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Apply by 28th July 22

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is a program of the International Food Policy Research Institute, a research center of the CGIAR. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. More than 340 biofortified varieties of 12 staple food crops are... available or in testing in 60 countries. Mainstreaming and scaling up biofortification depends in part on its inclusion in governmental policies and programs. India at the federal and state level has already included biofortification in some policies and programs.

Scope of Work

HarvestPlus is seeking a short-term consultant to support Bihar Odisha Nutrition Initiative (BONI) to establish linkages and network with public and private stakeholders, in order to build a sustainable production and consumption ecosystem for biofortified crops. The consultant will work to increase visibility of the program by utilizing communication platforms and related tools. The consultant should be familiar with the process of agriculture, the food system, nutrition, and public health. Also, the consultant should be well-versed with publication, media relations, and the geography of Bihar.

• Support HarvestPlus in popularizing biofortified crops and food to increase production and consumption in the state of Bihar
• Support HarvestPlus in engaging with different communication platforms
• Support HarvestPlus’ efforts to engage the private sector
• Support HarvestPlus in linkages with public and private institutions and networks

Specific Deliverables
• Develop at least 3-4 pieces of content on agriculture, nutrition, health benefits, women inclusion, and/or economic empowerment, for publication on different communication platforms
• Publish at least 12 pieces for media coverage in local language (Hindi) designed for newspaper and magazine
• Facilitate 2 radio/community radio programs
• Facilitate and organize at least 2 media workshops on biofortified crops
• Build relationships with public institutions such as the Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare, Department of School, Department of SC/ST, Department of Food and Consumer, etc.
• Compile and document schemes implemented by government of Bihar and national government in agriculture and nutrition which help in the inclusion of biofortified crops
• Leverage at least 2 government schemes/programs for the inclusion of biofortified crops
• Establish linkages with 4-5 private seed and food companies
• Facilitate HarvestPlus stakeholder meeting
Bihar India


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