SNV, Netherlands Development Organization is looking for a potential private poultry firm

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Overview

  • Category : Flora & Horticulture
  • Posted Date : 09/21/2022
  • E-mail : gberi@snv.org
  • Phone Number : 0116166232
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 10/01/2022

Description

Request for Applications (RFA) for Investment Partnership for Egg hub Establishment Grant

Market-Based Innovation for Nutrition in Ethiopia (MINE) Project – RFA No.01/22

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their development.

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is a Dutch-based, not-for-profit foreign charity operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in the eight regional states of Ethiopia which include– Addis Ababa, Afar, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul, SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara, and Tigray regional states, providing technical assistance and program implementation in the major three sectors including Agriculture, WASH, and Energy. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopian Need people through best practices in the value chain, market, youth, and gender. Through its work in the three sectors, SNV in Ethiopia supports the development of several value chains and commodities to improve Livelihoods. This takes a value chain and market development approach, with a special focus on improving access to sustainable markets for smallholder farmers, youths, urban development and by developing business-to-business relations and improving business development services.

For more information on SNV’s operations, visit our website: www.snv.org

Context and Purpose of the application:

SNV is partnering with Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Sight and Life Foundation (SAL) to implement the Market-based Innovation for Nutrition in Ethiopia (MINE) project. The overall objective of this project is to contribute to reducing stunting in children under two years of age in the target areas by increasing egg consumption by children and pregnant and lactating women to at least one egg every other day. The project also aims to improve the children’s dietary diversity and malnutrition by significantly and sustainably increasing the supply and consumption of eggs.

In the first three years, SNV will pilot the project in the Oromia region, East Shewa zone (Lume and Ada’a woreda), and then scale up to other regions in the subsequent years based on the lessons learned from the pilot project. The project uses an innovative model called egg hub. An ‘egg hub’ is a centralized unit providing high-quality affordable inputs (DOC, feed, vaccination, Drinker, and waterer, etc) extension services, training, and market access to affiliated farmers involved in layer farming.  The model strengthens the capacity of smallholder traditional farmers to transition to semi and commercial poultry farming, hence significantly increasing egg supply and making eggs affordable to rural communities. The ‘egg hub’ model provides incentives to farmers to address their barriers to adopting semi-commercial farming (in a form of in-kind start-up capital and capacity building to manage medium-sized poultry farms).

Under this announcement of the MINE project, SNV is looking for a potential private poultry firm that leads the central unit in the egg hub and plays a role in an innovation and investment partnership for the Egg hub establishment.

Who Can Apply?

Application for innovation and investment partnership for egg hub establishment grant funds is open to all legally registered private commercial poultry firms and companies which has proven institutional capacity to lead the egg hub operation at the central point and manage to provide quality inputs and technical support to the affiliated farmers owns and runs a feed mill and brooding unit. The private company should be located within a 50 km radius of Bishoftu.

More detailed information about the eligibility can be collected from the SNV Ethiopia office at the address given below.

Award Size

MINE will award grants for developing hub infrastructure and revolving funds to be used for the provision of in-kind credit-based inputs to the poultry farmers groups. The Hub infrastructure development fund is to be used for the initial layer birds, expansion of the brooding unit, egg storage facilities, feed mill and feed delivery system, and farmers’ training to ensure the sustainability of quality input supply to affiliated farms. The grant award should not be exceeding $ 200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand) USD. The revolving fund is to improve access of 37 poultry farms (up to 185 farmers) to in-kind (input – cage, pullet, feed, watering and feeding, vaccine, and others) credit in the project woredas. The in-kind credit-based input fund will be channelled through the hub operator and the grant should be no more than $ 270,000.00 (Two Hundred Seventy Thousand) USD.

Any applicant seeking a grant is expected to contribute an amount not less than 30% of the proposed. This leverage can be in the form of cash or an in-kind contribution.

Criteria to Apply

  • Being an eligible business under the Ethiopian laws and regulations and attaching renewed Business license.
  • Being in good standing with any Ethiopian taxation or legal authority; and which can submit Value Added Tax (VAT) registration and Tax Identification Number (TIN) certificate,
  • Have a satisfactory record of performance and business ethics based on information available to SNV.

How to Apply

Under this RFA, there are two stages to apply. Applicants are required to submit a completed Grant Application Form by the date specified below, along with proof of registration. Those applicants whose forms are rejected will be notified and provided an explanation for the rejection. The applicants whose forms are accepted will move on to Stage 2.

Selection

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated as they are received. The selection process will be undertaken by an evaluation committee composed of the technical staff of the MINE project.

Application Timetable

The RFA is open from the date of issuance up to the deadline of October 1st, 2022.

SUBMISSION

  • To be considered, interested applicants are invited to collect the full RFA and relevant information from the SNV Addis Ababa office address mentioned below as of 21st of September 2022 to 30th of September, 2022 at 8:00 am to 5:00pm.
  • Filled application form should be submitted to the SNV by 1st of October 2022 at 5:00 pm EAT through email addresses indicated below and applications sent after this date will not be considered.
  • Please complete and send the application form together with the business licence.
  • SNV reserves the right to reject the RFA fully or partially and see the details in the RFA document.

Application Costs

Applicants are responsible to bear all costs related to the preparation and submission of the grant proposal in response to this announcement. This means that SNV or the project entitle MINE will not cover any costs with respect to the preparation and submission of the grant application.

Contact Address

Gobena Beri, Finance and Grant Officer, email gberi@snv.org,

Rahel Nebiyu, email rnebiyu@snv.org,

SNV Ethiopia Addis Ababa Office, Tell – + 251 (0) 11 616 6232