eC2: Developing financial product(s) to address the needs of agri value chain actors, in partnership with a Bank.

Deadline:  15-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

Assignment Description: Through this assignment, IFC seeks to create a synergy of all the Banks subsidiary (Banks, Microfinance, Insurance) institutions, to develop an integrated solution for addressing the financing, payment, and insurance needs of value chain actors, especially cooperatives and farmers. The product development firm will be expected to define and lead the entire product(s) development cycle including needs assessment, product(s) concepts design and evaluation, business modelling, actual product(s) development, product(s) documentation, testing, training design, and commercialization strategy framework.

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Partnerships, cornerstone to achieve Indonesia’s sustainable peatland restoration targets

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org.

“Peatlands are sexy!” They aren’t words you would normally associate with peatlands, but judging from the large audience that participated in the lively discussion on financing peatland restoration in Indonesia at the “Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands Matter” conference, held May 18 in Jakarta, it seems to be true. The observation was made by Erwin Widodo, one of the speakers in the World Bank-hosted panel discussion at the event.

Leading role for the Netherlands in World Bank food investments

Original article published on Dutch Government website.

The Netherlands is to take a leading role at the World Bank in tackling severe hunger. Because of the prominent position of Dutch businesses and knowledge institutes in the area of efficient and sustainable food production, the Netherlands has been asked to advise the Bank on food projects in developing countries. Development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen will be signing an agreement this Thursday with the World Bank at a summit conference in Rotterdam.

rwandan farmers‘Everyone should have access to a sufficient supply of healthy and safe food,’ Ms Ploumen said. ‘The Dutch agriculture and horticulture sector has the know-how to boost crop yields and cut costs, while lightening the burden on the environment. Together with the World Bank, we can deploy our solutions worldwide.’ Much of the partnership will focus on knowledge-sharing by the business community, knowledge institutions, civil society organisations and government. Dutch experts will also be enlisted in an array of projects and the Netherlands will provide training courses and workshops on topics like safe food chains and sustainable farming.

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Netherlands, World Bank Group Partner to Transform the Agricultural Sector: New partnership to mobilize knowledge and innovation

Article published on the World Bank website May 21.

The Netherlands and the World Bank Group today signed a “Food for All” partnership agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to increase knowledge, support job creation, and secure the long-term sustainability of agriculture in developing countries. “Food for All’’ will bring together the World Bank Group and civil society, academia, government, private sector, and other stakeholders from the Netherlands.

“Working in partnerships is critical in the multi-stakeholder context of food and agriculture,” said Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands. “This partnership between the World Bank and the Netherlands will provoke inclusive, innovative and knowledge-intensive forms of cooperation. Together we address the needs of malnourished people and effectively contribute to a zero hunger world.”

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