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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
Action Networks
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 29, 2021

The Project achieved intended outcomes and impacts even during the covid 19 outbreak.

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

Status 90% complete
Target date 2021
Countries targeted Vietnam