Deadline: 20-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) image1

1. To train the staff and junior agronomists of participating rice mill clients and key farmers/farmer group leaders who will be designated by the clients on how to grow and manage SRP rice production. The junior agronomists and farmer group leaders will then provide trainings to SRP rice production farmers. The SRP project will be initially worked with one rice mill client (with up to 40 key famers/farmer group leaders, 2 junior agronomists) to reach 300 farmers to produce an estimate of 2,000 tons of SRP paddy during the first year, and expand it to cover 1,000 famers by the third year.  2. To ensure the use SRP standards and performance indicators in respective supply chains of participating clients in line with SRP guidelines/protocol developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).  3. To provide support to the WBG project team to increase demand for SRP rice production, through field days and demonstration plots, as well as through technical advice to identified rice mill clients and interested international buyers. In addition, support further discussions with Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fishery (MAFF) on promoting the SRP cultivation practices at the sector level, including supporting the hosting of annual 2017 SRP assembly meeting in Cambodia.
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eC2: Competitiveness Assessment of competitive products in fruits and vegetable value chain in Albania

Deadline: 15-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)mozambique_cad-productions_-j_capela_resizednew

Consulting firm to help IFC/WBG and GoAlbania to conduct competitiveness assessment of products in fruits and vegetable value chain in Albania, and identify ones with competitive advantage

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Deadline: 13-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)mozambique_cad-productions_-j_capela_resizednew

IFC has invested in Africa Improved Foods (AIF)that is producing highly nutritious quality fortified foods to address the malnutrition among vulnerable population segments in East Africa. For more sustainable development in future the company is planning on increasing the focus from the current range of fortified porridge for pregnant and lactating mothers & infants over 6 months to commercial product range of nutritious general foods, while maintaining focus on international quality, local sourcing and affordability.
This will eventually help in diversifying cost and revenue streams by leveraging on better technology investment in the region. IFC requests for Expression of Interest (EoI) to identify, quantify and validate the opportunity for this potential product range in specific East Africa Markets (Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and DRC).

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eC2:Local Cotton Agronomist

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

IFC is hiring a Local Cotton Agronomist who will support the IFC team on the implementation of the Project.The scope of work will consist of eight components. Component 1: Evaluation of the Cotton Crop Growing Practices in Uzbekistan.Component 2: Field Diagnostics of Cotton Agronomic Practices.Component 3: Design of a Pilot Project.Component 4: Supervision of the Implementation of the Pilot Projects.Component 5: Design of Cotton Farm Agronomic Advisory Program. Component 6: Development of the ToT Package. Component 7: Delivering the ToT Training to Gin Agronomists.Component 8: Supervision of the Delivery of the Advisory Program to Larger Groups of Farmers.

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Is climate-smart gender-smart?

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) can help make the food system more sustainable in a changing climate. But does it come at a cost to women, rw_gender_ag_blogin terms of a heavier workload?

Climate-smart agriculture’s three pillars: improved agricultural productivity, increased adaptation to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gases are goals well worthy of targeting. On the one hand, CSA practices such as water harvesting or planting trees that provide more accessible fuel, fodder and food can save women’s time. On the other hand, some practices such as increased weeding or mulch spreading can require women to spend more time in the field.

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eC2: Development of Community Landslides Risk Mitigation

Deadline: 07-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)land-administration-page

The objectives of this assignment are to: i) carry out a Landslide Vulnerability Assessment; ii) identify the policy, legal and institutional constraints in resettlement of vulnerable people and recommend improvements; iii) develop operational procedures and manuals for efficient planning and execution of a national program for landslide risk mitigation including resettlement of people living in high risk areas; and iv) based on the above outcomes, develop a time bound, implementable Community Landslides Risk Mitigation Action Plan.The Government intends to develop an investment proposal for landslides risk mitigation and seek funds from donors to support the program. A secondary objective of this assignment is to produce data, knowledge, and materials required for preparing of such proposal.
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