eC2: Identification of local and regional market opportunities and end-market consumption of cocoa-based products for Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana

Deadline: 30-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The objective of the assignment is to conduct an analysis of the local and regional market opportunities for cocoa-based products in the cluster cocoa production countries (Ghana, Côte dIvoire, Nigeria and Togo), and Senegal and Cape Vert the two (2) West African countries having the highest GDP per capita. More specifically, the study aims to:
– Identify and analyze the current local and regional market and potential opportunities for increased downstream uses of and end-market consumption of cocoa-based products;
– Perform an accurate market-sizing exercise for each of the different markets (i.e. Ghana, Côte dIvoire, and West African as a region) in terms of volume and value;
– Perform an analysis to determine the level of investment and capacity-building needed to develop these opportunities.

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eC2: CGAP Digital pension plan for Ghanaian cocoa farmers

Deadline: 12-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) rwandan farmers

There are few financial solutions that address the need for long-term savings for low income people in Sub-Saharan Africa and that could provide a stable pension when they reach retirement age. In Ghana for instance, saving is largely done in savings groups such as the susu collection system, which offers little interest (and therefore does not protect from inflation) and requires payment of a typically expensive fee to the collector. Even more daunting are voluntary pension saving products, which require convincing and encouraging participants to save over a long period for a payout that is far in the future. CGAP wants to test pension plans tailored to cocoa farmers in Ghana that leverage the advantages of digital technologies to provide customers greater flexibility and incentives to create pension savings for themselves. CGAP is seeking technical services to structure and test a solution and identify relevant lessons to be shared widely in an open access format.

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Success story: SCOPEinsight, Cargill, and IFC strengthen cocoa cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire

Since SCOPEinsight was founded in 2010, they have pioneered in developing innovative, universally-applicable assessment tools that measure the level of Printfarmer professionalism in emerging markets. SCOPEinsight believes farmer professionalism is the key to structural transformation of the agricultural sector, and by providing business intelligence they aim to increase transparency in the agricultural market, lower investment risks, and increase business opportunities for stakeholders in and around the agricultural value chain.

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