The Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) III
Table of Contents
Case Study Abstract
Definition of Terms
Analysis of the project
Recommendation for Sustainability
CASE STUDY ABSTRACT:
This case details the implementation of Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) III in the province of Quezon 1. The vision of writer is to initially determine the effect of the on-going implementation in the three selected sites which belong to the 5th class Municipalities in the province. The writer emphasized the important role of the Municipal and Barangay Local Government Units (M/BLGUs) in the pre-implementation phase. Determination of the development gaps have been determined during the site validation activity conducted 2 years ago by the Consultants of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the Technical staff of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) based at the DAR-Central Project Management Office (CPMO).The result of site validation were now being studied and required documents like Feasibility Studies, Program of Works, Detailed Designs, Agribusiness plans and Institutional Development Plans have been forwarded on a per component basis for evaluation and approval at the CPMO. Quarterly Review and Planning Sessions are being conducted to assess the status of implementation and completion of varying documents to support the final approval. Detailed of the approved project per municipality and the cost per sub-project component are provided in this study.
The Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) Phase III is a foreign-assisted project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) which is designed to provide basic support services to help in the development of about 129 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) nationwide. ARISP III was approved by the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) Cabinet-Committee on 19 July 2006 and confirmed by the NEDA Board on 26 September 2006 through Resolution No. 7, Series of 2006.
The Project was approved for funding under the 27th Yen Loan Package (YLP) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) through the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). It is covered by Loan Agreement No. PH-P242 signed on 18 December 2007 between the Governments of Japan and the Philippines providing for Yen 11.8 billion for the implementation of the Project starting 15 April 2008 until August 2014. The loan became effective on 15 April 2008 and will close in April 2017.
The project will support the construction and rehabilitation of basic infrastructure, development of local organizations thru capacity building and promotion of technology to expand opportunities for sustainable development and enable the farmers to reap higher income.
In addition, ARC connectivity will be promoted by establishing common service facilities and organizing agribusiness enterprises to achieve economies of scale and allow a wider range and effective convergence of efforts among national government agencies and service providers to reach more beneficiaries. In this regard, the project will help the ARCs become more competitive, able to engage in profitable agribusiness or capable to enter into business arrangements with the private sector. ARISP III will provide support to the establishment of agribusiness and enterprises and in establishing a network of ARCs through federation of cooperatives doing collective business in agricultural production (crops, livestock and poultry), processing, marketing and distribution of products. Focus will be in increasing the volume of production, enhancing product quality, packaging and organizing...