Scaling up climate-smart agriculture in Lesotho

Lesotho’s agricultural system faces a growing number of climate-related vulnerabilities scaling-climate-smart-agriculture-lesotho-1140x500with drought, floods, pests, and extreme temperatures occurring more frequently. In response, the Government of Lesotho is collaborating with the World Bank to integrate climate change into the country’s agriculture policy agenda through the Lesotho Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Plan (CSAIP).

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Deadline: 02-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

IFC is looking for firm consultant to support the establishment of intensive goat farm located in the Southern Part of Tigray, Ethiopia, using irrigation-based large-scale fodder production, provide technical support on animal nutrition and vet protocol implementation. The consultant should be able to deliver SOPs, Work instructions, technical advise and supervision including comprehensive training and capacity building to complement the farm establishment.

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eC2:Technical Consultant support to States for the National Nutrition Mission

Deadline: 21-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) pexels-photo-264537.jpeg

Objective: The World Bank is providing technical assistance to the MWCD, GoI through a Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) Partnership for Nutrition Results in India to support the implementation of National Nutrition Mission (NNM). Part of this support includes providing technical assistance to the Project States through state based technical consultants to support the quality of implementation. Towards this end, the MDTF seeks to hire a firm to hire and manage State level consultants in 10 high priority project states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

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eC2: Landscape Study of G2P payments

Deadline: 06-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank in a collaboration with TNP2Kis analyzing the early implementation of digital delivery for Indonesia social assistance programs through a landscape survey on financial inclusion. The objective of this survey is to stock take the success and challenges in implementing the payments and at same time to observe the readiness of some other locations that are not yet applying digital payment for the programs. In overall, the survey will conclude list of policy suggestions for GOI to improve and completely better off in executing digital payments to social assistance beneficiaries as mandated by the President Joko Widodo, and capable to achieve financial inclusion target set by the National Council.

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“Forest-Smart” Strategies Deliver Benefits for People and the Environment

“Smart” approaches aren’t just for cell phones.

It’s time to take some of the qualities of J-Capela-260_Mozambique_World-Banksmart technology – capable, cross-cutting and transformative – and apply them to the way we manage one of our most fundamental natural resources: forests.

What does it mean to be “forest smart”? In essence, it has to do with taking a comprehensive look at landscapes to understand how forests are being affected by activities in other sectors, and how to enhance the benefits that we derive from forests.

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World Bank Group – WBG-NL Partnership “Food for All”

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In May 2015, the Netherlands and the World Bank Group 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’’ brings together the World Bank Group and civil society, academia, government, private sector, and other stakeholders from the Netherlands.

REMINDER: ” Food for all Talks “!  Friday March 24, 2017 (11:00 – 12:30 AM EST in Washington DC || 16:00 – 17:30 pm CET in Netherlands) and can also be attended globally through WebEx .

The agreement focuses on strengthening collaboration in key strategic areas such as food, nutrition and health; inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth with a focus on pro-poor value chains and market transformations that better link farmers to markets; and ecologically sustainable food systems for climate-smart, resilient agriculture.

“Working in partnerships is critical in the multi-stakeholder context of food and agriculture. 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.” 

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands, May 2015

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eC2: Seeds Regulatory Review and Operationalization in Myanmar for Myanmar Agriculture Input Reforms Project

Deadline: 05-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) mozambique_cad-productions_-j_capela_resizednew
WBG is seeking to hire a Firm to review and support needed revisions of the Myanmar Seed Regulatory Framework in order to develop implementing regulations regarding seed certification, licensing and enforcement procedures. As well, the firm shall develop a capacity building program and provide the necessary training to government officials, farmers and members of the private sector.

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Event: “Food for All” Talks

Event date: Friday March 24, 2017 (11:00 – 12:30 AM EST in Washington DC || 16:00 – 17:30 pm CET in Netherlands) and can also be attended globally through WebEx .


  • Join Using WebEx: Meeting password: mVKNghm3, Meeting number: 733 678 144.
  • Join Using Phone: Toll: 1-650-479-3207, Access code: 733 678 144
  • By Video, External IP:, internal dial-in number 55791008

The Food for All Talks is a series initiated by the World Bank Group-Netherlands Partnership and delivers new insights on strategic issues and operational questions around agriculture and food value chains for the WBG. During the second Talk entitled “Agriculture – Food – Bio Sciences”, Louise Fresco and Shenggen Fan will be interviewed. 

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eC2: GAFSP Poverty Assessments

Deadline: 28-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) IFC and the Dutch

IFC is looking for a Consultant to help assess the impact of two GAFSP/IFC projects in Tanzania/Senegal , investments in two banks in Tanzania/Senegal to support their agriculture finance business. These are two separate, stand-alone, assessments. The reason they are included in this same selection is that IFC prefers to have one Consultant conduct both assessments given that they are in the same country. The methodology is expected to be quasi-experimental design with quantitative and qualitative data collection. The Consultant is expected to have extensive experience in conducting impact evaluations in the agribusiness sector in developing countries.
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