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The Building Sweeter Livelihoods project linked to the MIONJO program in Southern Madagascar, which is financed by the World Bank, is a 26 months effort started by 15th May 2023. The objective of the project is to improve the opportunities of subsistence and resilience of communicator organizations through the development of sustainable seed systems and value chains of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). Business Enterprise Development & Management is key to the development of economically viable OFSP value chains in the 10 districts project’s intervention zone (Ampanihy Ouest, Betioky Atsimo and Toliara II in Atsimo Andrefana Region; Ambovombe, Beloha, Tshihombe, Bekily in Androy Region; and Amboasary-Atsimo, Betroka, and Taoloagnaro in Anosy Region). An international consultant will be recruited to conduct market assessments and feasibility studies to determine the best approaches for developing sustainable OFSP value chains; followed by the support to CIP staff who will work with... community-based organizations and government institutions for their further capacity building. The Business Enterprise Development consultant will also be involved in supporting business skills development of one medium-scale OFSP puree processing enterprise in Toliara. The international consultant will operate in the CIP offices in Toliara and Ambovombe, with extensive travel throughout Southern Madagascar by road. The international consultancy will last for three (03) months (65 working days): one month (25 days) in the field and two months (40 days) working remotely.

I. Objective

Major Responsibilities Are As Follows
• Design and conduct feasibility study including market assessment and cost-benefit analysis for OFSP puree and its derived processed products.
• Develop the business plan for one medium-scale and forty-eight OFSP puree processing business enterprise in the south.
• Design a template that can be used by CIP and its partners to support the development of business plans of small-scale OFSP processing enterprises in Southern Madagascar.
• Design and train CIP’s staff related to the business management of OFSP processing enterprises.
• Collaborate with CIP’s Food Technology Associate Scientist in the conceptualization and design of consumers preferences surveys of OFSP processed products.

II. Deliverables
• One Feasibility study of OFSP puree and its derived processed products conducted.
• One consumer’s preferences survey OFSP processed products conducted.
• One business plan for medium-scale and forty-eight for each small-scale OFSP puree processing business enterprise developed, at least 6 CIP’s staff are trained related to business development
Toliara Madagascar


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