The Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project is an innovative project to improve the livelihoods of Timor-Leste's coffee farmers. The project will underpin implementation of Timor-Leste's new Coffee Sector Development Plan and pilot a new model for delivering training to 2,000 coffee farming households in the Aileu, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Ermera, Liquica, and Manufahi municipalities. These households will receive training on good agricultural practices for production of coffee and related crops and assistance with access to finance. The project will also strengthen industry management and support initiatives to improve coffee quality and linkages with key markets. The project will support Timor-Leste's post COVID-19 economic recovery by helping to improve rural livelihoods. The project is aligned with the ADB Strategy 2030 operational priorities of addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, and promoting rural development and food security.
|Project Name||Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project is an innovative project to improve the livelihoods of Timor-Leste's coffee farmers. The project will underpin implementation of Timor-Leste's new Coffee Sector Development Plan and pilot a new model for delivering training to 2,000 coffee farming households in the Aileu, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Ermera, Liquica, and Manufahi municipalities. These households will receive training on good agricultural practices for production of coffee and related crops and assistance with access to finance. The project will also strengthen industry management and support initiatives to improve coffee quality and linkages with key markets. The project will support Timor-Leste's post COVID-19 economic recovery by helping to improve rural livelihoods. The project is aligned with the ADB Strategy 2030 operational priorities of addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, and promoting rural development and food security.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Development of the coffee sector is a clear national priority. The project was included in ADB's country operations and business plan for Timor-Leste for 2020-2022 and responds to clear demand from the Government of Timor-Leste and industry stakeholders. It is designed to leverage some of the activities that are being implemented through a related non-sovereign investment and technical assistance project.4 It also builds on previous initiatives and incorporates lessons learned from completed and ongoing projects in the coffee sector including the importance of leveraging the private sector, establishing local-level demonstration plots, and using gender sensitive training approaches.5 Grant financing is proposed because the project will trial several innovative approaches to addressing long-standing sector challenges.
The project will contribute to Timor-Leste's post COVID-19 economic recovery by supporting rural livelihood improvement, private sector development, and the growth of non-oil exports. Measures to contain COVID-19 had a significant negative impact on Timor-Leste's economy during the first half of 2020. The government is implementing a COVID-19 support program that includes cash transfers and wage subsidies. Investments to stimulate productive activity in rural areas will be an important part of the transition from containment to economic recovery.
Coffee production doubles by 2030.
The value of coffee exports increases by 270% by 2030.
|Description of Outcome||Improved productivity and price realization in the coffee sector|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
More productive coffee and agroforestry production systems established
Coffee quality and market linkages improved
Sector management and coordination improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Aileu, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Ermera, Liquica, Manufahi|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
QCBS, 56 56 person-months, $1.83 million
CQS, 2 contracts, $0.39 million
|Responsible ADB Officer||Dina, Stefania|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Timor-Leste Resident Mission|
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Comoro, Dili, Timor-Leste
|Concept Clearance||13 Apr 2019|
|Fact Finding||23 Apr 2019 to 30 Apr 2019|
|MRM||20 Aug 2019|
|Approval||28 May 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 May 2020||13 Jul 2020||09 Sep 2020||31 Oct 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||3.20||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||28 May 2020||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||3.00||28 May 2020||0.00||0.00||0%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 9209-TIM: Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project||Grant Agreement||Jul 2020|
|Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project: Gender Action Plan||Gender Action Plans||May 2020|
|Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project: Grant Assistance Report||Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction||May 2020|
|Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual||Project/Program Administration Manual||May 2020|
|Innovative Partnerships for Coffee and Agroforestry Development: Concept Paper||Concept Papers||Feb 2018|
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ADB, Timor-Leste Sign $3 Million Grant Agreement Supporting Coffee Sector DevelopmentADB and the Government of Timor-Leste today signed a $3 million grant agreement to support 2,000 coffee-farming households on good agricultural practices and access to finance, while also boosting coffee quality and market links...
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Implementation Support Consultant||Firm - Consulting||Closed||07 Nov 2020||26 Nov 2020|
|Quality Improvement and Marketing Consultant||Firm - Consulting||Closed||07 Nov 2020||08 Dec 2020|
|Agronomic Research and Testing Consultant||Firm - Consulting||Closed||07 Nov 2020||22 Dec 2020|
|Social Development and Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Mar 2018||26 Mar 2018|
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