Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sector Experience

PRIMEX has designed and formulated foreign-assisted and nationally funded agriculture and natural resources projects, including the conduct of pre-feasibility and feasibility-level analyses of micro, small, and medium agribusiness-oriented initiatives for rural communities in the Philippines and in other countries in the region (Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam).

PRIMEX has likewise provided advisory technical and capacity building assistance to organized community groups in the Philippines and overseas in actual business planning and implementation of income improvement and poverty reduction projects.

PRIMEX has also led and participated in the planning and implementation of community development initiatives aimed at poverty reduction and the empowerment of poor farming and fishing communities through capacity building and the provision of technical and financial assistance for livelihood or microenterprise development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Agribusiness development
  • Agriculture policy and institutional development
  • Aquaculture development
  • Climate change and agriculture
  • Livelihood development
  • Microfinance
  • Rural infrastructure development (including climate-proofing of facilities)
  • Value chains in agriculture

Selected Projects

TA-9461 Reg: Protecting And Investing In Natural Capital In Asia And The Pacific - Knowledge Specialist (Resource Person) (50159-001)PhilippinesMay 2022 - Nov 2022ADB
Feasibility Study For The Kalaanan Irrigation Project (KIP)PhilippinesFeb 2022 - Feb 2023NIA Region 3
Feasibility Study For The Baquilan Irrigation Project (ITB NO. NIAR3-2021-BAQUILAN IP-FS5)PhilippinesFeb 2022 - Feb 2023NIA Region 3
TA-9971 REG: Preparation Of Tim Agriculture Improvement And Water Harvesting Project- Social Safeguard Specialist (54002-001)Timor LesteFeb 2022 - Dec 2022ADB
Conduct Of Environmental And Coastal Studies For The Pasay Reclamation ProjectsPhilippinesAug 2021 - Oct 2022SM SCIDC & PHCC
TA-9971 Reg Facility, Phase II: Development of The Philippine Rice Industry Roadmap (PRIR), 2021-2035 (54002-001)PhilippinesJul 2021 - Apr 2022ADB
TA-9951 INO: Supporting Water Security Investments Facility (SUBPROJECT 4) - Preparation of Infrastructure Improvement for Shrimp Aquaculture Project (52152-007)IndonesiaFeb 2021 - Feb 2022ADB
Feasibility Study On The Philippine Fisheries And Coastal Resiliency (FishCORE) ProjectPhilippinesNov 2020 - Feb 2022DA–BFAR
Midterm Performance Evaluation of USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project, IndonesiaIndonesiaSep 2019 – Jul 2020USAID Indonesia
Final Performance Evaluation (FPE) of the Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystems Resilience (B+WISER) Program, PhilippinesPhilippinesJul 2018 – Jan 2019 USAID Philippines
Preparing the Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project, Cambodia (TA 9349-CAM)CambodiaSep 2017-Dec 2018ADB
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces, Viet Nam (TA 9147-VIE)Viet NamNov 2016 - Nov 2017ADB
Uplands Irrigation and Water Resources Management Sector Project (ADB Loan 3289-CAM): Project Management and Implementation Consultants (PMIC), CambodiaCambodiaFeb 2016 – Aug 2021 MOWRAM
Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MinSAAD), Phase 2, Philippines (JICA Loan PHP-251)Philippines Nov 2015 - May 2019DAR
Midterm Performance Evaluation (MPE) of the B+WISER Project, PhilippinesPhilippinesOct 2015 - Jan 2016USAID Philippines
End-of-Project Evaluation of Mindanao Rural Development Program Phase II (MRDP2), Philippines (IBRD Loan 7740-PH)PhilippinesMay 2014 - Aug 2014DA
Ecosystem Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (ECO-FISH) AID-492-C-12-00008PhilippinesOct 2012 - Jun 2017USAID
Feasibility Study For Zero Carbon Development In Quezon City For The Implementation Of Climate Change Mitigation Actions Under The City To City Collaboration For Zero-Carbon SocietyPhilippinesOct 2012 - Feb 2022MOEJ/Quezon City Government
Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle: Southeast Asia TA 7813-REGIndonesia, Malaysia, and
Aug 2012 - Dec 2017ADB
Water Resources Management Sector Development Program/Project (WRMSDP), Cambodia (Loan/Grant 2672/0220-CAM[SF])CambodiaMar 2012 - Jun 2019MOWRAM
Decentralized Framework for Sustainable Natural Resources and Rural Infrastructure Management TA 7716-PHIPhilippinesJul 2011 - May 2014ADB
Study on Distribution Mechanism Reform through Development of Wholesale Market: Improvement of Postharvest Handling and Marketing Facilities in IndonesiaIndonesiaFeb 2011 - Sep 2011JICA
Strengthening Sound Environmental Management in the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) (ADB TA 6446-REG): Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo, IndonesiaPhilippines, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, and MalaysiaMay 2010 – Sep 2010ADB
Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy, and Institutional Support to the Coral Triangle Initiative (TA 7307-REG)Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor LesteMay 2010 - Jul 2013ADB
Strengthening the Capacity of Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) to Respond to Climate Change (TA 7394-REG)Pacific RegionFeb 2010 - Jan 2011ADB
Irrigation System Operation Efficiency Improvement Project, Philippines (TA 7141-PHI)Philippines Apr 2009 - Jan 2010NIA
Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Project, Phase II (COREMAP-II) Loan 1962-INOIndonesiaApr 2005 - Nov 2011DGMCSI/MMAF