eC2: Supply Chain Management Consultant

Deadline:  05-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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eC2: Piloting sensor driven IOT based precision irrigation technology in Rice Wheat farming system

Deadline: 05-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

Hiring a commercial firm for design, development and implementation in Punjab.
The firm should provide services by installing suitable equipments for:
1. measuring standing water level in rice crop using suitable sensor and to measure moisture content of soil using soil suction sensors for all crops; and subsequently to determine irrigation schedule (both timing and quantity of irrigation) using algorithms;
2. Mobile based pump control system and a decision support system to implement irrigation scheduling and monitor the pump operation remotely using mobile.
3. Monitor the groundwater levels, power consumption, pump operating hours and volume of water extracted using automatic instruments.
4. Provide cloud based application, mobile apps, training modules and videos for dissemination to the farmers.

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Riding the Climate Storm in Patagones, Argentina

When 31-year old Hipolito de Carmony, a third-generation farmer, wants to explain why Picture-1he introduced change in the management of his family’s land, he pulls out a picture of a giant dust storm that swept through the area of Patagones, about 1,000 km south of the city of Buenos Aires, in January 2010.

“We couldn’t see from one house to the other. Even with the doors and windows shut, we had to constantly sweep layers of fine dust,” he said.

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eC2: Large-Scale Dairy Farm Management Consultant

indexDeadline: 04-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is hiring a firm, which will support the Project on the design, testing and implementation of dairy farm reference models for large and medium sized dairy farms in Ukraine.

The Consultant will: 1) conduct the diagnostic of up to 10 dairy farms with an average size of between 300 and 2,000 dairy cows, 2) provide recommendations on improvement opportunities, 3) support the implementation of the recommended improvements 4) support IFC on developing 2 reference models for medium and large farms.
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Can agriculture create job opportunities for youth?

Technology and the internet are probably the first things that come to mind when you agriculture-youththink about the future of work for young people; not agriculture or farming. This makes historic sense, as agriculture sheds labor when countries develop. And the traditional ways of producing food do not look particularly sexy. Yet, technology and the internet are also opening up opportunities for agriculture, and urbanization and changing diets are calling for new ways to process, market and consume our foods. So, can agriculture provide job opportunities for youth?

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Can a Nation Build its Future if it Cannot Feed its Children? Five Policy Actions to Transform Crop and Livestock Farming in Mali

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on December 9, 2016ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439.jpg
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mali has one of the highest rates of acute malnutrition in West Africa.
  • With 40 million hectares of arable land, the largest irrigation capacity in the Sahelian region (560,000 hectares), and 300 days of sunshine a year, Mali should leverage the agricultural sector to roll back malnutrition and poverty.
  • New agricultural development policies would prepare the country for the foreseeable impacts of climate change on livestock and crop productivity.

 

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eC2:Smallholder farmer training

Deadline: 29-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)rwandan farmers

Provide training to smallholder farmers living in Ile District, Zambezia Province on fire control and management (for 6,500 farmers) and conservation agriculture (for a subset of 2,500 farmers). Provide planting seed and disease resistant cassava stalks to 2,500 farmers.

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Ecuador Sustainable Family Farming Modernization Project – Update

On Tuesday, June 30 we reported about the Ecuador Sustainable Family Farming Modernization Project that would be discussed in the Board of Directors. The project is now approved.

The Project development objective is to enhance incomes of small and medium sized farm households by supporting more productive and climate-smart use for land and water.

Component 1: Investments for climate-smart sub-projects – $106.80m
Component 2: Capacity building for institutional stakeholders and beneficiaries’ organizations – $6.30m
Component 3: Project Management – $15.5m Continue reading