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

Agriculture and Rural Development Project (Additional Financing)PhilippinesJun - Oct 2013ADBSC 100475 MON
Study on Distribution Mechanism Reform through Development of Wholesale
Market (Improvement of Post-harvest Handling and Marketing Facilities)
IndonesiaFeb - Sep 2011JICA
Nationwide Fishing Ports Development ProjectPhilippinesNov 2009 - Apr 2010JICA/PFDA
Developing Sustainable Livelihoods In Coastal Fishing Communities in Coastal
Fishing Communities in the Coral Triangle
PhilippinesMay - Aug 2010ADBRSC-C00394
Crop Diversification and Commercialization ProjectNepalJune 2009ADBContract No. A18543/
Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MINSAAD)PhilippinesApr 2003 - Apr 2007JBIC/DARLoan PH-P 222
Livelihood Improvement in Central Coastal Provinces Project (LICCPP)Viet NamJul 2005 - Jun 2006ADBTA 4292-VIE
Commercial Agricultural Development Project: Pre-Loan Fact-finding MissionNepalApr 2005ADBTA 3949
Western Henan Agriculture Development ProjectChinaOct - Nov 2003ADBLoan 1814-PRC
Fujian Soil Conservation and Rural Development Project II: Project Completion ReviewChinaJul - Aug 2003ADBLoan 2082-PRC
Ecosystem Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (Eco-Fish Program)PhilippinesOctober 2012 - September 2017 USAID PhilippinesAID-492-C-12-00008
Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle: Southeast Asia Philippines, Indonesia, MalaysiaAugust 2012 - July 2016ADBTA 7813
Sustainable Aquaculture Development for Food Security and Poverty Reduction: Study Of Project Impact On Project Outcome and Preparation of Second Phase ProjectIndonesiaOctober 2012 - January 2013ADBLOAN 2285
Midterm Review of the Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project PhilippinesNovember 2012 - December 2012ADB