MIC TAF GRANT LUSWISHI FARM BLOCK


Overview

  • Reference: P-ZM-AA0-025
  • Approval date: 22/03/2016
  • Start date: 22/03/2017
  • Appraisal Date: 17/02/2016
  • Status: ApprovedAPVD
  • Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE - WATER DEVELOPMENT
  • Location: Zambia - Luswishi Farm Block Lufwanyama

Description

The development goal of the pipeline Project is to contribute to food and nutrition security, poverty reduction and economic growth through enhanced agricultural production, productivity and processing. The project will also contribute to job creation, especially for youth and women. The purpose of this Proposal is to seek resources from the MIC TAF Grant to finance the Feasibility Study of the Luswishi Farm Block Development Project, that would include agronomic studies, technical a ssessments including detailed designs and tender documents, Private Sector analysis, commercial/marketing analysis, commodity value chain analysis, institutional and management assessment, financial and economic analysis, land demarcation, cadastral surveys, beaconing, and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).

The Request for MIC TAF has been prepared by Agriculture and Agro-Industries (OSAN) Department, Zambia Country Office (ZMFO) and Southern Africa Resource Centre (SARC).

The MIC TAF Grant will be used to finance the implementation of one consultancy which will concentrate on the Feasibility Study including the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plan (ESIA/RAP) of the proposed project. The output of the Feasibility Study will include engineering surveys and designs, Bills of Quantities (BoQs) and tender documents for all required backbone infrastructure (including feeder and access roads, electrification grid, dams and irrigation facilities, markets and social facilities) which will facilitate timely procurement of contractors during the main Project implementation, as well as the project's financial and economic analysis. The Study output will also include land demarcations, cadastral surveys and beaconing for 100,000 ha which will allow orderly allocation and use of land, identification and development of institutional and financing models for commercial cash cropping and complementary livelihood enterprises such as fish farming, forestry and livestock and link them to outgrower companies. The ESIA/RAP will provide desirable safeguards and mitigation measures which will be carried out during project implementation period.

The Consulting Firm will prepare the reports based on the Terms of Reference (ToRs) provided in Volume II of this proposal. The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) will be the Executing Agency (EA) and will have the overall responsibility for the implementation of the proposed study.

The main expected outputs are as follows:

i.Feasibility Study Report: This will include identification, survey, design and production of construction drawings, Bill of Quantities (BoQs) and tender documents for all proposed backbone infrastructure (including feeder and access roads, dams, irrigation schemes, one-stop shop/market facility, school and clinics) which will facilitate timely procurement of civil works contractors during Project implementation. This will also include community mobilisation/sensitisation (Government led), agronomic studies, technical assessments including detailed designs, private sector analysis, commercial, marketing analysis, commodity value chain analysis, institutional and management assessment, financial and economic analysis. The preliminary and detailed designs of infrastructure will incorporate the recommendations and findings of the ESIA report.

ii.Land Survey Maps and Report: This will include land demarcations, cadastral surveys and beaconing for the 100,000 ha (gross area) in order to facilitate orderly allocation, titling and use of land within the Luswishi Farm Block.

iii.ESIA and RAP Reports: This will include comprehensive assessment of the environmental and social risks associated with the Farm Block development and also mitigation measures. The ESIA findings and recommendations will be shared with the infrastructure design team, for incorporation into the designs and associated BoQs.

iv.Stakeholders' Workshop Resolutions: This will highlight commitment, agreements and undertakings by key stakeholders during the consultancy period within the Luswishi Farm Block and also the adjacent areas in Chief Shibuchinga and Kambilombilo Youth Resettlement Scheme in order minimise future conflict and minimize delays.

The total estimated cost Estimates MIC TAF-Grant) of the studyis UA 720 ,000.00, net of taxes and duties, including 5% contingencies.

The MIC-TAF Grant Financial Management (FM) will be managed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). The Chief Accountant (MoA) will have the overall responsibility for the FM reporting and auditing. The MIC-TAF Grant will make use of the Bank's

(i) Direct Payment, and

(ii) Special Account disbursement methods in accordance with Bank's Rules and Procedures as laid out in the Disbursement Handbook. The disbursement for consulting services (aggregate UA 658,910.00) will be through Direct Payment Method whilst the operating (local) costs (aggregate UA 61 ,090.00) will use the Special Account Method. In accordance with the Bank's requirements, an audit report will be prepared, based on approved Terms of Reference (ToRs), by either the Office of the Auditor General (OAG, Zambia) using own resources or outsourced Audit Firm using the MIC TAF Grant resources. The OAG is preferred considering the small value of the MIC TAF Grant (UA 720,000). However, resources have been set aside for the audit in case the OAG will not be able to carry it out. The audit report and management letter will be sent to the Bank not later than six (6) months after the end of the MIC TAF Grant implementation period.


Key contacts

SILUNGWE Yappy Gregory - OSAN1


Costs

Finance source Amount
MICFUAC 720,000
GovernmentUAC 196,413
DeltaUAC 587
TotalUAC 917,000