Deadline: 25-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: Shea butter is made from the nuts of the African Shea tree that only grows in the Sahel region of the continent. In Mali, one of the top shea nut-producing countries, it is estimated that three million women work directly or indirectly in the shea butter sector in Mali, producing an estimated 150,000 tons of shea. However, 95% of shea products are exported as raw material and only 5% as processed products. The current organization of butter production and commercialization activity in villages in Mali is a hindrance to real participation in the export of processed products. The current supply is not completely adapted to satisfy the international requirements of the highest paying markets, which could be a factor of the quasi-inexistent export of processed shea products in Mali. The main objective of the assignment is to prepare a comprehensive program including investment projects as well as technical assistant aiming at increasing Malian sheas value addition through a productive partnership between agro-industry players and smallholders, based on a strong analysis of the shea value chain, its organization, key players, key figures and SWOT analysis, drawing from findings of existing studies and programs on shea in Mali and in the sub-region and new analysis to be conducted by the Consultant.
EConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html
- ML – Mali