Timor-Leste : Support for Preparation of a National Coffee Sector Development Plan for Timor-Leste

Sovereign Project | 50334-001

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Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Freedman, David M.
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Support for Preparation of a National Coffee Sector Development Plan for Timor-Leste
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Timor-Leste
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9264-TIM: Support for Preparation of a National Coffee Sector Development Plan for Timor-Leste
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agro-industry, marketing, and trade

Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Poverty is reduced through sustained improvements in the volume and quality of coffee produced by smallholder farmers.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Collaboration between public and private entities to develop the coffee sector enhanced.

Progress Toward Outcome
A collaborative process to prepare a National Coffee Sector Development Plan is underway with participation from government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, and civil society. ADB support for the Timor-Leste Coffee Association is helping it to become a credible representative and advocate in the sector.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Coffee Sector Development Plan developed

Enhanced data collection, research and extension services to support coffee production.

Support to ACTL improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output1. The Draft coffee Sector development Plan has been shared with stakeholders and will now be finalized for government approval.

Output 2. A review of current MAFF data collection and reporting systems has been collected and recommendations on improvements have been provided.

Output 3. The Association also held its first General Assembly in March 2018 with support from the TA and begun to implement a program of activities that align with its vision and mission.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
The government, development partners, and coffee sector stakeholders were consulted on the project design.
During Project Implementation
There has been extensive stakeholder consultation and participation during implementation. The inception workshops for the TA included workshops with coffee sector stakeholders in Dili, as well as in the main coffee growing regions of Ermera and Ainaro. Subsequent TA activities have been implemented using participatory approaches. The final choice of pilot activity was made following close consultation with the Timor Coffee Association.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A.Coffee Research and Development Institute (international, 7 person months equivalent)

B.Smallholder finance specialist (international, 1.5 person months)

C.Association Governance and Development Specialist (international, 1 person month)

D.Coffee Marketing Specialist (international, 1 person month)


Responsible ADB Officer
Freedman, David M.
Responsible ADB Department
Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division
Timor-Leste Resident Mission (TLRM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries


Concept Clearance
08 Feb 2017
Fact Finding
13 Oct 2016 to 13 Oct 2016
05 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
27 Sep 2018


TA 9264-TIM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2016 - 05 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2017 30 Jun 2019 31 Jul 2019
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 216,571.10

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No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 9264 06 Jul 2017 Coffee Quality Institute(UNITED STATES) | 26895 Aliso Creek Road, Suite B-866, 268 reek Road, 26895 Aliso Creek Road, Suite so Viejo, United States, CA Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 153,107.00

Procurement Plan

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