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Location: Lautem, Ainaro, Liquica, Oecusse
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Bank Risk Rating: B
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Borrower or Client: Government of Timor-Leste
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Project Cost (USD): $ 21.00 million
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Sustainable Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to increase the productivity and marketed production of smallholder agriculture in selected geographical locations in Timor-Leste.
The Project aims to assist MAF to modernize and reform its systems of providing agricultural and environmental support services. The project will support (i) participatory district and community plans; (ii) farmer group formation and training; (iii) support for agriculture and small-scale rural investments aimed at promoting livelihoods and sustainable watersheds; (iv) strengthening MAF capacity to deliver advisory services; and (v) and improving planning, programming, and evaluation capacity.
The Project will be implemented in four watersheds, located in the municipalities of Lautem (Raumoco watershed), Ainaro/Covalima (Belulik watershed), Liquiça/Ermera/Bobonaro (Loes
watershed), and Oecusse (Tono watershed). These watersheds have been selected on the basis of the extent of food and nutrition insecurity; complementarity with other development partner and Government programs; and potential for small-scale agriculture development. The number of target areas has increased from two in the GAFSP-approved proposal to four, to acknowledge that the Project’s design can successfully build on on-going efforts by development partners and government; and to support the scaling up of successful pilots to new watersheds
Name: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), Government of Timor-Leste
Contact: Cesar Jose Da Cruz
Title: Secretary General of MAF
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