The Environment and Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF) invites Interested consultancy firms

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Overview

  • Category : Baseline Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 08/07/2021
  • E-mail : twgole@gmail.com
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 08/18/2021

Description

Invitation for Consultancy Service

Conduct market and livelihood assessment for value chain

1      Background

The Environment and Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF), Care Ethiopia (Lead organization), Oromia Development Association (ODA), and Kulchi Youth Reproductive Health and Development Organization (KYRHDO) partnering on implementation of a joint project titled ‘Future: My Forest My Livelihood My Family’ in three woredas of the Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve in Ilu Abbabor and Buno-Bedele Zones of Oromia. ECFF is a national non-profit organization (NGO) founded in 2005. ECFF’s mission is to reduce environmental degradation and help society and government to build a future where people live in harmony with nature, conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable and equitable use of renewable natural resources. ECFF focuses on issues such as coffee, climate change, forests and UNESCO biosphere reserves. ECFF has been working in the Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve area for more than 15 years and has led the nomination process of the site as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and implementing of many research and development projects.

The Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve in south-western Ethiopia is located in the Ilu Abbabor and Bunno Bedele Zones of Oromia national regional state. It is one of the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot Conservation areas that are home to wild populations of Arabica coffee (Coffeaarabica L.). The eco-region was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010. The project “Future: My Forest My Livelihood My Family’ ’will be implemented in three woredas of the biosphere reserve located in Yayo and Doreni Woredas of Ilu Ababor and Chora Woreda of Buno-Bedel Zones.

The goal of the project is to strengthen families, forests management and livelihoods in Yayo coffee forest biosphere for sustainable futures through the provision of tools and platforms for long-term development.

The main objective of this assignment is to conduct potential market and livelihood assessment for value chain in the project areas. Assess community members (mainly focused on Women and Youth) access to agricultural, financial, and natural resources including forest resources.  Identify and design market and livelihood options for value chain including access to the potential produces and income/livelihood sources for growth and profitability that help to bridge down gaps of local community members, mainly Women and Youth, suggest strategies that are most suitable to improve achievement of project results, provide training of trainers, and advise on the value chain development strategies with practical action points.

For this assignment, a team of at least three main specialists are required: comprising agricultural economist, sustainable rural livelihood development and marketing management specialists with having a related knowledge on coffee agronomy, apiculture, spices, or related fields all with Master’s degree and above in agricultural economics, marketing management, sustainable rural livelihood development including natural resource management, apiculture, value chain analysis, and over 10 years direct experience in research, development and consultancy works.

Interested consultancy firms or teams of experts can collect the Terms of Reference and submit their technical and financial proposals within 10 days from the date of publication of this notice on newspaper. Proposals should be submitted to ECFF via email, to twgole@gmail.com or deliver in person at ECFF HQ located around Mexico Square, on Progress Building (Temama Foq), 8th Floor.

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