Deadline: 08-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The aim of the CAAP Project is to improve (a) access to finance and (b) access to markets for producers in 2 to 4 agricultural supply chains/products in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The goal will be met through work in two main areas which will form two key components of the Project: To increase access to finance for farmers and other agri supply chain participants by improving the capacity of Fls. To improve the bankability of farmers and other participants of supply chains (aggregators) by improving their capacity and access to markets.
Deadline: 12-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Scope of Services and Responsibilities
1. Collect data from agricultural producers (farmers and aggregators) on fruits, vegetables and dairy in the project areas in Kyrgyzstan (with focus on dairy in Issyk Kul region), Tajikistan and Uzbekistan;
2. Analyze the existing situation with farmers on their available resources (land, crops, machinery, equipment, inputs, supply, finance, etc);
3. Map existing management practices and processes (planting, harvesting, storage, feeding, milking, housing, etc.), determine advantages and disadvantages in each practice and process;
4. Conduct market and field research to identify alternative, economically advantageous management options;
5. Analyze the economics of proposed management and production options;
6. Together with the team of international and local consultants, test proposed management options under the local conditions for the economic viability that would lead to the reduced cost and increased output;
7. Source alternative suppliers of inputs, equipment and machinery available in the market;
8. Monitor implementation process and undertake necessary actions to gain results;
9. Work with team of international and local consultants to coordinate research and recommendations;
Deadline: 05-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective/Purpose of Assignment:
The Project will look at limited access to finance for farmers/producers from 2 perspectives: lack of skills/knowledge (of risks in agriculture and availability of relevant tools) in FIs and low bankability of farmers/producers due to lack of capacity and lack of avenues to improve this capacity. To address this failure on the scale of the selected FIs and supply chains, the Project will work with both FIs and supply chains (aggregators, producers, other participants) to improve their capacity and created strong linkages between all.