eC2:  PS 6 Supply chain in Agribusiness Sector

Deadline:  03-Nov-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

1. To assist the ESG Department with their due diligence, supervision and/or advisory services support related to biodiversity risks associated with supply chains on agribusiness Investment projects in line with IFC Performance Standard 6 (PS6), as needed.
2. To share resources and networks that may enable IFCs clients to more effectively implement PS6 requirements related to supply chains.

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eC2:  Study on Energy Efficient Cold Storage in Agriculture in Rwanda

Deadline: 27-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms or organizations (including consortiums) to undertake a study on how to mainstream energy efficient cold storage along agri-food chains in Rwanda. Specific activities include: (1) conduct a diagnostic of the cold storage sector in the agri-food chain in Rwanda, by mapping stakeholders, examining operations and maintenance of cold storage equipment and facilities, assessing demand, identifying barriers to uptake, and developing suggestions of sustainable business models; and (2) conduct a stocktaking of international best practices in efficient cold storage along the agri-food chain that could be applied to Rwanda. The consultant should have strong knowledge of agriculture and energy-efficient cold storage technologies (ideally with local knowledge in Rwanda) and demonstrated experience conducting similar studies in Africa. A strong local presence or partnerships with companies/individuals in Rwanda is required.

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eC2: AQUACULTURE WASTE MANAGEMENT STUDY AND TECHNICAL TRANSFER PLANNING

Deadline:  05-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solid waste

The overall objective of this consultancy is better aquaculture waste management in Pakistan through technical transfer of aquaculture waste management from Korea to Pakistan. The consultancy tasks are composed of three sub-tasks; (1) compiling aquaculture waste management baseline study in Pakistan with coordination with the World Bank Task Team and the Pakistani counterparts; (2) analyzing suitable advanced aquaculture techniques to be transferred to Pakistan, focusing but not limiting on advanced environmentally friendly less waste aquaculture techniques in Korea; and (3) developing two-years practical technical transfer plan from Korea to Pakistan, based on findings and recommendations of the (1) and (2) studies.

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eC2: Climate Assessment of Agricultural Certification Programs

Deadline:  21-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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IFCs Strategy is to contribute to CSA by providing investments and advisory operations that contribute to these three pillars of CSA. One possible way of doing this is by using appropriate agribusiness certification programs to ensure that climate-smart standards are being achieved. In order to use crop certifications as a proxy for climate co-benefits, IFC needs to assess whether the referred certification programs and their audit protocols are sufficient to conclude that agribusiness practices contribute to mitigation of, or adaptation to climate change, as defined by the IFCs Definitions and Metrics for Climate-Related Activities. In this context IFC intends to contract with a respected, knowledgeable third-party organization that will review popular crop certification programs and provide a clear assessment and recommendation of which certification programs would also imply positive climate impact (mitigation and/or adaptation)

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eC2: AGRO-EXTENSION SERVICES TO SMALLHOLDERS IN UGANDA

Deadline:  22-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Djibouti-farmers

The International Finance Corporation is seeking to contract a Firm to provide extension services to smallholder families. This assignment requires a firm with an already existing Agri-Tech digital platform that supports extension services for smallholder families through hand-held mobile devices used by a network of extension agents across the country to train farmers on various aspects of agronomy.
The consulting firm will provide the following services as part of this project;
1.Farmer profiling: The firm will profile 2,250 farmers targeted for this project.
2.Digitization of Content: IFC and Grainpulse are currently developing content on five crops being targeted for extension under this project[Barley, Sorghum, Maize, Beans and Coffee].
3.Extension: Using the content developed for the five crops, the firm will provide end to end extension services to smallholder farmers.
4.Tracking data on project KPIs: The project has defined specific indicators to track project performance.

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eC2: Malishi – Ag Tech

Deadline:  27-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Mali Shi is a new entrant in the global shea sector in Mali. Its founders opened the Bamako-headquartered company after gaining many years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector, where they are leading experts in the manufacture and distribution of batteries. IFC Mali Shi Advisory Project is designed to enhance Mali Shis operational efficiencies through the introduction of digital tools (Ag Tech), thereby improving smallholder farmers (SHFs) productivity and income. By the end of the project, we expect 10,000 SHFs to be engaged with AgTech solutions. Malishi, with IFC support, is seeking for a Consulting firm to help introduce IT based system to help Malishi to procure shea nuts and strengthen its relationships with local farmers, assist farmers in managing their farm, provide traceability, improve efficiency in onsite data collection including crop forecasting, and strengthen sustainability of the project.

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eC2: SRL-IFC Advisory-Sierra Leone Agricultural Initiative

Deadline: 23-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Florinda

The objective of this assignment is to improve the livelihoods of at least 150 households through improved agriculture (technical and commercial) and household practices (i.e. use of assets, family budgeting, nutrition, gender equity, etc.) and develop access to improved technical know-how by building capacity of 40 lead farmers that will share knowledge of improved technical practices with their peers.

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Scaling up climate-smart agriculture in Lesotho

Lesotho’s agricultural system faces a growing number of climate-related vulnerabilities scaling-climate-smart-agriculture-lesotho-1140x500with drought, floods, pests, and extreme temperatures occurring more frequently. In response, the Government of Lesotho is collaborating with the World Bank to integrate climate change into the country’s agriculture policy agenda through the Lesotho Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Plan (CSAIP).

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eC2: Design and delivery of a sustainability module and analytical training on value chain finance for the World Banks Sustainable/ Climate Smart Agricultural Banking Program

Deadline: 23-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

(i) Review the existing full package of training materials, upgrade and revise them as needed in order to integrate sustainability into each of the course modules and improve the overall presentation of the materials.
(ii) Design a standalone module on sustainable agricultural lending and lending to climate smart agriculture and integrate this into the course.

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eC2: Lesotho Agriculture Insurance Feasibility Study

Deadline: 09-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)scaling-up-innovations-in-agriculture-lessons-from-africa-780x439

The objective of this assignment is to investigate the market potential for smallholder agricultural insurance in Lesotho. It will focus on the identification of insurance providers who would be willing to offer this type of insurance, existing factors that may enhance or limit their ability to enter into this market, as well as the potential for integrating insurance within the priority value chains. The priority value chains for the purposes of this study are grains, dairy, horticulture (fruit/vegetables), poultry, piggery, and fisheries/aquaculture.

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