Sustainable Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (WB-P155541)

  • Timor-Leste
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Lautem, Ainaro, Liquica, Oecusse
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Government of Timor-Leste
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 21.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2016

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Project Description
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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
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Name: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), Government of Timor-Leste Contact: Cesar Jose Da Cruz Title: Secretary General of MAF Tel: 67077253156 Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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