Timor-Leste: Water Harvesting and Agriculture Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 55139-001

The project aims to improve livelihoods, food security and climate and disaster resilience of selected rural communities in Atauro, Manufahi, Manatuto, Metinaro, and Oecussi. It will enhance resilience of agriculture-based communities through landscape management solutions that address water supply reliability and protect lives, farms and infrastructure from floods; and improve the productivity of farms and agroforestry through climate-smart approaches and enhance market linkages. The project follows a community-based approach where villagers plan and implement a combination of investments in water and rural infrastructure, agriculture and agroforestry, and capacity development. Government and village institutional capacity will be strengthened through technical support and training in infrastructure design and construction, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and landscape management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Dina, Stefania
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Timor-Leste
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Water Harvesting and Agriculture Improvement Project
Project Number 55139-001
Country / Economy Timor-Leste
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Agriculture Value Chain and Water Harvesting Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 6.00 million
Loan: Agriculture Improvement and Water Harvesting Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 55.00 million
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to improve livelihoods, food security and climate and disaster resilience of selected rural communities in Atauro, Manufahi, Manatuto, Metinaro, and Oecussi. It will enhance resilience of agriculture-based communities through landscape management solutions that address water supply reliability and protect lives, farms and infrastructure from floods; and improve the productivity of farms and agroforestry through climate-smart approaches and enhance market linkages. The project follows a community-based approach where villagers plan and implement a combination of investments in water and rural infrastructure, agriculture and agroforestry, and capacity development. Government and village institutional capacity will be strengthened through technical support and training in infrastructure design and construction, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and landscape management. The project will support about 236,000 people by building 300 water, flood protection and rural infrastructure and by supporting climate-smart practices, landscape management, market linkages and capacity development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Climate resilience, food security and economic opportunities of Timorese people improved

Outcome

Livelihoods and resilience of selected rural communities improved

Outputs

Climate-resilient farming systems and market linkages developed

Community-based water harvesting and flood protection infrastructure constructed

Institutional and organizational capacity of farmer groups, communities, and government strengthened

Geographical Location Atauro, Manatuto, Manufahi, Metinaro, Oecusse
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
Responsible ADB Officer Dina, Stefania
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Council for Administration of the Infrastructure Fund
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Jul 2021
Fact Finding 06 Jun 2022 to 10 Jun 2022
MRM 02 Sep 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Jul 2021

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