REOI – Development & Operationalize of Strategies for Continental Private Sector Engagement for AR4D

Consulting Services: Consultancy to Develop Strategies for Private Sector Engagement in Africa’s Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D)
Name of Project: CAADP-XP4
Activity Ref No: CAADP-XP4 Output 2/ Activity 2.1.4 / 2021
Procurement Ref: FARA/CAADP-XP4/CS/IC/2021/02
Date: Wednesday, June 09, 2021


The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) together with the Sub-Regional Agricultural Research Organizations (SROs) offer a strategic platform that fosters continental and global networking to strengthen the innovation capacities of Africa’s agricultural research system. FARA also has a mandate from the AUC to serve as its technical arm in the advancement of the Science Agenda in Africa’s Agriculture.

To achieve transformation in the agricultural sector, FARA has identified an increasing need for deeper collaboration among Agricultural Research for Development practitioners and private sector partners in Africa. FARA has therefore embarked on an inclusive process together with the Sub Regional Organizations (ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF) and AFAAS, to develop a new vision of collaboration and operationalization with private sector partners. This is being done through the European Union (EU) FUNDS under the Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA) initiative. The initiative aims to implement a 4-year project in Africa called CAADP Ex-Pillar 4 (CAADP-XP4). The overall objective of the CAADP-XP4 is to increase the contribution of Africa’s regional and country-level agriculture and food innovation systems towards the achievement of climate-relevant and sustainable transformation of the continent’s agriculture and food systems. The objective of this activity, therefore, is to develop and operationalize a continental private sector engagement strategy for Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D).

The overall aim of this assignment is to facilitate the development and operationalization of a private sector engagement strategy in Africa’s Agricultural Research for Development.

This request for expression of interest aims at engaging a consultant to carry out the following functions:

    1. map out, select, and validate key stakeholders to be consulted in the development of a private sector engagement strategy
    2. carry out an intensive consultative process with the identified key stakeholders to gather information, recommendations, and feedback on the development and operationalization of a private sector engagement strategy.
    3. develop and validate a five-year continental private sector engagement strategy and clear guidelines on its operationalization.

The detailed terms of reference is in the link below:


The Executive Director of FARA invites interested consultants to express interest in carrying out this assignment.

Consultants interested in this call must provide an Expression of Interest no longer than 10 pages, outlining proposed methodologies, references related to the execution of similar contracts, experience in similar areas, or evidence of knowledge and a proposed timeline. Brochures, CVs, and other supplementary materials submitted shall not be accounted for as part of the 10-page limit.

The anticipated period of performance for this consultancy is 30 man-days spread over five months. The work shall be carried out from the first week in July 2021, to November 30, 2021.

The individual consultant shall be selected based on procedures defined in the Procurement Guidelines of FARA.

Interested consultants may obtain further information from FARA’s Agribusiness Expert, Karen Munoko [], and copy the Procurement Expert, Mr. Callistus Achaab [], during the following hours: 9h00 to 15h00 GMT.


Please download the Terms of Reference below for further information on this opportunity.

ToR_Strategies for Private Sector Engagement

Expressions of Interest should be submitted electronically to [] and addressed to Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director of FARA, No 9 Flower Avenue, New Achimota, Mile 7, Accra, Ghana, no later than Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, at 14h00 GMT. Tel: +233 302 772823/744888


FARA Affirmative Action Statement on Recruitment: there is no discrimination based on gender race, religion, ethnic orientation, disability, or health status.

 Executive Director of FARA


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