About Vi Agroforestry
Vi Agroforestry is a Swedish non-profit foundation established in 1983. We work with local partner organisations in East Africa, mainly in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to empower smallholders’ farmers and their organisations to improving their living conditions. Vi Agroforestry has 39 years of experience in promoting agroforestry, sustainable agriculture, human rights-based approaches, gender equality, and empowerment of women, men, youth, and children. Vi Agroforestry works in partnership with farmer organisations, government agencies, and other civil society organisations to promote sustainable food production, a safe environment, and human rights-based approaches that benefit women, men, young people, and children.
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Consultancy for Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) Practices Refresher Training for the Smallholder Coffee Development Project in Tanzania (CODE-P)
Vi Agroforestry is commissioned by the European Union (EU) to implement a 4-year project; the Smallholder Coffee Development Project (CODE-P) in Songwe, Mbeya and Ruvuma regions of Tanzania. Between 2020-2024 CODE-P aims to reach 24,000 smallholder farmers including 12,000 youth in 6 districts of Ruvuma, Mbeya and Songwe Regions of Tanzania.
The overall objective of the CODE-P is to contribute to the inclusive and sustainable development of the coffee value chain for enhanced incomes and improved nutrition status of smallholder farmers in Ruvuma, Mbeya and Songwe regions of Tanzania. To attain this, Vi Agroforestry (Lead applicant); Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF), Cafe Africa Tanzania, Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI), Stichting BRAC International has been implementing CODE-P with a special focus on strengthening smallholder coffee cooperatives as a key enabler of support services that enable production, processing, and trade of coffee produced by smallholders to stimulate trade-led economic growth in the Southern highlands of Tanzania.
Purpose of the Assignment
The project has 3 specific objectives namely.
• SO 1. Increased production and productivity of quality coffee by smallholder coffee producers through equitable, efficient resource allocations and SALM practices.
• SO 2. Increased incomes from improved postharvest, processing capacities, and market linkages (smallholder farmers, women, and men, small and medium enterprises – SME’s) and financial services linkages.
• SO 3. Enhanced competitiveness of coffee value chain with supportive policy and regulatory framework.
The assignment will mainly be focusing to SO 1. Increased production and productivity of quality coffee by smallholder coffee producers through equitable, efficient resource allocations and SALM practices (Briefly elaborated above). The purpose of this assignment is to capacitate our partners especially field and project officers, extension officers and some lead farmers with the SALM practices to improve their practical understanding of the SALM practices for disseminating to more coffee farmers. This training is the second-round training that might have the new participants and the old participants.
Scope of Work
A training schedule shall cover 6 days, preferably Monday to Saturday. This training shall be conducted at the end of March or beginning of April 2023. A training shall consist of project officers working under CODE-P, coffee inspectors from 6 districts, extension officers actively working with CODE-P from six districts and representative lead farmers with a total number of 45 participants. Consultant is required to prepare the training program and share with Vi Agroforestry for review and approval 10 days before date of staring the training. There will be 2 extra days for preparing training report after training. Hence a consultant will have a total of 9 days for the assignment.
• A Tanzanian National with at least a
master’s degree in the field of Agroforestry, Agroecology, Agronomy,
Land Use Planning, General Agriculture, or any other related
• A practical and deep understanding of the agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture Land Management practices.
• Over five years of experience in training and facilitating various stakeholders in agricultural value chains, with at least one in coffee value chain.
• Over five years’ working with smallholder farmers for improving farm ecologies and livelihoods of farmers.
• Practical understanding of the common pest and diseases with their management practices (mechanical, traditional, organic, and inorganic management).
• Experienced in soil and water conservation as well as integrated soil fertility management.
• Specifically, be able to demonstrate climate change phenomenon as for the coffee value chain sustainability.
• Experience of working with local communities, non-governmental organisations, and government in areas of cash crops.
• Experience in the design and use of participatory methods of trainings.
• Excellent writing, editing, attention to detail and technical skills.
Interested and appropriately qualified (individual or firm) are invited to apply. The application should contain the following:
• A letter of interest addressed to the Country Manager
• A Technical offer showing the interpretation of the ToR and indicating a detailed proposed methodology.
• A CV of the consultant(s) or consultancy firm showing previous relevant experience with specification of the lead consultant.
• A detailed financial offer (expressed in TZS indicating the cost required for the undertaking of the work required).
Submit your application addressed to Thaddeus.firstname.lastname@example.org copying Rashid.email@example.com by 17:00 EAT on April 13th, 2023.