The Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) program goal is to radically transform African agriculture from subsistence-
type to agriculture as entrepreneurship and business to support the Feed Africa pillar of the African Development Bank’s agricultural development strategy.
TAAT is increasing agricultural productivity in Africa through the deployment of proven and high performance agricultural technologies at scale along selected value chains, such as rice, maize, cassava, wheat, sorghum and millet, orange-
flesh sweet potato, high-iron beans, livestock, and aquaculture. TAAT operates as a network of interacting compacts, with nine devoted to specific commodity value chains and six serving as enablers that provide specialist services, such as soil fertility, water management, capacity building, youth, policy, and Fall Armyworm control.
IFDC’s role is to lead the TAAT Soil Fertility Enabler, is to scaling up agriculture input-based technologies for accelerated productivity growth, resilience, and improved livelihoods in contributing to the overall TAAT purpose, impact and outcomes throughout three objectives which are to (i) facilitate a responsive private sector-
led input delivery system to support the scaling up of agricultural input-based technologies, (ii) facilitate access to finance and markets to catalyze a large-
scale adoption of input-based technologies, and, (iii) upscale proven input-based technologies (i.e Fertilizers Deep Placement, Micro-
Dosing, and Soil Mapping and Recommendations Transfer) approaches for developing balanced fertilizers for crops in the 7 crops commodities compacts.
Like all the 15 TAAT compacts & Enablers, the Soil Fertility Enabler is built around four major components which are : (i) creation of an enabling environment for deployment and adoption of food production technology by famers (ii) setting up a Regional Technology Delivery Infrastructure, (iii) deployment of appropriate food production technologies and (iv) program management.
Under sub-component 2.2 of the IFDC implementation work plan Strengthen agro-input dealers’ capacity and networks to support commodity compacts / value chains , IFDC is to work with STTA (short term technical assistants) / consultants to train agro-
dealers and equip them to support the compacts. IFDC intends to recruit a lead consultant to coordinate agro-dealer activities in the TAAT Soil Fertility Enabler compact under the supervision of the Compact Coordinator.
The lead consultant will be assisted by 2 to 3 local consultants to cover activities in about 20 compact countries.
The consultant will be expected to produce the following deliverables :
input dealer associations)
Timing, Duration and Place of Work :
The consultancy duration is 90 days strating from May 20, 2019. The work will be done primarily in Accra and Ouagadougou with travel to other compact countries as needed.
org not later than the 20th May 2019 at 12 : 00 GMT.
For more information, please consult the attached terms of reference of the mission.