eC2: Study on climate smart agriculture technologies and investment opportunities

Deadline: 19-Apr-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) south_africa

The Government of South Africa has identified agriculture as one of the key sectors that could contribute to greening the economy due to its backward and forward linkages with job generation, food security, foreign export earnings and raw material production, making the sector an important engine for the growth of the rest of the economy. At the same time, this potential is significantly threatened by climate change . With more than 70 percent of its croplands relying primarily on rainfall for farming, existing cropping and livestock systems will be directly affected by expected climate induced changes in precipitation and temperature patterns. The agricultural sector is therefore one of the focal sectors of South Africas National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) that was promulgated in 2020 and of the countrys updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement . The adoption of climate smart agriculture technologies provides opportunities for sustainable intensification consistent with food security and development goals, and climate change adaptation and mitigation needs.

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eC2: Rwanda Rural Roads and Agricultural Value Chains Impact Evaluation

Deadline:    22-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 14114340279_c7363a7eb7_k

DIME is seeking a research firm to pilot and implement field activities and conduct quantitative surveys for an impact evaluation on rural road rehabilitation and agricultural value chains in Rwanda. This includes the following activities:

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eC2: Digital Financial Services and the Digitization of Agricultural Value Chains

Deadline: 10-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The objective of this study is to perform an in-depth assessment of the current state and potential of digital financial services in Iraq to better understand the opportunities for digitization of financial transactions in the country. This study will additionally provide detailed insights into opportunities for digitization of financial transactions in the agricultural value chains and improving agri-finance.

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eC2: Business case assessment for Bonsucro sustainability standard and improvement framework for sugar mills and smallholder value chains in India

Deadline: 04-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC and Bonsucro are interested to undertake a business case assessment for Bonsucro sustainability standard and improvement framework for sugar mills and smallholder value chains in India.


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eC2: Indonesia Agriculture Insurance Value Chain Mapping

Deadline: 24-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The IFC Indonesia Agriculture Insurance project objective is to contribute to increased _DSC8598investments in agriculture and rural communities by introducing insurance solutions to reduce the risks faced by farmers and lenders/businesses working with farmers due to adverse weather events/risks related to climate change (drought/flood/hurricane, etc.).

IFC invites proposals from qualified consultants/firms to conduct Value Chain Mapping of Agriculture commodities in Indonesia, with the objective of identifying promising Agriculture (index) insurance opportunities at different points along the value chain of at least 3 to 4 Agriculture commodities for this project.

The mapping is to provide a clear picture on: 1) Key agriculture commodities to target; 2) Market size/potential – number of farmers & premium volume; and 3) Distribution partners (Agribusinesses, banks, farmers organizations).

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eConsultant2: Agro-logistics in Rajasthan

Deadline: 04-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The focus of this consultancy is on bottlenecks in agro-logistics. The goal Rajasthanis to identify gaps and develop agro-logistics strategies for specific value chains in Rajasthan.

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eConsultant2: Let’s Work Zambia – Strengthening Value Chains for Jobs

As part of the wider Lets Work program in production__south_africa_2Zambia, which aims to support job creation in partnership with the private sector, the World Bank intends to contract a consultancy to carry out a series of jobs-focused value chain studies in Zambia. This program will be managed by the Lets Work Program through the Jobs CCSA. Lets Work is a global partnership dedicated to providing effective solutions to the jobs challenge by harnessing the private sectors role in creating more, better jobs that are inclusive.

Expression of Interest Deadline: 21-Sep-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Vietnam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project

The World Bank Board of Directors will discuss the Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project in Vietnam on Tuesday, June 30. Upon approval, this project will receive a total of $238 million from the World Bank for a grand total of $314 million.

The Project Development Outcome is to improve farming practices and value chains in the targeted project areas, and promote institutional strengthening of relevant public agencies in effective support to implementation of the Agricultural Restructuring Plan. The project consists of three different components:

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China Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project

The World Bank Board of Directors will discuss the Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project on June 23rd on an Absence of Objection Basis. This project has a total value of $295 million, of which $150 million is provided by the World Bank.

The proposed Project Development Objective (PDO) is to develop and demonstrate rural value chains that promote equitable organizational arrangements, participation, and the suitable increase of income of target households in the project provinces of Gansu, Sichuan and Guizhou. This objective is to be achieved through the following 4 components:

  • Integrated Value Chain Development ($195.7 million)
  • Public Infrastructure and Services ($66.9 million)
  • Research, Training and Extension ($0.7 million)
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SM15 Preview: Building African Participation in Global Value Chains

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 16:30 – 18:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters, JB1-080 & Online

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African economies are experiencing a range of green-houseunprecedented challenges to their growth, competitiveness and opportunities for investment. Led by Africa Investor CEO Hubert Danso, a panel of global experts will explore how African companies and banks can work with governments, the World Bank and international companies to attract investment and mobilize capital in order to build African brands capable of creating jobs and increasing the continent’s role and influence on the global economic stage.

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