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