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Statement of support

The Coffee Agroforestry and Forest Enhancement for REDD+ [CAFÉ-REDD] will reduce deforestation and forest degradation by addressing the conversion of forest to agriculture in the Lang Biang landscape. CAFE-REDD is funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservationand Nuclear Safety [IKI-BMU] and run from 2018 to end 2021, with the total funding budget of approximately EUR 1.8 million.

The project has the following specific result areas: i] Developing a multi-stakeholder public-private partnership for forest landscape conservation and restoration and strengthened institutional capacity for climate smart landscape governance; ii] Engaging the private sector in monitoring and traceability systems to promote deforestation-free coffee supply chains, and; iii] Working with local ethnic minority communities and smallholder farmers to promote sustainable coffee production, including reduced coffee expansion and the promotion of coffee-agroforestry models and the development of alternative livelihood opportunities for young people.

Nonprofit or Institution
Partner Since May 2020

Our Commitments

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.


June 2023

In 2022, the project was approved a costed extension until April 2024, with changes at the outcome and output levels as well as certain new activities to consolidate approaches, ensure the sustainability of the interventions, achieve intended project outcomes, effect systemic change in the target landscape and share lessons as a pioneering REDD+ initiative promoting deforestation-free agriculture.

Status 90% complete
Target date 2021
Countries targeted Vietnam

The project aims to support the implementation of Vietnam’s NDC and NRAP by developing and applying approaches to address agriculture-linked deforestation and promote forest landscape restoration in the Lang Biang Man and Biosphere Reserve in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. It does this by:

1. Strengthening institutional capacity for climate smart landscape governance through a district PPP approach focused on protecting and restoring forests, sustainable production and inclusive economic development

2. Engaging companies to establish monitoring and traceability systems that track deforestation in their supply chains

3. Improving livelihoods of ethnic minority farmers by promoting sustainable coffee agroforestry models connected to higher-value markets

4. Leveraging public and private investment for a deforestation-free and sustainable landscape

Knowledge generated by the project is shared to inform the development of model approaches to tackling commodity-linked deforestation in Vietnam.

In partnership with: IDH, WWF, UNDP

Target date 2024
Countries targeted Vietnam