|Overview : |
This is Terms of Reference (ToR) for consultancy services to carry out value chain mapping and analysis of non-agro and agro-based products in apiary, crop and livestock, and aquaculture is for the UNDP-GEF full-sized project titled Implementing urgent adaptation priorities through strengthened decentralised and national development plans-ADAPT PLAN (PIMS#4958). The project is implemented by the Government of Malawi, through the Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining with support from Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to establish and then demonstrate the institutional framework required to mainstream adaptation into development planning at national and local levels, beginning with Ministries responsible for Agriculture, Water and Forestry and 3 pilot districts (Nkhatabay, Ntcheu and Zomba).
Recent studies have shown that various value chains have potential to increase the economic base and livelihood status of the poor communities. However, this potential is not fully harnessed by different stakeholders because of inadequate analysis of the value chains in respective communities/localities particularly in the three districts of Nkhatabay, Ntcheu and Zomba where the Adapt Plan project is being implemented. This is evidenced by the fact that most value chains development initiatives are carried out at subsistence level as a result, they do not fully help in improving livelihood of the poor. The value chain mapping and analysis will therefore provide a basis for informing action to scale up community engagement in various value chains development. It is within this context that suitable applicants are invited to apply for this assignment to conduct a value chain mapping and analysis of non-agro and agro- based products in apiary, crop, livestock, and aquaculture.