Agriculture and Rural Development

Sector Experience

PRIMEX has designed and formulated foreign-assisted and nationally funded agriculture and rural development 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

Preparing the Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project, Cambodia (TA 9349-CAM)CambodiaSep 2017-Dec 2019ADB
Water Resources Management Sector Development Program/Project (WRMSDP), Cambodia (Loan/Grant 2672/0220-CAM[SF])CambodiaMar 2012 - Jun 2019ADB/MOWRAM
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces, Viet Nam (TA 9147-VIE)Viet NamNov 2016 - Nov 2017ADB
Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MinSAAD), Phase 2, Philippines (JICA Loan PHP-251)Philippines Nov 2015 - Nov 2016JICA
End-of-Project Evaluation of Mindanao Rural Development Program Phase II (MRDP2), Philippines (IBRD Loan 7740-PH)PhilippinesMay - Aug 2014World Bank/DA
Study on Distribution Mechanism Reform through Development of Wholesale Market: Improvement of Postharvest Handling and Marketing Facilities in IndonesiaIndonesiaFeb - Sep 2011JICA
Irrigation System Operation Efficiency Improvement Project, Philippines (TA 7141-PHI)Philippines Apr 2009 - Jul 2011ADB