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REQUEST FOR APPLICATION (RFA): SUBRECIPIENT PARTNER

Job Title: REQUEST FOR APPLICATION (RFA): SUBRECIPIENT PARTNER

Location: NG (Primary)

Category: Procurement

Job Description

RFA Number: RFA 01-02/2021
Issuance Date: February 4, 2021
Deadline for Questions: February 15,2021
Deadline for Applications: February 26, 2021
Description: CNFA is seeking a Nigerian Subrecipient partner to lead implementation of the PRO-Cashew strategy to develop seedling production systems in nurseries, improve farmer access to quality seedlings, and develop rural seedling retail businesses in Nigeria. The Subrecipients will work closely with private sector agribusinesses and the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN).
For: West Africa PRO-Cashew project
Funded By: USDAFCC-641-2019-006-00
Implemented By: CNFA
Point of Contact Email : procurements@cnfa-procashew.org

Section 1: Introduction

1.1 Introduction: PRO-Cashew is a five-year USDA program implemented by CNFA in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Ghana. Awarded in December 2019, the goal of the PRO-Cashew project is to boost the competitiveness of West African cashew producers by improving efficiency and quality in production and trade, and by working to develop more coherent regional trade and investment policies for the cashew sector. In doing so, the project strengthens producer capacities and develops incentives to renovate and rehabilitate cashew farms, improve production and quality, and create a more competitive West African raw cashew nut (RCN) for the international market.

The purpose of this RFA is to identify a qualified subrecipient partner to lead implementation of the PRO-Cashew strategy to improve access to inputs for cashew producers, to develop new seedling production systems in nurseries, and to develop rural seedling retail businesses in the cashew-producing states of Nigeria.

The subrecipient will work in collaboration with the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) to provide cashew input services to Nigerian nurseries. The subrecipient will work with CRIG because Nigeria does not currently have a research center focused on grafting and developing cashew scion banks. These scion banks are essential to ensuring the supply of planting material in Nigeria, which will later allow the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) to research the best clones and varieties to promote across the country.

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