References of Rural Development, Agriculture & Food
Identification of Agriculture and Food Security Projects for the German FC
Client: KfW Development Bank
Counterpart Organization: Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Envi-ronment and Water
Project Duration: 08/2012 - 09/2012
The purpose of the consultant’s mission was the identification of possible starting points for an expansion of the FC portfolio in Bolivia in the fields of agriculture and food security. The mission was divided into the following work phases:
- Identifying the Bolivian priorities: in the relevant Bolivian institutions of the central government and in the regional governments (gobernaciones) of the Departments Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, the Bolivian side’s priorities regarding further FC projects in the agriculture and food security sectors were identified. In addition, important donors in Bolivia and their evaluation of the priorities regarding both agriculture and food security were explored during several talks. On the basis of a profile for the identification of pro-jects drafted by the consultant, the Ministry of Agriculture prepared twelve project pro-posals altogether.
- Drafting of a strategy proposal for the future German FC with Bolivia in the fields of ag-riculture and food security: in view of the Bolivian and German priorities, the consultant drafted a proposal for an agriculture strategy of KfW containing the following points: a subsector strategy, a social and environmental strategy, a strategy for the adaptation to climate change, and an institutional and financing strategy.
- Supporting the World Bank’s audit mission for PAR II: intermittently, the consultant took part in the World Bank’s audit mission for a second phase of the programme “Alianzas Rurales” [“Rural Alliances”] (PAR II, approx US$ 50 million). In the course of this mis-sion, he determined – as ordered - if PAR II might offer starting points for a co-financing via the German FC.
- Creating a ranking of the project proposals: with the aid of his draft strategy, the con-sultant checked which of the Bolivian project proposals might have priority for the Ger-man side. In this context, it turned out that a participation in the World Bank financed PAR II would be the option which was closest to the proposed strategy.