AMAVI - Feasibility study on the development of bioeconomic chains as a lever for biodiversity conservation and local development in Ecuador

Start
May 2021
End
August 2021
Project cost
15 000 €
Role in the project
Bioeconomy expertise
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Countries

Ecuador

Fields

Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroecology Agroforestry Bioenergy Biodiversity Climate Market

Sectors

Cocoa NTFPs Vanilla

Main goals

The mission aims to carry out a feasibility study of the Ecuadorian government's response to environmental and economic challenges. At the request of the latter, the Public Policy Loan project with the French Development Agency - AFD of 65 million euros) is to support the development and implementation of a sustainable bioeconomy public policy. This will allow the diversification of the production matrix, ensure welfare and strengthen the conservation of biodiversity

Specific objectives

S01. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the project, particularly with regard to its coherence with the commitments of the different parties involved (Public Policy Matrix, AFD Ecuador's portfolio, the actors involved, the governance body of the technical assistance funds...)
S02. Provide enough detail on the content of the selected project to allow its approval by the AFD and its subsequent implementation/monitoring (components/sub-components, expected results, institutional set-up, budget, monitoring system)

Beneficiaries

AFD of Quito
The Pachamama Foundation
Conservation International

Results

R1. Analysis of the project's contribution to the development of a virtuous bioeconomy and improved biodiversity conservation in the targeted area
R2. Identify the role of the stakeholders and the leverage effect of the project on their future impacts on the bioeconomy and biodiversity
R3. . Identify the obstacles to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy that may emerge from the analysis of the Public Policy Matrix
R4. Set up a provisional timetable for the duration of the project
R5. Propose a monitoring and evaluation system for the project based on the results indicators set in the logical framework
R6. Analysis of the interest of the project with respect to climate change (adaptation and mitigation) and gender issues
R7. Identify an overall logical framework in terms of quantitative results to be achieved and objectively verifiable indicators of activities, outcomes and impacts (numbers of beneficiaries, etc.)

Activities

A1. Meet with the stakeholders to enable the consultant to become familiar with the pre-identified projects and thus enable AFD to make a first informed choice of the project to be studied
A2. Carry out a short mission to Ecuador in order to realize a concise overview of the "bioeconomy" components currently supported by the Ecuadorian government and its territorial partners (Pachamama Foundation and the NGO Conservation International)
A3. Analysis of the elements gathered and provide the necessary deliverables for AFD to make an informed choice, and in particular, an initial note facilitating AFD's choice of project to be financed, a presentation sheet of the selected project, a note of surprise on the Public Policy Matrix and the feasibility study report

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Matthieu Tiberghien

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Marie Nourtier

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