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Consultancy for the Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya (Vijabiz) project

 
 

Published on Monday, 18 March 2019.

CTA is seeking to identify the services of reputable companies for the service contract “Consultancy for the Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya (Vijabiz) project".

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is an international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. CTA promotes information and knowledge sharing; supports the development and implementation of evidence-based, multi-stakeholder policies and strategies; promotes inclusive value chain development and use of ICTs; and strengthens the capacities of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities across the ACP. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement and is funded by the EU.

The Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya (Vijabiz) is a joint project of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Kenya-based USTADI Foundation (USTADI) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). It is implemented by CTA and USTADI Foundation, in Nakuru and Kilifi counties.

The consultancy tasks have been divided into two lots (1-2). A company can apply for one or both Lots, depending on their experience, capacity and expertise.

Lot 1 comprises two (2) separate assignments:

  • Identify at least 20 opportunities for value addition along the three value chains (dairy, cereals and fisheries)
  • Conduct market analysis of the agribusiness products identified above (demand, supply, quality and standards, consumption, competitors)

Lot 2 comprises two (2) separate assignments:

  • Manage the identification of key gaps to business success
  • Accelerate and develop growth strategy

Tenders must be sent to the attention of Ms. Christine Webster, Senior Procurement and Grants Coordinator, CTA, Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands and must arrive at CTA at the latest on 23 April 2019 at 5 p.m. CET, by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. Alternatively, tenders may be sent by express courier or delivered physically, against an acknowledgement of receipt, at the latest by 5 p.m CET to the following address: CTA, Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Any further questions about this invitation to tender are to be addressed to VijaBiz (vijabiz@cta.int). In accordance with the “Instructions for Tenderers”, tenderers may send questions by e-mail to the address mentioned in the letter of invitation to tender up to 21 calendar days prior to the tender submission deadline, specifying the contract reference. CTA will not accept questions after that date.

The following documents constitute the tender dossier:

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Indicative starting date:
18 March 2019
Deadline for receipt of tenders:
23 April 2019 23 April 2019, 5 p.m. CET
Location:
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Supporting and Scaling Up Youth Agripreneurship in Kenya

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This working document present nine articles that discuss the issue of supporting the growth for young agripreneurs in Kenya, with recommendations for stakeholders. Its content goes beyond the VijaBiz project and includes analyses on other youth in agriculture initiatives organised in Kenya. The articles were written by independent authors who responded to a call for articles launched by the CTA and USTADI Vijabiz project. Some of the articles discuss independently VijaBiz project activities focusing on a county or on some groups.

ICT uses by rural youth in Kenya

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This study is produced in the framework of activities of the Vijabiz project implemented by CTA and Ustadi Foundation in Kenya. It aimed at establishing rural youth groups’ access and use of different ICT and social media in their agribusiness activities. The study also sought to assess the gaps and barriers affecting the use of ICTs by rural youth in Kenya and provide recommendations.

Growing Rural Youth Agribusiness in Kenya

Vijabiz – the Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness project – has been implemented by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and USTADI, with main funding provided by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This publication has been produced to promote the rural youth businesses involved, illustrate their experiences and discuss results, as well as to share knowledge acquired on rural youth project implementation.

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