Deadline: 22-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation is seeking to contract a Firm to provide extension services to smallholder families. This assignment requires a firm with an already existing Agri-Tech digital platform that supports extension services for smallholder families through hand-held mobile devices used by a network of extension agents across the country to train farmers on various aspects of agronomy.
The consulting firm will provide the following services as part of this project;
1.Farmer profiling: The firm will profile 2,250 farmers targeted for this project.
2.Digitization of Content: IFC and Grainpulse are currently developing content on five crops being targeted for extension under this project[Barley, Sorghum, Maize, Beans and Coffee].
3.Extension: Using the content developed for the five crops, the firm will provide end to end extension services to smallholder farmers.
4.Tracking data on project KPIs: The project has defined specific indicators to track project performance.
Deadline: 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.
IFC 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.
World Bank Blog
Agriculture is at the heart of addressing poverty in Africa. I was reminded of that during my recent trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where different stakeholders had gathered to explore how to transform smallholder agriculture for growth. The recent End Poverty Day activities in Africa, which focused largely on agriculture, was also a reminder of how central the sector is to ending poverty and boosting prosperity. Indeed, the different stakeholders I work with on a daily basis—which includes African governments, development partners, civil societies, the private sector and farmers—all agree: Agriculture is important to the future of Africa.
Rabobank Foundation and the World Bank team up to strengthen financial cooperatives 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.