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1 SOUTH ASIA Afghanistan Agriculture Global Practice Recipient Executed Activities Specific Investment Loan FY 2014 Seq No: 6 ARCHIVED on 21-Dec-2015 ISR21980 Implementing Agencies: Key Dates Key Project Dates Bank Approval Date:17-Jun-2013 Planned Mid Term Review Date:08-May-2016 Original Closing Date:30-Jun-2013 Effectiveness Date:30-Jun-2013 Actual Mid-Term Review Date:-- Revised Closing Date:30-Jun-2018 Project Development Objectives Project Development Objective (from Project Appraisal Document) Attain strengthened institutional capacity for safety and reliability of agricultural inputs and sustainable production of certified wheat seed. The development objective would be achieved through: (i) strengthening capacity in the value chain for producing certified wheat seed; (ii) preventing marketing of banned, hazardous, sub-standard, and unreliable pesticides and fertilizers; (iii) lowering the riskof introduction and spread of plant quarantine pests into the country; and (iv) improving farmers access to agricultural inputs ofreliable quality. Has the Project Development Objective been changed since Board Approval of the Project Objective? No PHRPDODEL Components Name A. Improved Wheat Seed Production:(Cost $26.40 M) B. Plant Quarantine Networks and Quality Control of Agro-chemicals:(Cost $29.90 M) C. Input Delivery Systems:(Cost $2.50 M) D. Project Management and Monitoring:(Cost $15.90 M) Overall Ratings Name Previous Rating Current Rating Progress towards achievement of PDO Moderately Unsatisfactory Moderately Satisfactory Overall Implementation Progress (IP) Moderately Unsatisfactory Moderately Satisfactory 12/21/2015 Page 1 of 10

2 Overall Risk Rating Substantial Substantial Implementation Status and Key Decisions The project has progressed well over the last few months and its activities have made important progress supporting the project s development objectives. Some important technical positions have been filled and a series of important procurement processes have been initiated and are making good progress. The financial and technical support along with capacity development and training programs for the technical staff of Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA), Improved Seeds Enterprise (ISE) and Afghanistan National Seed Organization (ANSOR) are ongoing.. A number of major civil works contracts for the establishment of laboratories, constituting the major activities of the project has been awarded. The contract for a Nationwide Pest & Disease Survey has been finalized and an MoU on establishment of Pesticides Poisoning Management Centre has been signed between MoPH and MAIL while contracts for four border quarantine stations have also been awarded. Furthermore, a number of Laws including Pesticides Law, Plant Protection and Quarantine Law have been approved and endorsed either by the parliament or through a presidential decree. The Fertilizer Law along with a number of bylaws have been drafted and sent to Ministry of Justice for their review. The current progress and projections demonstrates that the project will produce significant results toward achieving its development goal over the calendar year /21/2015 Page 2 of 10

3 Risks Systematic Operations Risk-rating Tool Risk Category Rating at Approval Previous Rating Current Rating Political and Governance -- Substantial Substantial Macroeconomic -- High High Sector Strategies and Policies -- Substantial Substantial Technical Design of Project or Program -- Substantial Substantial Institutional Capacity for Implementation and Sustainability -- High High Fiduciary -- High High Environment and Social -- Moderate Moderate Stakeholders -- Moderate Moderate Other Overall -- Substantial Substantial Results Project Development Objective Indicators Wheat Seed multiplication factors (Text, Custom) 12/21/2015 Page 3 of 10

4 Value Wheat Seed multiplication factors (Text, Custom Supplement) Value 9.6 n/a n/a 23 Production of certified wheat seed (Metric ton, Custom) Value Date 01-Jul May Dec Jun-2018 Listing of plant quarantine pests and diseases (Text, Custom) Value Product samples tested for pesticides residues (Number, Custom) Value /21/2015 Page 4 of 10

5 Bad pesticide samples intercepted (Number, Custom) Value Overall Comments The Ministry has decided to remove production of registered seeds from the seed production chain. Intermediate Results Indicators New wheat varieties submitted for release (Number, Custom) Value Developed farm land area in ARIA (Hectare(Ha), Custom) Value Staff trained in ARIA (Number, Custom) Value /21/2015 Page 5 of 10

6 Developed farm land area in ISE (Hectare(Ha), Custom) Value Staff trained in ISE (Number, Custom) Value Foundation seed area rejected (Percentage, Custom) Value Registered seed area rejected (Percentage, Custom) Value /21/2015 Page 6 of 10

7 Percentage of certified seed production purchased by farmers (instead of donors and/or government) (Percentage, Custom) Value Pesticide samples chemically analyzed for registration (Number, Custom) Value Pesticide samples subjected to-bio-efficacy trials (Number, Custom) Value Phytosanitary certificates issued (Number, Custom) Value /21/2015 Page 7 of 10

8 Quarantine inspections carried out (Number, Custom) Value Fertilizer samples tested for chemical purity (Number, Custom) Value Fertilizer lots inspected (Number, Custom) Value Staff trained in PPQD & FQCAID (Number, Custom) Value /21/2015 Page 8 of 10

9 Field surveys completed (Text, Custom) Value Date 01-Jul Jun Dec Jun-2013 Action plan for investment in input distribution system developed (Number, Custom) Value ICT applications piloted (Number, Custom) Value Overall Comments To achieve many of the indicators listed on this page, infrastructures such as quarantine stations, laboratories and related facilities are needed. The contracts for establishment of these facilities are currently either awarded or are at the final procurement stages. After the establishment of these facilities progress towards these indictors will be made and it is expected that during the next reporting period some achievements will be reported. Data on Financial Performance Disbursements (by loan) Project Loan/Credit/TF Status Currency Original Revised Cancelled Disbursed Undisbursed Disbursed P TF Effective USD % 12/21/2015 Page 9 of 10

10 Key Dates (by loan) Project Loan/Credit/TF Status Approval Date Signing Date Effectiveness Date Orig. Closing Date Rev. Closing Date P TF Effective 30-Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun-2018 Cumulative Disbursements Restructuring History Level Approved on Related Project(s) There are no related projects. 12/21/2015 Page 10 of 10

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