PROJECT PROFILE

 

1.†††††††† Name of the Project ††††††††††††††††† :††††††† National Agriculture Technology Project (NATP):Phase 1

 

2.†††††††† Project Name in abbreviation†††††† :††††††† NATP: Phase 1

 

3.†††††††† Project Code #†††††††† †††††††††††††††††† :††††††† IDA Credit 4386 BD

4.†††††††† Approval status with date :††††††† Approved

 

5.†††††††† Administrative Authorities††††††††††† :††††††† Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)

††††††††† Sponsoring Organization††††††††††††††† :††††††† Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)

Implementing Agency††††††††† : ††††††††† Project Coordination Unit (PCU), MOA

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), MOA

Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF)

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), MOA

Department of Fisheries (DOF), MOFL

Department of Livestock Services (DLS), MOFL

Hortex Foundation (Hortex)

 

6.†††††††† Implementation Period†††††††††††††† :††††††† Original †††††††† Revised (1st) ††††††††††††††††††††††† Revised (2nd)

††††††††† Commencement†††††††††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† 01 July, 07†††† 01 July, 07†††††††††††††

††††††††† Completion††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† 30 June, 12††††† 30 June, 12

7.†††††††† Name of the Project Location††††††† :††††††† Region †††††††††† District†††††††††† Upazilla†††††††

††††††††† by District and Upazilla††††††††††††††††††††††† All over†††††††† Selected††††††† Selected 120

Bangladesh††† 25 Districts††† Upazillas

8.†††††††† Estimated cost of the Project††††† :††††††† Original †††††† Revised (1st) †††††††††††††††††† Revised (2nd)

††††††††† (Taka in Lakh)

††††††††† Total†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† 60397†††††††††† 62209††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††† Local currency†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† 60397†††††††††† 62209††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††† Foreign currency††††††††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† -††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††††††††††††† -

9.†††††††† Mode of financing (Taka in Lakh)††† : ††††††††† Original †††††† Revised (1st)†† Revised (2nd)

††††††††† GOB†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† 3006†††††††††††† 4818

††††††††† Own††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† -††††††††††††††††† -

††††††††† Project aid††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† 57391†††††††††† 57391

††††††††† Source of Project aid††††††††††††††††††† :††††††† WB & †††††††††† WB &

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† IFAD†††††††††††† IFAD

10.††††† ADP allocation for 2007/08†††††††††† : †††††† Total †††††††††† GOB††††††††††††† PA (DPA)†††††† RPA

††††††††† (Taka in Lakh)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† :

11.††††† Main objective of the Project††††††† :

The overall objective of the longer term program (NATP in three phases over 15 years) is to support GOBís strategy to improve national agricultural productivity and farm income, with a particular focus on small and marginal farmers.The development objective of the phase 1 of the NATP is to improve effectiveness of the national agricultural technology system in Bangladesh.

 

The project development objective will be achieved by increasing efficiency and effectiveness of agricultural research and extension systems, and by strengthening farmer market linkages. More specifically, the national agricultural technology system would be enabled to support:

 

   High priority, pluralistic, participatory and demand-led agricultural research;

   Decentralized, participatory, demand-led and knowledge-based approach for agricultural extension;

   Improved post-harvest technology and management practices for high value agriculture by promoting farmer-market linkages as part of the development of selected supply chains; and

   Agreed reforms for the agricultural research and extension systems, increased public funding for the systems and promote effective use of such resources, and promote public-private partnership in research, extension and supply chain development.

 

12.††††† Major Component of the Project:

Project Co-ordination Unit (PCU)

Agricultural Research Component

Agricultural Extension Component

Supply Chain Development Component

(Cost in lakh taka)

Sl.No.

Items

Quantity/ Nos.

Local Cost

F.E.

Total

 

A. Capital Items

 

 

 

 

 

VehiclesJeep-7, Car-2, Micro-bus-3, Motor Cycles-38, By-cycles-2400

LS

846

 

846

 

Furniture, Office, Electrical &

Computer & Accessories-479, Color printer-5, On line UPS-7, Photocopier-9, Fax-7, Multimedia-7, Air Cooler-60, PABX-1, Intercom - 7 set, Amplifier-5, IPS-14, Lift-4, Gas generator-2, Audio Visual Equipment -1 set, etc.

 

2272

 

2272

 

Specialized Equipment

 

4637

 

4637

 

ICT & MIS equipment

 

1072

 

1072

 

Matching fund for goods

 

420

 

420

 

Total of Capital

 

9247

 

9247

 

CD VAT & Tax etc.

 

370

 

370

 

Total Capital (A)

 

9617

 

9617

 

B. Revenue

 

 

 

 

          

Pay and allowance of Deputed Officer & Staff (272 persons, 16320 mm)

 

1895

 

††† 1895

          

Core Contractual Expert & Staff (96 persons, 5292 mm)

LS

3546

 

3546

          

National Consultants & Consultancy (74 persons, 383 mm)

LS

1604

-

1604

          

NATP Phase-II Preparation

 

964

 

964

          

International Short Term Consultant (23 persons, 93 mm)

 

1116

 

1116

          

International and Local Ph.D & M. S.

 

1975

 

1975

          

National and International Training/ Workshop/ Visit

 

9622

 

9622

          

Other Operational Cost††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††(TA/DA, MIS, Gas, Fuel, Consumables, Honorarium, Repair & Maintanance and Other)

 

5007

 

5007

          

Gob in kind contribution (Office space & man power)

 

740

 

740

          

Vehicle hire

 

741

 

741

          

Sponsored Public Goods Research

 

9062

 

9062

          

Competitive Grant Program

 

5113

 

5113

          

CIG related activities

 

6146

 

6146

          

Renovation and Maintenance

 

1847

 

1847

 

NGO Support for 18000 CIG formation

 

1824

 

1824

 

Market Linkage

 

1109

 

1109

 

Total of Revenue

 

52312

 

52312

 

Total (A+B)

 

61929

 

61929

 

Project preparation facilities

 

280

 

280

 

Grant total

 

62209

 

62209

 

13.             Expected Project Outputs

 

v      Improvement of the effectiveness of the National Agricultural Technology system in Bangladesh to improve national agriculturalproductivity and farm income by revitalizing the national agricultural technology system

 

14.             Progress up to April 2008

The effective date of the project is 25 March 2008.

The activities have just started in May 2008; Launching Workshop was held on 26 May 2008.

No fund has been released by donor agencies.

 

 

Category

Total

GOB

PA

RPA

1.

a) Financial (with %)

 

 

 

 

2.

b) Physical (%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.†††† Project Director

 

Name

Address

Phone

E-mail Address

M.A. Akmall Hossain Azad

Additional Secretary (PPC) & Project Director

Ministry of Agriculture

Tel: 7169658

M-01552464923

Email: ashoketaru@gmail.com

Dr. Md. Abul Kashem

 

Director

Project Implementation Unit

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council

Farmgate, Dhaka 1215.

Tel: 813756(o); 8058524(Res)

M- 01712213707

Email: reem98k@yahoo.com

 

DR. Md. Shahidul Islam

 

Director

Project Implementation Unit

Department of Livestock Services

Farmgate, Dhaka 1215.

 

Tel: 145969(Res)

M-: 0556323960

 

 

Dr. Md. Nurul Islam

 

Director

Project Implementation Unit

Department of Agricultural Extension

Room No. 618

1st Building (5th floor), Khamarbari, Farmgate, Dhaka 1215.

 

Tel: 8158345

M- 01715057506

 

Email: nurulislambd@gmail.com

 

Md. Badrul Hasan Babul

 

Director

Project Implementation Unit

Department of Fisheries

Matshaya Bhaban, Ramna, Dhaka

 

Tel: 9561685 (o)

M- 01712120289

 

 

Dr. T.M. Tajul Islam

Managing Director

Hortex Foundation

Sech Bhaban

22, Manik Mia Avenue

Shere-e-Bangla Nagar

Dhaka 1215

Tel: 9125181

M- 01711565731

Email: hortex@citecco.net