The Low Carbon Agricultural Support Project (LCASP) is a loan sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and executed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam. The Project started in 2013 and will end on June 30, 2019. LCASP works in ten provinces, which are the direct beneficiaries: Bac Giang, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Ha Tinh, Lao Cai, Nam Dinh, Phu Tho, SocTrang, Son La, and Tien Giang. The total budget is $84 million, including $74 million from ADB, $3.7 million from the Government of Viet Nam, and $6.3 million from financial intermediaries.
The overall objective of the LCASP is to reduce air, water and soil pollution by supporting Climate Smart Agricultural Waste Management Practices (CSAWMP), with emphasis on treating livestock wastes through the expanded use of biogas and bio-slurry processing technologies.
Asian Development Bank
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam
The objectives of the ACI assignment are to consult and support the management and the implementation of the Project for the following four components:
Component 1: Expanded use of livestock waste management infrastructure;
Component 2: Increased credit lines for biogas value chains;
Component 3: Transfer of technology for enhanced CSAWMP
Component 4: Effective project management.
Schematic diagram of comprehensive management solution of livestock waste into energy and organic fertilizer