eC2: Supply Chain Management Consultant

Deadline: 20-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) supplychain

IFC is seeking to contract a firm which has expertise in improving the productivity of raisin production by farmers and in developing raisin supply chain. The consultant will be working with an IFC client company and grapes farmers to improve the productivity and efficiency of clients raisin supply chain and to set in place a strong supply chain management and development capacity in order to ensure the long-term and reliable availability of raisins from farmers at competitive prices, in sufficient quantities and with the high quality required by the client.  The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the productivity and efficiency of the farmers producing and supplying grapes to the Client.

The Consultant will also support IFC on collecting the data required for monitoring and evaluating the Projects impact on farmers and their livelihoods.

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May 15-16: IFC Global Agribusiness Conference in The Netherlands

pexels-photo-264537.jpegIFC Global Agribusiness Conference, May 15-16 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

International Finance Corporation invites investors, private companies whose supply chains rely on smallholder farmers, organizations offering products and services, donors, and government officials to join its Global Agribusiness Conference.

The conference will focus on practical solutions to the challenges of building smallholder professionalism and closing yield gaps between commercial operations and smallholder farmers.

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eC2:CGAP Digital credit for inputs farmers in Kenya

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

Farmers in Africa have limited access to afforgil-improving-social-networks-for-ugandan-farmers-dable finance, especially before the planting season when cash flow is low but need for farming inputs is high. In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most underfinanced sectors of the economy. CGAP aims to lower the risk and cost for financial institutions and input suppliers to meet this unmet demand. We wish to test a digital financial solution that links smallholder farmers to inputs and credit in Kenya. The solution should help smallholder farmers save as well as securely borrow toward the purchase of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, seeds.
CGAP will procure technical services to structure and test this digital financial solution and identify relevant lessons to be shared widely in an open access format. We expect this pilot to give us key learnings on creating mobile wallets that help farmers access credit for inputs and assists them in reaching their goals, thereby creating a high value proposition solution for Kenyan farmers.

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Private Sector Development: Rabobank Foundation

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Rabobank Foundation and the World Bank team up to strengthen financial rabobank-blogcooperatives for agrifinance.

The World Bank and Rabobank Foundation are teaming up to strengthen financial cooperatives in rural areas to improve financial services for smallholder farmers and agricultural SMEs.

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