Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.
Consultant for Study on Fertilizers and Plant Protection Access in Maize, Myanmar
ACDI/VOCA is seeking an Consultant for Study on Fertilizers and Plant Protection Access in Maize for the USAID-funded Agriculture and Food Systems Development Activity (AFDA) in Myanmar. The AFDA facilitates the transformation of agriculture and food systems by increasing productivity, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of the agricultural market system in the zone of influence (ZOI) such as Kachin State, Shan State, Mandalay Region, Sagaing Region and Magway Region.
AFDA will address critical constraints affecting the availability of quality and affordable fertilizers and plant protection products for maize production. AFDA will also perform a comparative analysis of successful business and supply chain models of Myanmar’s competitor countries, as well as pilot innovative technologies and business models in order to increase the availability of high-quality fertilizers and plant protection products for the maize sector.
The consultant will analyze the domestic supply chains for maize specific fertilizer and plant protection products in order to identify the main constraints limiting their availability on the market. The STTA will also investigate Myanmar’s main competitor countries in order to identify successful business and supply chain models in the region. The STTA will recommend business models and innovative approaches to improve the agrochemical products supply chain, distribution and financing schemes.
The anticipated timeframe for this assignment is September 2020 through November 2020 with up to 20 days of effort. The primary location is Yangon, Myanmar.