ec2: Study on rural women farmers and agri-WSMEs insurance needs in Nigeria, Zambia and Sri Lanka

Deadline:   24-May-2021 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 has been actively partnering with insurers in the emerging markets to increase womens access to insurance and boost their employment opportunities in the insurance sector. In order to develop and roll out suitable solutions in partnership with the local insurance industry and strengthen market capacity for sustainability in these three target markets, the Global Index Insurance Program (GIIF) and the IFC Womens Insurance Program, are jointly conducting a diagnostic study to identify the insurance needs of rural women, the existing barriers preventing access to insurance, and potential solutions that can be designed through an IFC advisory project. The study will be conducted in Nigeria, Zambia and Sri Lanka. The diagnostic will be done through surveys and in-depth interviews with i) Rural women farmers, ii) rural agribusiness WSMEs, iii)insurance companies (review and analysis of existing gender approaches and current agricultural/ health/ life schemes).

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eC2: ASSESSMENT OF THE FEASIBILITY OF AND DEVELOPMENT OF A STRUCTURE FOR THE SECURITIZATION OF AGRICULTURE RECEIVABLES INCLUDING CROP RECEIPTS

Deadline:  11-May-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries to reduce poverty and improve peoples lives. In addition to its investment work, IFC provides advisory services to several clients to support them in meeting specific development goals. IFCs advisory support to the financial sector is implemented via its Financial Institutions Group and is organized around the following main themes: Innovation/Base of Pyramid: including Microfinance, Mobile Financial Services, Housing Finance, Rural Finance. Banking Services: SME Finance, Sustainable Energy Finance, Insurance, Agri finance, Leasing, Trade Finance, Gender, Risk Management, and Corporate Governance. Financial Infrastructure: Credit Reporting, Collateral Registries and Secured Transactions, Securities Markets

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A Roadmap for Building the Digital Future of Food and Agriculture

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fair distribution of data can help ensure fair pay for farmers
  • Digital agriculture can help improve yields and cut down on food loss and waste
  • Digital agriculture allows consumers to choose healthier, more environmentally friendly food

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eC2: ECA AGRICULTURE DIGITAL SYSTEM

Deadline:    29-Mar-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The International Finance Corporation hereinafter referred to as WBG invites interested parties to respond to a Request for Expression of Interest (REI) for digital platform (comprising a backend decision-making mechanism and a pluggable frontend implementation) that would boost decision making in agriculture finance. This REI is issued for the purpose of obtaining information concerning market conditions and vendor (or consortium of vendors) capability in order to allow the World Bank / IFC to better understand what is currently available on the commercial market place in order to enhance advisory client solutions.

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eC2: Sudan Agriculture Value Chain Investment Roadmap

Deadline:  03-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Agriculture is the backbone of the Sudanese economy, generating one-third of GDP and having a labor share of more than 50 percent. Agriculture provides livelihood to approximately two-thirds of the population. Value chains in the agriculture sector, however, remain underdeveloped and fragmented and lack integration. Increased agro-processing and trade, supported by well-directed strategic public sector investments, can unlock much greater value from agriculture. Policy-induced private investment, backed up by public sector financing to facilitate value chain development can set in motion a virtuous cycle of increased productive investment that can in turn boost government revenues from tax collections on corporate profits.
The World Bank is seeking services of a consulting firm to prepare an investment roadmap for two agricultural value chains: Sorghum and Livestock (Small Ruminants).

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World Bank Plans to Invest over $5 Billion in Drylands in Africa

 

PARIS/WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021— The World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods across 11 African countries on a swathe of land stretching from Senegal to Djibouti.

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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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