Deadline: 04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC plans to assist a large domestic buyer to increase the quantity of malt barley procured from local smallholder farmers by aggregators such as cooperatives or “lead farmers”. Part of the project includes improving the professionalism of approximately 80 aggregators so that they can function more effectively as businesses and provide better services to their members and/or smallholder farmer clients.
Deadline: 23-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project(ZATP) under the Zambian Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) is launching MarketConnect – an agribusiness entrepreneurship advisory and support service – in Zambia with support from infodev. infoDev (www.infodev.org) is a global partnership program within the World Bank Group, which works at the intersection of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship to create opportunities for inclusive growth and job creation.
Deadline: 08-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC in Madagascar is seeking the services of a consulting firm to conduct a detailed scoping and diagnostic study of the fruits value chain in Madagascar.
EBA 2017 is the third report in the series, presenting data that measure legal barriers for businesses operating in agriculture in 62 countries and across 12 topic areas. It provides quantitative indicators on regulation for seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, information and communication technology (ICT), and water. Two overarching themes—gender and environmental sustainability—continue to be included in the report analysis to ensure that the messages developed by EBA encourage inclusive and sustainable practices. This year scoring was piloted for the land topic for 38 countries in which data were collected. The data for the remaining 24 countries will be collected next year and the team will refine the methodology further. EBA also collected data on the livestock topic, focusing on veterinary medicinal products (VMPs).
Read the full report here.
Deadline: 11-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Compile and list by criteria to be defined by IFC Industry Specialists where fortification using micronutrient is currently recommended to be used along the food value chain; Extend the research to ingredients that might enhance the nutritional value/profile of other foodstuffs (such as whey in dairy products, pulses in bakery, etc.); Investigate and list whenever possible industrial/processing best practices to improve foodstuff nutritional content/profile (e.g. how to correctly fortify flour) in the main industries IFC Agribusiness invests in; or to avoid potentially harmful content.
Deadline: 27-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The firm will develop (i) a Sustainable Agribusiness Blueprint, which will include an overall strategy for engaging private sector actors and increasing private investment in sustainable agribusiness (including Non Timber-Forest Products NTFP) in the ER Program area, considering local, regional, and international markets; and (ii) 10 specific Project Idea Notes from which 3-5 will be further developed into full project proposals for financing and inclusion in the REDD+ jurisdictional program.
IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture RVO, Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, The Hague – 28 October 2016
RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.
As part of the strategic partnership ‘Food for All’ between the World Bank Group and the Netherlands, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, IFC, and IUCN organized an event on GAFSP and the impact of Climate Smart Agriculture on October 28, 2016. Climate change affects companies in the agro-food and beverage sectors all around the world. They face increasing risks: from reduced productivity, new laws and policies, to reputation risks or volatile market prices. Effectively managing risks and opportunities of climate change is vital to secure long-term viability of companies and value chains. Integrating climate smart agricultural techniques and projects in business operations can help firms to become more climate-resilient and in the meantime reduce pressure on forests and other ecosystems and the services they provide. Especially in developing countries, climate change implies challenges to food security and sustainable food production and trade.