RfP – Commercialization of biofortified crops: financing assessment

In May 2018, HarvestPlus and GAIN announced a partnership to accelerate progress in improving access to essential vitamins and minerals for vulnerable people, through the commercialization of biofortified crops. GAIN and HarvestPlus share an ambition to expand coverage of biofortified nutrient dense foods for consumers across Africa and Asia. The focus will be on biofortified varieties of six highly promising crops, developed by HarvestPlus and its partners.

In order to be able to develop impactful implementation and roll out strategies, GAIN and HarvestPlus are jointly issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to carry out an assessment of the financing landscape for seed, crop and food industries in the partnerships six target countries. The findings from these assessments will be used to determine the opportunity for interventions to be included in commercialization strategies for each country and crop combination.

The attached RFP outlines the scope of work and timeline for this important exercise. The deadline for submission of questions is 19th May 2019 and the overall deadline for submissions is 2nd June 2019. Please send any communications related to this RFP to Dan Haswell (dhaswell@gainhealth.org) and Steve Orr (s.orr@cgiar.org).

Download the full RFP