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RFP: Capacity Building Grant to Empower Farmers and Processors in Post-Harvest Handling, Management Skills, Business

Development, and Market Access For Cereal Commodities

RFA Number: USAID TC-RFA-002

Date of Solicitation: June 27, 2024


Questions Due Date: July 11, 2024, at 05:00 PM EAT.

Closing Date and Time: July 27, 2024, at 05:00 PM EAT.


USAID Tuhifadhi Chakula (Let’s Save Food) Project is a five-year, US$24M project that has been co- created to improve food handling, storage, and value addition, facilitate market access, inform, and promote policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste and strengthen local organizations capacity to lead in post-harvest management. Overall, the project will contribute to reducing post-harvest losses from 30-40% for horticulture to 15% and from 13% to 7% for cereals by the end of the Project. The project objectives will be achieved through four interlinked Intermediate Results which are.

IR1: Improve food handling, storage, and value addition at producer and commercial levels.

IR2: Facilitate market access to ensure agricultural goods reach consumers.

IR3: Inform and promote policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste.

IR4: Strengthen local organizations’capacity to lead on post-harvest management.


The objectives of this grant opportunity include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhance post-harvest handling techniques for farmers and processors in the cereal commodities sector focusing on maize, rice, and common beans.
  • Improve management skills and business development strategies for participants.
  • Supporting farmers and processors in developing business strategies, including value addition and product diversification, to enhance their competitiveness in the market.
  1. Specification/Requirement

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  1. Submission Instructions

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Interested local organizations are invited to download the Request for Application by accessing the following link: This will provide comprehensive details on the submission instructions for the Request for Application process.

  1. Clarification on the Advert
  • All correspondence related to the RFA shall be made in English.
  • Should there be any uncertainty, the Applicant shall seek clarification in writing through e- mail to:
  • Any clarification sought by the applicant in respect to the RFA shall be titled CLARIFICATION -(Insert RFA Title).
  • TAHA will only respond to requests for clarification received no later than Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 05:00 PM EAT.
  1. Important Notice

Please be informed that the invitation for partnership with TAHA and local organizations does not impose any legal obligations. TAHA does not make any commitments, either explicit or implicit, to provide compensation for expenses incurred by applicants.