eC2: IMPROVING FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AT RICE MILLS MANUFACTURING, AGRIBUSINESS AND SERVICES (MAS) ADVISORY

Deadline: 21-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) west africa food security

Interested consulting firms (or consortium of firms) are expected to have:
Deeply understanding HACCP, GMP, GHPand international food safety management standards such as ISO22000, BRC, other relevant standards and relevant government regulations. Team Leader should have experience working in international food safety management standards (particularly for BRC Global Standards), food science, food technology/engineering, and food industry. At least one of team member is BRCs certified trainer and other one has excellent spoken and written proficiency in both English and Khmer languages.  Proven experience on conducting food safety gap assessments/audits
Previous working experience with the World Bank Group is a benefit.

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eC2: Support to the identification and implementation of priority reforms in the agribusiness sector in Guinea

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Investment Climate (IC) in Agribusiness project is a pillar of the IFC-World Bank imagesAction Plan to promote the agribusiness sector in Guinea. The World Bank Group recently assessed the main constraints and opportunities for the development of the agribusiness sector in Guinea.
The IC in Agribusiness project aims to improve the business climate for agribusiness through the implementation of targeted reforms aimed at unlocking investments high potential value chains and improving investments retention and generation. To implement these reforms, a dialogue mechanism to mobilize government and business community’s commitment is needed.

The IFC seeks to hire the services of a Consultant to support the identification and implementation of priority reforms for the agribusiness sector in Guinea. The Consultant will help drive the reforms on the Guinea agribusiness sector and will work closely with the designated teams within to implement these reforms.

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eC2: Brand Design and Marketing Strategy for Export Promotion – Laikipia Integrated Feedlot Scheme (LIFS)

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The proposed Laikipia Integrated Feedlot Scheme (LIFS)initiative seeks to improve the untitledquantity and quality of livestock commodities produced in the county by the key value chain actors. More specifically, the LIFS project focuses on improved productivity across the red meat value chain from livestock production to slaughter, processing and access to markets.
The existing value chain in the county is however fragmented and characterized by limited coordination between the value chain activities and players, and disease control thus unable to compete directly in the international market with producers like Australia. For the Scheme to be bankable, preliminary findings inform of the need to focus on a differentiated product and targeting of high-value local and international markets. This assignment, therefore, seeks to engage an experienced consultant firm to develop a brand design and marketing strategy for export promotion of the products that will be produced in the LIFS value chain.

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eC2: Support on expansion of alternative fuels production and waste management capacity for a major refuse-derived fuel supplier in Egypt

Deadline: 08-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solid waste

IFC’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services team is seeking a consultant to provide support on an assignment for a major producer of alternative fuels for the cement sector (including RDF), or the Client. The Client is planning to expand operations in two governorates. The consultant is expected to support the preparation phase of this project. This gap assessment will help confirm the viability of the client’s business model, strength of the local supply chain and overall waste management operations, as well as the capacity of the Client itself to play the bigger role in integrated waste management operations.

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eC2: Support Agribusiness Competitiveness in Azerbaijan

Deadline: 11-Mar-2019 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

The Project aims at enhancing the market competitiveness of the agribusiness sector as a first priority in diversifying the country’s economy by: (i) enhancing access to quality seeds, and (ii) regulatory streamlining along agribusiness value chains. The regulatory work in the horticulture value chain will seek to reduce the administrative burden of private sector players in these markets and thus contribute to cutting private costs and improve the competitiveness of the horticulture industry.

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eC2: Improving policies and regulations for water efficiency in South African agribusiness clusters

Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The objective of this consultancy is to identify and ensure buy-in to policy, regulatory or procedural interventions by public institutions to support the uptake of water efficiency initiatives by businesses in the projects target agri-processing clusters. The scope of work would include:

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eC2: Trade Logistics for Agribusiness Toolkit

Deadline:  19-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) afg-nhlp-lagman-sep19

Conclusion: The final section will provide a short summary of the drawbacks and benefits of implementing the TLA toolkit.

Deliverables: The consultant will produce a concise toolkit (guidebook) addressing issues described in the scope of work. The toolkit will be no more than 50 pages in length (aside from any annexes). In addition to the toolkit the toolkit will be developed into an interactive and modular web-based tool that policymakers and development partners can use as a self-guided tutorial.

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eC2:GAFSP PrSW Kenya Impact Evaluation – Baseline

Deadline: 04-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Description: IFC is looking for an experienced evaluation firm to help conduct the baseline study of an impact evaluation of a project both IFC and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are investing in. The operations are in Kenya and is in the agribusiness sector.
The objective of the evaluation is to assess impact on beneficiary income, yields, and food security. The intended methodology is quasi experimental design.
IFC invites firms with strong background in impact evaluations to submit expression of interest. Experience with evaluations in the agribusiness sector in Africa required.

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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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