Request For Expressions Of Interest: Mapping Staple Crop Market System Development Initiatives in East, Southern & West Africa

AGRA aims to ensure that smallholder farmers have what they need to succeed: good seeds and healthy soils; access to markets, information, financing, storage and transport; and policies that provide them with comprehensive support. Through developing Africa’s high-potential breadbasket areas, while also boosting farm productivity across more challenging environments, AGRA works to transform smallholder agriculture into a highly productive, efficient, sustainable and competitive system, while protecting the environment.

AGRA intends to work with well-intentioned and collaborative market-makers of varying type and size, support a wide range of private enterprises that either produce, handle, process or market products of interest, expanding their capacity through technical assistance and partnerships.

In undertaking market systems development work, AGRA recognizes the various efforts by other development partners. In light of this recognition, AGRA seeks to deepen understanding of the landscape as regards commodity market/value chain initiatives, both to support governments and these development partners to move towards a common vision, and to structure its interventions in a manner that enhances leverage and additionality.

A detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) can be found at

The expression of interest shall not exceed 15 pages.

Expressions of interest should be sent to  by 20th April 2018