: (a) Rural Infrastructure which includes access infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.; communal irrigation; and potable water supply; (b) Land Survey for about 100,000 ha public lands; (c) Development Support Services, namely, for Agriculture, Rural Enterprise, Community and Institutional Development. In addition, credit will be provided by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) from its own resources for agricultural production and enterprise investments; and (d) Project Management and Capacity Building.
Project Rationale ARCs are among the most disadvantaged communities in the Philippines, both in terms of income as well as living standards. Previously, agrarian reform in the Philippines failed to meet its objectives because land distribution was not complemented by support services and infrastructure development. Under the present agrarian reform program, many beneficiaries have already received title to land. However, their ARCs remain without much needed support services and infrastructure. The Government's ARC development strategy complements the land distribution activity. The Project supports this strategy.
Geographical Location the Project covers 33 provinces in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and ARMM.
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  Environment B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Included in Project Design.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation
During Project Design Through comprehensive Barangay (village) consultations, involving the beneficiaries.
During Project Implementation Sub-projects will be formulated and implemented involving the ARBs, through consultation and contribution in kind or cash for construction and maintenance.
Responsible ADB Officer Manoshi Mitra
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Executing Agencies Department of Agrarian Reform
  Mr. Carlito T. Anonuevo, Assistant. Secretary
  Elliptical Road, Quezon City
Timetable
Fact-finding 15 Sep 1997 to 30 Sep 1997
Appraisal 20 Oct 1998 to 23 Oct 1998
Board Approval 18 Dec 1998
2008 Asian Development Bank

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