Strengthening Advocacy and Civic management (SACE) Project funded by USAID and PIND and implemented by Chemonics International is supporting Life and Peace Development Organization (LAPDO) in the implementation of the project Titled: Enhancing Inclusive Agricultural Governance through Small Holder Women Farmers participation in Agricultural Sector in Ondo State” to help facilitate the emergence of clear policy framework that is favourable to small scale women farmers in Ondo state.
This is in regard to LAPDO`s one-year project under the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement Project that this scope of work is developed to conduct a research on providing supportive environment for small holder women farmers.
Highlights of some of the agricultural challenges facing the sector and limiting smallholders women farmers‟ growth in the state are: gradual and consistent reduction in the budgetary allocation to agricultural sector in the last 7 years and non-capture of support for smallholders‟ women farmers as a line item in the ministry of agriculture budget; lack of state gender friendly policies on agriculture that prioritize support for women farmers or provide institutionalized engagement processes to capture women farmers opinions/inputs/needs either during budget process or on other agricultural dialogues; weak interaction/linkage between extension workers and farmers as this is vital to smallholder farmers‟ success as they rely on them for new technology transfers to gain market information, and acquire relevant advice that can help in planting, harvesting and value addition or the ability to „climb‟ up the value chain farmers in Ondo state.
LAPDO requires a qualified consultant to carry out a study of Agricultural policies in Ondo State and to analyse the state`s budget allocations and programs that provide support to smallholder women farmers in the state.
Scope of Work Consultancy Service on Policy Research on Supportive Environment for Women Farmers in Ondo State
Estimated Level of Effort:30 days
September 25th and October 30th 2017.
Ondo State, Nigeria
Purpose of Assignment
Specific tasks include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to amendment should initial research warrant:
Finalize tools and develop protocol
Implement tools and conduct research
Report Writing and Dissemination
Facilitate the dissemination of research findings to stakeholders.
Final report of consultancy
Qualifications and Experience
The consultant will report to LADPO Executive Director
VII. Location, Timing, and Level of Effort
Location: Ondo State
Timing: The proposed timing of this assignment is between September 25th and October 30th 2017
LoE: The estimated level of effort is up to 30 days. Level of effort is estimated as follows:
Number of days
Debrief to LAPDO team
Total Number of Day
The consultant is free to adjust level of effort as desired so long as the maximum of 30 days is not exceeded.
Interested consultant should send in their CV and proposal including research methodologies and work plan (not more than 5 pages) titled “Expression of Interest for Consultancy Service on Policy
Research on Supportive Environment for Women Farmers in Ondo State” to
firstname.lastname@example.org Application will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
(Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted).