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Timor-Leste: Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51396-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Dina, Stefania Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Timor-Leste
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement Project
Project Number 51396-001
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9209-TIM: Coffee and Agroforestry Livelihood Improvement
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.

Impact

Coffee production doubles by 2030.

The value of coffee exports increases by 270% by 2030.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved productivity and price realization in the coffee sector
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Comoro, Dili, Timor-Leste
Timetable
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

Grant 9209-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 28 May 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

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

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

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