Deadline: 11-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Project aims at enhancing the market competitiveness of the agribusiness sector as a first priority in diversifying the country’s economy by: (i) enhancing access to quality seeds, and (ii) regulatory streamlining along agribusiness value chains. The regulatory work in the horticulture value chain will seek to reduce the administrative burden of private sector players in these markets and thus contribute to cutting private costs and improve the competitiveness of the horticulture industry.
Afghanistan is struggling with unemployment and poor economic performance because of drastic reductions in foreign aid and continued social instability. While efforts have been made to improve the private sector, including several sectors like mining and manufacturing, the gains have been modest as Afghanistan remains beset by conflict and instability.
Yet investments in agriculture, particularly horticulture, have produced tangible returns as unique weather conditions are favorable to growing produce that are in-demand in local and regional markets.
Deadline: 18-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC in Rwanda is looking for qualified service providers to design and implement a business management capacity building program for horticulture producer organizations in Rwanda. The program will initially cover approximately 20 producer organizations, mostly cooperatives. Please refer to the ToRs for more information.
Earlier this year the IFC proposed, and the Board of Directors approved, an investment in the Dutch Afriflora Group. The agreement was signed on April 13, and the investment made a month later, on May 13, 2015. The investment consists of an IFC and MCPP senior secured €90 million (US$112 million equivalent) loan.
Afriflora is a family-run manufacturer and marketer of cut-rose products based in Ethiopia. Continue reading →