Expression of Interest (EOI): Partner for the implementation of FtMA, SAPMP and HGSF activities
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rwanda is currently operating under its 2019-2023 Country Strategic Plan (CSP). WFP is seeking an active partnership with local and/or international NGOs operating in Rwanda for the development of additional activities under Strategic Outcome 4 of the CSP, which relates to the support of smallholder farmers in Rwanda: ‘Smallholder Farmers have increased marketable surplus and access agriculture markets through efficient supply chains by 2030.’
Complementing the Government’s vision for transforming and commercializing agriculture, WFP supports national efforts to enhance the food security and incomes of smallholder farmers, especially women, through targeted activities at the food system, cooperative, and individual farmer levels. WFP contributes to strengthening smallholder farmers increasing their marketable surplus through climate-smart solutions, including access to improved inputs and extension services, improving quality of grains and legumes, reducing post-harvest losses, and enhancing access to finance and predictable markets.
As part of the implementation of its Country Strategic Plan, WFP is implementing a number of inter-related projects in support of smallholder farmers. These interventions include:
- Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA): a value chain development programme that has been supporting agricultural cooperatives connect to markets, mainly in the maize and beans value chains.
- Sustainable Agricultural Productivity and Market Linkage Project (SAPMP): an agricultural development programme targeting 12 agricultural cooperatives that were previously supported by the KOICA-funded Rural Community Support Project (RCSP), which aims to build on significant investments in terrace rehabilitation to promote commercially oriented farming; and
- Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF): an initiative targeting capacity strengthening support, financial inclusion, and improved linkages for 60 agricultural cooperatives to schools for the provision of food commodities (including fresh commodities)
WFP is requesting for proposals from eligible potential partners to strengthen the capacity of supported smallholder farmers under the three above mentioned components/initiatives.
How to apply
Interested applicants can obtain the full Terms of reference(TOR) and apply through the United Nations Partner Portal “UNPP” accessible on https://www.unpartnerportal.org/. To access the TOR and apply, you must first register to the UNPP, if not registered yet.
Please follow below guidance for your registration:
- How to create and edit profile- Rwandan National NGO Link
- How to create and edit profile- INGO with Country Office in Rwanda Link.
The deadline for proposal submission is 05 October 2023, by 11:59 pm CAT.