The Coffee Agroforestry and Forest Enhancement for REDD+ [CAFÉ-REDD] aims to establish and develop a public-private-producer partnership [4P] for forest landscape conservation and restoration in the Lang Biang Biosphere Reserve comprised of Bi Doup Nui Ba National Park and Buffer Zones in Viet Nam. Activities include:
i] Strengthening public sector capacity for climate smart/sustainable land use planning and collaborative management of forests with communities,
ii] Working with coffee-buying companies to improve monitoring and traceability systems to prevent deforestation in supply chains; and
iii] Investing in smallholder farmers [mainly ethnic minority] to promote climate smart, sustainable coffee production techniques leading to improved coffee quality and prices, whilst also promoting landscape restoration through mixed agroforestry systems and alternative livelihoods.
April 28, 2020
- Baseline assessments of drivers of deforestation/forest degradation, socio-economic situation/livelihoods and key agricultural value-chains completed [Oct 2019].
- Public-Private-Partnership platform established supporting implementation of the Production, Protection and Inclusion [PPI] compact signed in late 2018. The PPI Steering Committee now has a wider membership group and two initial meetings have been held, including one training for members [including local government, coffee and vegetable companies, and community leaders]. Training on PPPs for Sustainable Landscapes was held in Feb, 2020.
- Free, prior and informed consultation [FPIC] has been conducted in tandem with farm mapping [by drone] and participatory village land use planning throughout Dec 2019 – Feb 2020 to confirm the broad support of local K’ho ethnic minority communities for the project. 10 community conservation agreements have been signed between local authorities and target villages.
- The project is supporting efforts to integrate low emission land use and NDC targets into provincial plans. A workshop was held to support the drafting of the Lam Dong Climate Change Action Plan as an input to the province’s Socio-economic Development Master Plan. The provincial plan will in turn guide the development of an integrated plan for the project district, Lac Duong.
- MOUs with 5 coffee-buying companies with co-commitments to deforestation-free agriculture already signed and under implementation.
- Agroforestry models for forest landscapes surrounding target villages designed [Nov 2019 – Feb 2020]
- Beneficiaries identified, seedlings [coffee for rejuvenation, persimmon, macadamia for inter-cropping] currently being procured