Terms of Reference – Baseline scenario for greenhouse gas emission in coffee-based districts in Central Highlands

In our landscapes (ISLA) program, IDH help shape new governance models, and support sustainable production and sourcing of commodities, while changing business models and attracting new sources of finance to the landscape. Given political, environmental, and socio-economic differences between the landscapes, we adapt our approach to each local context. IDH’s landscape approach starts with creation of coalition that bring together key stakeholders in a landscape, including governments, businesses, farmers, communities, and civil society organizations. Together, the coalitions develop sustainable land-use plans, regulatory frameworks, and business models to achieve three interlinked goals: creating areas where commercial and food crops are grown sustainably (Production); forests and other natural resources are sustainably used and protected (Protection); and farmers’ and communities’ livelihoods are enhanced (INCLUSION)- thereby contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards 2030.

Since 2018, IDH, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural development (MARD), Lam Dong Provincial People Committee, Daklak Provincial People Committee and other partners have convened for the establishment of multi-stakeholder coalitions (MSC) that work towards a sustainable low-emission coffee landscape based on green growth and sustainability in Lam Dong and Daklak. Up to 2021, four MSCs have been set up in Di Linh, Lac Duong, Krong Nang and Cu M’gar, covering more than 100,000 ha coffee and 200,000 ha forest area.

On basis of these Terms of Reference (“ToR”) IDH and Department of Crop Plantation (DCP) aim to select a party to develop baseline scenario of GHG emission in coffee-based districts in Lam Dong (Di Linh and Lac Duong) and Daklak (Krong Nang and Cu M’gar). This baseline scenario is expected to contribute directly to the baseline scenario of coffee sector in Vietnam, led by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development.

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