Opportunities

Opportunities

Welcome to the SLP’s Opportunities page: a selection of tenders for services and opportunities for sustainable businesses curated by the SLP Support team.

For businesses

The Support team seek out opportunities that can help companies in the SLP’s key sectors achieve more responsible business practices. To apply for any of the projects below, please log in to your account or register to set up your free account today.

Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst (AFCC)

Location: Africa

Services required: Forestry; Agriculture

Deadline for questions: N/A

Closing deadline for applications: Rolling deadline.

Project Description:

Africa has one-fifth of the planet’s remaining forests but is losing them faster than anywhere else. Protecting forests is among the most cost effective natural defenses against climate change and in Africa will help hundreds of thousands of people earn a better living. Yet to date there have not been enough reforestation and forest conservation projects ready to absorb the significant investment they need to achieve outcomes at scale.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a global conservation organization, developed the Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst to find and refine more of these forest restoration and conservation projects that will slow or even reverse forest loss while helping tackle climate change. This TNC initiative gives technical and operational advice, helps build their teams and networks, and prepares them to successfully seek investment.

For service providers

The Support team seek out projects in sub-Saharan Africa that require the skills of the SLP’s Service Providers. To apply for any of the projects below, please log in to your account or register to set up your free account today.

Provision of Agricultural Household Surveys

Location: Tanzania

Services required: Household surveys; Agriculture

Deadline for questions: N/A

Closing deadline for applications: October 22, 2021

Project Description:

The objective of this tender is to contract a commercial service provider (hereafter “Provider”) to conduct the first wave of a series of household surveys in Tanzania as part of a project called Institutionalizing Monitoring of Crop Variety Adoption using Genotyping (IMAGE).

IMAGE aims to generate evidence to institutionalize the use of genotyping for crop variety identification to strengthen seed systems in Tanzania and to systematize the process to enable scaling to new crops and geographies in the future. This will be achieved through DNA fingerprinting and two rounds of varietal adoption household surveys for four target crops in Tanzania – Maize, Cassava, Common Bean, and Rice.

This RFP outlines core activities the Provider will be responsible for during the planning and implementation of the first wave survey planned for 2022. The survey will be nationality representative and is expected to cover about ~1,000 reporting households per crop across all the regions of Tanzania where the target crop is grown – noting that some households may report on multiple crops.

Smallholder Agriculture Development for Food and Nutrition Security (SADFONS) Project (GPN)

Location: Liberia

Services required: Agricultural productivity; smallholder market access; capacity building

Deadline for questions: N/A

Closing deadline for applications: Procurement Notices and Bidding Documents are expected to be available with effect from October 18,2021.

Project Description:

The Republic of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture has received a grant financing from Global Agriculture Food Security Program (GAFSP) of the World Bank Group and the African Development Fund of the African Development Bank (AfDB) for Agriculture development in Liberia, this grant in the sum of UA8.6 Million is to finance the Smallholder Agriculture Development for Food and Nutrition Security (SADFONS) Project. The Project is being implemented under the supervision of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The development goal of the Project is to improve food and nutrition security and reduce poverty of targeted rural populations in (6) six selected counties. To achieve its development objective, SADFONS targets three strategic result areas: (1) increased agricultural productivity and production of smallholder farmers (with a focus on food crops such as rice, cassava, and vegetables), (2) improved smallholders’ value addition, market access and income; and (3) strengthened capacity of selected government institutions, farmers and producer organizations.

Feed the Future (FTF): PREMIER – Promoting Innovative and Resilient Agriculture Market Systems

Provider: USAID

Location: Mozambique

Services required: Agricultural productivity; access to finance; access to markets; capacity building

Deadline for questions: N/A

Closing deadline for applications: November 22, 2021.

Project Description:

USAID Feed The Future (FTF): Promoting Innovative and Resilient Agriculture Market Systems (PREMIER) program, a project to stimulate systemic change by addressing the root causes of poor agriculture system performance, targeting leverage points for catalytic change and working through market actors to facilitate technical and financial assistance to broaden and deepen market engagement, thus increasing incomes and creating employment opportunities, especially for youth and women.

This project will support producers and SMEs in agriculture to increase their profitability, access to markets and financial services using a market systems development approach, while increasing their resilience to climate change along the Nacala Corridor, which is located across Nampula Province in northern Mozambique, and stretches into northern Zambezia, southern Niassa, and southwestern Cabo Delgado provinces.