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RFP-Indonesia Spice Trade Alliance (ISTA) Mid-Term Evaluation Study

RFP-Indonesia Spice Trade Alliance (ISTA) Mid-Term Evaluation Study

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is soliciting proposals from qualified individuals/organizations interested in implementing the Mid-Term Evaluation Study of Indonesia Spice Trade Alliance Project (ISTA) project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by National Cooperative Business Association’s (NCBA) Cooperative League of the USA (CLUSA) . This request calls for a technical firm with demonstrated abilities to design and implement evaluation and research studies and collect data from multiple stakeholders along the cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper value chains. The short-term technical consultant/evaluator team must have experience in conducting on-site project evaluations in Indonesia or developing countries.

Indonesia Spice Trade Alliance Project (ISTA), funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a seven year program with the following objectives: 1) to increase productivity and efficiency in three Indonesian spice value chains (black pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla) through strengthening the capacities of farmers, cooperatives, and other private entities; and 2) to improve and expand the trade of black pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla products through improving crop quality to meet international standards; strengthening cooperatives; strengthening public-private partnerships; connecting farmers and cooperatives with Indonesian and U.S. international spice traders; improving environmental resiliency, Rainforest Alliance (RA) and others for crop certification, and crop diversity; and linking recent university graduates to careers in extension services.

ISTA is active in four provinces across the Indonesian archipelago:

Papua Province – 14 Districts in Jayapura Regency; 5 Districts in Jayapura City; 4 Districts in Keerom Regency; 5 Districts in Sarmi Regency

South Sulawesi Province – 6 Districts in Bulukumba Regency; 2 Districts in Sinjai Regency; 2 Districts in Bantaeng Regency; 8 Districts in Tana Toraja Regency; 1 District in Enrekang Regency; 1 district in Luwu Regency; 1 district in Luwu Utara Regency

Jambi Province – Kerinci Regency

Lampung Province – Lampung Timur Regency; Tanggamus Regency

The main project office is located in Klaten, Central Java.


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