Our project experience
ADB Flood and Drought Management and Mitigation (TRTA)
Design of climate change and flood resilient irrigation infrastructure, water resource management and value chain development, agri production and high value crop Project.
Greater Mekong Subregion Cross-border Livestock Health and Value Chains Improvement (TRTA)
Oct 2020 - Aug 2021
Undertake technical feasibility study, assess impacts and mitigation, prepare gender action plan, recommendations for climate change, food safety, value chain analysis, assist in preparing RRP.
Nam Kata Irrigation
Jan 2019 – Present
Jan 2019 – Present
Irrigation system design and construction supervision.
Lao Renewable Energy Facility
Aug 2018 – Dec 2019
The Facility will provide technical assistance and capacity building in support for all forms of renewable energy development including hydropower, and associate electricity system integration, off-grid initiatives and improving access to energy.
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project – and Flood and Drought - Transaction Technical Assistance
21 December 2017 - October 2022
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project (LAO 50236). The proposed Project will increase the profitability of the agriculture, natural resources and rural development sector to be aligned with the following impact: sustainable and inclusive rural development achieved. Its outcome will be sustainable, market oriented agricultural production and natural resources management in selected watersheds enhanced. The project has three outputs:
(i) productive rural infrastructure (PRI) upgraded to be climate resilient, efficient, and sustainable;
(ii) land use management within the PRI scheme watersheds improved; and
(iii) Institutional arrangements and capacity for good agriculture practices and sustainable watershed management improved.
Thai-Lao Market Linkages – Horticulture Value Chain Study
Feb 2018 - April 2018
USDA funded program under the CLKEAN initiative. Exploring market linkages and value chain opportunities for selected products (cabbage and banana) produced in Sthn Laos for export to Thailand. Link with retailers such as Tesco to develop more streamlined supply chains.
Planning, Detailed Design, Construction Supervision and Feasibility Studies of the Small-Scale Infrastructure Component of the GMS - Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project - Lao PDR
2015 - 2017
The Project outcome is sustainably managed biodiversity corridors in Lao PDR. The Project has four outputs: (i) institutions and communities strengthened for biodiversity corridor management; (ii) biodiversity corridors restored, protected and maintained; (iii) livelihood improvement and small- scale infrastructure support in villages; and (iv) project management and support services provided. The Project covers 67 villages in 5 districts across Attapeu, Champasak and Xekong provinces in Southern Lao PDR. Under output 3 of the Project, small-scale infrastructure subprojects of will be implemented.
Supporting Decentralized Rural Infrastructure Development - Lao PDR
The Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Productivity Enhancement Project (SNRMPEP) contains 71 subprojects which are being implemented in 42 districts in 5 southern provinces (Savanakhet, Champasak, Salavanh, Sekong and Attapeu) of Lao PDR. The subprojects includes support to coffee production groups, rural infrastructure (rehabilitation of feeder roads, access tracks, and construction/rehabilitation of small- and medium-scale irrigation); specific purpose extension initiatives; piloting grain storage; and handling equipment using advanced post-harvest handling technologies.
Lao Australia Rural Livelihoods Project – (LARP) – Social Protection and Sustainable Livelihoods component (SPSL)
2014 - 2016
The Laos – Australia Rural Livelihoods Program (LARLP) is a four-year A$43 million program. Its goal is to increase the economic security and resilience of poor women and men in rural areas. Its objective is to provide poor rural families, in particular women, with greater and inclusive access to social protection, financial services, productive assets and opportunities to generate income.
The LARLP will also begin a process of strengthening social protection in Laos, by offering the most vulnerable families access to social transfers and livelihood opportunities, while also engaging in policy dialogue on social protection with government. Activities include a Micro-Enterprise Challenge Fund: Increasing income generating opportunities for poor women and men, including greater commercial and sustainable exploitation of natural resources and will include coffee production in appropriate areas.
Lao Uplands Food Security Improvement Project – Benchmarking survey (LUFSIP)
2012 - 2014
The project provides financing from both the World Bank through the pilot Crisis Response Window and the European Union through the Global Food Crisis Response Program. The LUFSIP Project Development Objective (PDO) is to: (a) contribute to improved food security of rural households in selected poor villages in upland areas in the Project Provinces by demonstrating and implementing improved rice-based farming systems, and (b) address recovery needs of cyclone-affected households in the Xekong, Saravane and Attapeu provinces.
Rural Access Improvement Project along the East-West Economic Corridor
2012 - 2014
The proposed project (Project) will increase the profitability of small holder farming in Savannakhet and Salavan provinces by improving productive rural infrastructure (PRI) including irrigation, access and markets. The project will focus on improving the productivity of irrigation schemes along with associated improvements in mobility, transport and marketing.
Northern Upland Development Programme – Lot B M&E/Financial Management
2011 - 2014
The main goal of this project is to contribute to poverty reduction in the northern upland provinces in Laos and will address 2 main issues; (i) issues related to rural poverty in northern uplands and (ii) issues related to aid effectiveness.
Lot B will provide support to the NUDP Financial Management and Monitoring and Evaluation.
Baseline Survey - Lao Uplands Food Security Improvement Project
2011 - 2012
The Lao Uplands Food Security Improvement Project (LUFSIP) is a response to food insecurity in the Lao PDR uplands as a result of low crop productivity, isolation from services and inadequate agricultural infrastructure, all compounded by both the recent food and global economic crisis. The project provides financing from both the World Bank through the pilot Crisis Response Window and the European Union through the Global Food Crisis Response Program. The LUFSIP Project Development Objective (PDO) is to: (a) contribute to improved food security of rural households in selected poor villages in upland areas in the Project Provinces by demonstrating and implementing improved rice-based farming systems, and (b) address recovery needs of cyclone-affected households in the Xekong, Saravane and Attapeu provinces.
Northern Rural Infrastructure Project
Analysis of the infrastructural needs in Northern region of Lao. The main outputs include sector analyses and updated institutional assessment in the Northern Region for selected provinces, and investment project design including components covering:
(i) productivity and market access infrastructure established,
(ii) support for producer groups to integrate with markets,
(iii) productivity enhancement,
(iv) measures to reduce carbon footprint and enhance climate resilience, and
(v) Implementation management.
Cambodia Agriculture Value Chain – CAVAC
Cavac will rehabilitate irrigation systems, strengthen water user associations, increase irrigated agricultural productivity and extend the value added chain for agriculture produce within Cambodia. It will increase rural incomes and reduce poverty and develop producer – trader linkages. AUD$45 million over 5 years.
Water and Sanitation in Difficult Areas Study Cambodia and Laos
Study of WATSAN practises and alternatives and preferences in areas prone to flooding in Laos and Cambodia.
Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Productivity Enhancement Project
2009 - 2011
Improving NRM in southern provinces in response to FDI pressure and improve capacity to prepare and implement land use planning and conduct comprehensive feasibility studies for crops such as coffee, sugar, rubber. Includes community infrastructure investment program. Gant funded by ADB and IFAD – $35mil.
Alternative Livelihoods for Ethnic Minorities
Social Safeguard and Rural Development Specialist Assist in conducting a Mid Term Review of ADB Alternative Livelihoods for Ethnic Minorities in Huapahn Province, Laos.
Northern Uplands Development Study
Final fact finding phase for uplands development program focusing on poverty reduction and suitability of upland crops such as coffee, tea and biodiesel crops.
Agriculture and Natural Resources Project
Fact finding for ADB PPTA design of new project for 5 southern provinces in Laos in NRM sector.
Irrigation Diagnostic Study
Diagnostic study of irrigation sector performance.
Decentralized Irrigation District Management Sector Project (DIDMS) Project
2007 - 2009
Irrigation scheme rehabilitation and development.
Nam Ton Watershed Feasibility Study
Watershed and irrigation feasibility study, Nam Ton, Laos. In cooperation with Mekong River Commission, and MAF.
Tan Piao Irrigation projecT
2005 - 2006
Irrigation scheme construction and developmen.
Public Involvement and Dissemination Program
Hydro power generation
Shifting Cultivation Stabilization Pilot Project
2000 - 2005
To develop and introduce sustainable farming systems and other income generation activities to replace opium as the core cash crop. Improve capacity and productivity of farming systems with special focus on livestock. Develop and facilitate market linkages. Poverty reduction and health improvement. Implemented in association with UNDCP.
Forest Livelihood Project Preparation TA
Project design mission for the Asian development Bank in 3 provinces in Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Focus on indigenous and ethnic minority communities with forest-dependent livelihoods. Poverty reduction and environment.
Investment likely to be around USD$50 million loan.
Social Mitigation Program Review
Series of consultancies
2001 - 2003
Hydropower dam and production unit selling electricity to Thailand.
Cluster for Rural Finance Development TA
2000 - 2001
Prepare a pilot project design for supporting the development of village based credit unions.
Implemented through the Bank of Lao - Credit Dept, and the Agriculture Development Bank.
Beng Alternative Development Project
To develop and introduce sustainable farming systems and other income generation activities to replace opium as the core cash crop. Poverty reduction and health improvement. Rural infrastructure development, roads, water supply.
Xieng Khouang Nonghet Integrated Rural Development Project
Mid term of Phase 2 of the integrated development project. Focus on poverty eradication, reduction of slash and burn agriculture and opium substitution. The project is also rehabilitating rural access roads using labour based method.
There is also a large Rural credit component being channelled through the Agriculture Promotion bank.
The project will improve livestock and animal husbandry, develop sustainable upland farming systems as well as develop livelihood alternatives to opium production such as asparagus, coffee, maize. A Health component will assist drug abuse.
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