eC2: Agricultural Technologies and Supply Chain Innovations (AgTech) Project- Case 3: Precision Agriculture (Digitizing Livestock Farm in Ethiopia)

Deadline: 22-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) download

IFC intends to contract a Consulting Firm (the Consultant) who will design decision support systems for maximizing productivity and resource optimization, and set up dashboards that allow users to make intelligent decisions guided by the advanced technologies. The proposed technology solution should gather specific data (including, possibly, satellite data) on various factors that influence fodder production and livestock rearing: information on input application, farm management, meteorology, soil moisture, disease detection/prediction, crop monitoring and yield forecast/estimation. For livestock, the technology should include features (such as electronic IDs and machine vision) that monitor animals unique characteristics like age, growth, health, reproduction and pedigree.

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eC2: Brand Design and Marketing Strategy for Export Promotion – Laikipia Integrated Feedlot Scheme (LIFS)

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The proposed Laikipia Integrated Feedlot Scheme (LIFS)initiative seeks to improve the untitledquantity and quality of livestock commodities produced in the county by the key value chain actors. More specifically, the LIFS project focuses on improved productivity across the red meat value chain from livestock production to slaughter, processing and access to markets.
The existing value chain in the county is however fragmented and characterized by limited coordination between the value chain activities and players, and disease control thus unable to compete directly in the international market with producers like Australia. For the Scheme to be bankable, preliminary findings inform of the need to focus on a differentiated product and targeting of high-value local and international markets. This assignment, therefore, seeks to engage an experienced consultant firm to develop a brand design and marketing strategy for export promotion of the products that will be produced in the LIFS value chain.

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eC2: FIRM CONSULTANT FOR OUTGROWER TRAINING AND COACHING IN FEED AND LIVESTOCK

Deadline:  07-Mar-2019 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 is looking for Out Grower training and coaching firm consultant to start its livestock out grower development project in Raya Azebo District and neighboring woredas in Ethiopia where in the 1st phase of the project, at least 1000 farmers (out growers) (a)adopt good animal husbandary practices, (b) produce proper animal feed for themselves and supply to feedlot, (c) deliver animals that meet export market requirements by end of December 2019.

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eC2: FIRM CONSULTANT FOR OUTGROWER TRAINING AND COACHING IN FEED AND LIVESTOCK

Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) untitled

IFC is looking for Out Grower training and coaching firm consultant to start its livestock out grower development project in Raya Azebo District and neighboring woredas in Ethiopia where in the 1st phase of the project, at least 1000 farmers (out growers) (a)adopt good animal husbandary practices, (b) produce proper animal feed for themselves and supply to feedlot, (c) deliver animals that meet export market requirements by end of December 2019.

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eC2: Endline survey for Impact Evaluation of Smallholder Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project

_DSC0995Deadline: 05-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The primary household survey will consist of a multi-module household survey instrument including modules on agricultural input use, modules on agricultural input use, agricultural production, sales and purchases of agricultural commodities, livestock holdings and animal products, consumption and food security, household demographics and income, and beliefs about returns to agricultural inputs. This survey is expected to take around 2 hours on average.

The selected firm will be expected to provide surveys for 1,100-1,500 households on the list provided by DIME, which are located in 100 communities across 12 counties in Liberia. Justification should be provided for households that are unavailable to be surveyed.

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Horticulture offers hope for growth and jobs in rural Afghanistan

Afghanistan is struggling with unemployment and poor economic performance because afg-nhlp-lagman-sep19of 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.

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Tender: Agribusiness specialist livestock – Kenya

The World Bank Group is seeking an Agribusiness Specialist to support a newly created Livestock project. The project focuses on targeted regulatory and institutional reform that support improved regulatory good practice, improved institutional efficiencies and better access to markets and investment for stakeholders in the livestock value chain (primarily dairy and poultry).

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IFC publishes Good Practice Note on Improving Animal Welfare

On December 31, 2014, the IFC published its latest Good Practice Note on Animal Welfare, a revision of the 2006 Good Practice Note on Animal Welfare. Input was provided by, amongst others, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Atradius Dutch State Business – Export Credit Agency, and the Office of the Netherlands Executive Director.animal welfare note

This Good Practice Note contributes to IFC’s continued commitment to supporting clients in a responsible and forward-looking approach to traditional livestock production (dairy, beef, broiler chickens, layer chickens, pigs, and ducks) and to aquaculture in intensive and extensive systems to, among other things, help producers access and maintain entry to high quality and value market segments. Continue reading