Adequate risk assessment and provisions for mitigation measures on safeguards at design stage are critical requirements for project readiness. Oftentimes, these prerequisites (e.g., analysis on the need for land acquisition), if not sufficiently done, could contribute to implementation delays. Such analysis could include appropriate assessment of project target areas, including land availability, as well as meeting the pertinent social safeguards prior to site access and/or civil works. Specifically, under an agricultural sector development project, it is essential to consider the development context of the local area during preparation, as beneficiaries may not readily support the implementation of specific project activities due to social and cultural aspects that have to be carefully considered.
Second Crop Diversification Project