Request for Applications for Sales Period 4 Competitors and Producers for the AgResults Tanzania Challenge Project

January 1, 2023

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On behalf of the AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Project (the “Project”)the Project Manager (PM) Land O’Lakes Venture37 invites your organization to participate in up to two prize mechanisms (1) an input bundle-based prize competition (“Input Bundle Competition” or “Competition”) and/or (2) a fodder prize incentive (“Fodder Incentive” or “Incentive”) through which the Project aims to test Pay-for-Results mechanism approaches to scaling up innovative technologies, tools, and approaches to increase dairy productivity by using improved inputs. Participants of the Competition (each a “Competitor” and collectively “Competitors”) and the Incentive (each a “Producer” and collectively the “Producers”) can work in independently of each other or in conjunction with each other, since the Competition and Incentive are different prize mechanisms. The Project will take place in the coastal region of Tanzania,and specifically the regions of Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Tanga, and Morogoro (excluding Kilombero and Ulanga districts).

Land O’Lakes Venture37 is calling for applications from potential Competitors who are established entities from the private, parastatal, and non-profit sectors to participate in the project for Sales Period 4. Competitors already engaged in previous sales period are required to re-apply as well.

Land O’Lakes Venture37 is also calling for applications from primary fodder producers from the private, parastatal, and non-profit sectors to participate in a newly instated Fodder Incentive. The Fodder Incentive is solely for sales period 4 and aims to accelerate smallholder farmer’s uptake of the nutrition bundle by incentivizing supply-side production of dairy fodder. Entities interested participating in both the Incentive and the Competition are required to apply to each prize mechanism.

The below RFA outlines the Project background, objectives, and rules, and includes two application forms, one for the Competition and another for the Fodder Incentive. In submitting an application, your organization consents to the RFA terms, including the application procedures and instructions.

Please note the deadline for receipt of applications for the Competition, with all required signatures and certifications, is due no later than 1700 Hrs. EAT on February 28, 2023. For the Competition, please indicate “Competitor RFA-AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Project” in the subject line of the email or on the cover page. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the Fodder Incentive, with all required signatures and certifications, is due no later than 1700 Hrs. EAT on February 3, 2023. For the Fodder Incentive, please indicate “Producer RFA-AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Project” in the subject line of the email or on the cover page. 

Application documents must be submitted by email to AgResultsTanzania@gmail.com or by postal address to: Land O’ Lakes Venture37, P.O Box 10517 Dar es Salaam, or hand delivered to Veterinary Complex, 131 Nelson Mandela Road, Dar es Salaam.

The Project management team will review applications according to the criteria described herein. The applicants whose applications meet the selection criteria will be invited to participate in the competition.

We encourage you to submit an application and join us for a chance to win prizes and contribute to the development of a dairy sector in Tanzania. Should you have any questions or comments please direct them to NMrema@landolakes.com. We appreciate your timely response to this RFA and look forward to cooperating with you on this important project.

AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project – Sales Period 4 – Competitor and Producer Request for Applications

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