MEDA
NIGERIA WAY PROJECT
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR GROUNDNUT AGGREGATION AND OFF-TAKING TO SNACK FACTORY IN ABUJA: GROUNDNUT AGGREGATION AND OFF TAKING OF SAM NUT 23

LOCATION OF ASSIGNMENT: BAUCHI- ABUJA
PROPOSED LEVEL OF EFFORT: AGGREGATION OF GROUNDNUT

The Nigeria WAY Project aims to increase the contribution by 16,000 women and youth to Nigeria’s economic growth. This will be accomplished by improving entrepreneurial and business acumen of women and youth in three agricultural value chains-Rice, Groundnut and Soybeans, and by reducing barriers to entry (market and societal/cultural) for their enterprise development. The 5-year project (2017-2022) is funded by Global Affairs Canada.

PROBLEM STATEMENT
The Nigeria WAY Project is currently working with Entrepreneurs (ENs) and Small-Scale Businesses (SSB) including cooperatives involved in agriculture value chains and agribusiness-related activities in Rice, Soybean and Groundnuts.

Nigeria WAY’s aim is to support the inclusion of women into market systems by facilitating or supporting market linkages to women ENs in and around Bauchi state.

It is in the light of this that MEDA is supporting the aggregation and off-taking of groundnuts from Women producer groups in Bauchi state.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The main objective of this assignment is to create a groundnut market outlet for women groundnut producers in Bauchi State.

MEDA will support the aggregation and off-taking of Groundnut from women in Bauchi state to a snack production factory in Abuja.

ENs who have initially been trained in the modern way of the production of groundnuts using good agronomics practices including use of “Aflasafe”, proper grading, drying and storage to support an excellent quality of supply chain for the factory.
Tasks

THE AGGREGATOR WILL COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TASKS:
(1) Buy Samnut 23 type groundnut from women groups in Bauchi state;
(2) Liaise with Women Sales Agents (WoSAs) to aggregate the groundnuts from women producers;
(3) Aggregate and off-take Grade A and Grade B of Samnut 23 variety of groundnuts to a snack factory in Abuja in semi-monthly shipments of 18 metric tons.
(4) The groundnuts variety must be as specified and recommended by the snack factory.
(5) Train women in appropriate cleaning, grading, drying and storage of groundnuts where appropriate.
Deliverables
(1) Evidence of groundnut off-taking from women groups in Bauchi state;
(2) The list of MEDA recognised WoSAs involved in the aggregation of the groundnut;
(3) Acknowledging the receipt of groundnuts by the snack factory in Abuja;
(4) Final report on activities to MEDA.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION
Please visit www.meda.org/nigeria-way/ for specific tasks, deliverables, Contract time frame, Qualification and Application instructions.

All submissions must be sent to: nigeriaway@meda.org by 5:00 PM on 18 October, 2019

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