eC2: Invest Ghana program – Agribusiness opportunities in Ghana

Deadline:  22-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

In Ghana, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, recently begun an Invest Ghana: Agribusiness Competitiveness advisory project, with an objective to create new markets for private investment in the agribusiness sector in Ghana. The project is under the umbrella of the Invest West Africa program, a regional initiative financed by USAID, and implemented by IFC. The project aims to mobilize new private investment in the agribusiness sector, and stimulate targeted regulatory reforms linked to private sector participation. In this context, IFC is seeking to recruit a consulting firm to assist the project team to identify the most promising competitive agribusiness opportunities in Ghana, selected based on a robust assessment of market opportunities and competitive advantages across key value chains. An important aspect of the assignment will be to match the opportunities identified with clearly defined, viable and applicable business models (or business strategies) in the Ghanaian context.

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eC2: Study on Solar Powered Agricultural Technologies in Rwanda

Deadline: 20-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Agricultural technologies using solar power (drying, milling, milk chilling, cool storage, pexels-photo-264537.jpegetc.) are widely available globally, including in countries such as India, South Africa, and China. The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms or organizations (including consortiums) to undertake a study on how these technologies can be promoted in Rwanda.

The specific objectives of this consultancy are to: (1) conduct a market analysis (supply and demand) of potential agricultural utilizations of solar energy in Rwanda and globally; (2) estimate the potential demand for solar energy for targeted agricultural value chains in Rwanda; (3) conduct a stock taking/case studies of global experiences with agricultural utilizations of solar energy, including a review of some business models that have been successful in promoting plug and play solar products; and (4) conduct a stock taking of the potential constraints to mainstreaming solar energy in the value chains in Rwanda and ways to overcome them.
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May 15-16: IFC Global Agribusiness Conference in The Netherlands

pexels-photo-264537.jpegIFC Global Agribusiness Conference, May 15-16 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

International Finance Corporation invites investors, private companies whose supply chains rely on smallholder farmers, organizations offering products and services, donors, and government officials to join its Global Agribusiness Conference.

The conference will focus on practical solutions to the challenges of building smallholder professionalism and closing yield gaps between commercial operations and smallholder farmers.

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eC2: Agribusiness mapping – agribusiness specialist STC

Deadline:  26-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Objective: The Tanzania Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice (FCI-GP) Team of the World Bank Group is seeking to recruit an Agribusiness Specialist Short Term Consultant to support the implementation of the agribusiness sub-component of one of the Teams technical assistance advisory programs support to the Government of Tanzania) designed to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth through better economic foundations, increased trade and investment and business growth support. The consultant will focus on: (i) Leading operational support to the GoT to coordinate and harmonize horticulture sector objectives and plans among relevant institutions within the horticultural sub-sector for a shared vision and strategy; (ii) Streamlining the importation, testing and registration of new agro-chemicals, and (iii) Supporting the government to address key taxes and fees on horticulture inputs (i.e., fertilizer, pesticides and seeds).

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Ec2: SUDAN TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES FOR AGRO-INDUSTRIAL AND AGRI-BUSINESS PARKS

Deadline: 29-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC is seeking to recruit a firm to provide customer acquisition services that will help to deliver on customer acquisition targets for a mobile money service in Cameroon. This acquisition activity will be centered around mobile money agents through interactive engagements with the market to register/activate and transact on the wallet.

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eC2: Vendor selection for supporting mechanization with smallholder sugarcane farmers under the DSCL and Olam advisory projects

Deadline: 23-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) sugarcane

Objective:  IFC MAS advisory (agribusiness) in South Asia is seeking to recruit a vendor for supporting mechanization with smallholder sugarcane farmers under the ongoing DSCL and Olam advisory projects in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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eC2: Water footprint assessment for clients in India MAS agribusiness advisory

Deadline:  23-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  water

Objective:  IFC is seeking to recruit a specialist agency for conducting water footprint assessment in the value chains of three companies in India under the IFC MAS South Asia agribusiness advisory projects.

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eC2: Ethiopia Malt Barley Supply Chain – Cooperative and Lead Farmer Business Management Training

Deadline:  04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

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.

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Scaling up climate investments will require innovation in five key areas

 
Just ask the investors: businesses in emerging markets can no longer afford to ignore the risks posed by the changing climate to their bottom lines. Ranging from increasingly frequent and severe weather events to new regulations and changing consumer preferences, climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we do business. Increasingly, companies and their investors are seeking opportunities to transition to and invest in climate-smart portfolios.

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eC2: Bootcamp for Agribusiness Entrepreneurs in Zambia

Deadline: 23-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) rwandan farmers

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.

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