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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Enabling the Business of Agriculture

EBA-2017-infographics-1.pngEBA 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).

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eC2: Food Fortification Best Practices Study

Deadline: 11-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) food_waste_garbage
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.
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eC2: Support for the development of sustainable agribusiness framework

Deadline: 27-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)handleiding

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.

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Small Agribusinesses in Mexico Benefit from Online Procurement Platform

Mexico is at the forefront of climate-friendly solutions in various productive sectors.

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In line with the policies of Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), actions have been taken to promote the use of renewable sources of energy in the agricultural sector to decrease the negative impacts on the environment.

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