Team: Programs | Commitment: Consultant | Location: Cote d'Ivoire

STTA: Baseline Study

I. Background

 

This SOW outlines the expectations and requirements for a contractor to provide services for the implementation of a baseline study for the USDA Food for Progress MOCA project, implemented by CNFA.  

 

a. Overview

 

The MOCA project is a three-year project funded by the USDA Food for Progress program and implemented by CNFA with subcontractor Socodevi. The project started in October 2017 and is scheduled to end in September 2020.  The project is implemented in Cote d’Ivoire. The project locations will be 3 micro-production zones in the Cote D’Ivoire’s cacao belt (Abengourou, Daloa and Soubre).  

 

MOCA seeks the services of a contractor to provide technical expertise for the design of the baseline study methodology, development of study tools, quality control during field work, and analysis and reporting. MOCA will take responsibility for data collection including logistics and data capture in digital form. The detailed set of tasks for this SOW is provided in Section III: Contractor SOW.

 

b. Activity Background

 

The MOCA project has the following objectives:

 

Strategic Objective 1: To increase productivity and efficiency of actors in the cocoa value chain through strengthening the capacities of cooperatives/producer groups, research institutions, input suppliers and processors of cocoa.

 

Strategic Objective 2:  Improve and expand the trade of cocoa and cocoa products through improving the overall quality of the crop, the processing and post-harvest handling techniques, and strengthening market linkages and organization of groups to supply product to fulfill market demands.

 

Project activities are focused around improvements to cocoa production (Strategic Objective 1) and marketing of fermented and dried cocoa as well as production and marketing of transformed, value-added cocoa products (Strategic Objective 2). Direct beneficiaries include cocoa producers, cocoa cooperatives, processors that transform cocoa into value add products, and CNRA, which produces approved cocoa planting materials.  The target number of farmers directly benefiting over the life of project is5,709.  The target number cooperatives and small enterprises (cocoa grinding and processing, value addition, and pooled transportation) directly assisted over the life of project is 26.  

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