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FEISTY FALL SALAD AND HERB SPECIALTY BOX

I just wanted to let you know about our Feisty Fall Salad and Herb specialty Box 12K. Make an order on our form by 8pm the day before delivery (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or for pick-up on Friday 10AM at KOKO. Order Form: https://forms.gle/BH7S8ff3RrGnFpWQ9

Includes: Endives, Tourbilon, Peppermint, Dill, Mustard greens, Eggplants, Anise (liquorice herb), Parsley, Red Amaranthe, Lollo rosso, Lemon basil, African white eggplants, Watercress

INVITATION FOR A BIDDERS CONFERENCE ON 4TH SEPTEMBER FROM 12 NOON EAT

Invitation for a Bidders Conference on 4th September from 12 noon EAT
Description
The bidders conference is organized by Biovision Africa Trust for the EOA Request for Applications that we launched on 20th July, 2020. It will be an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions that need clarifications

We have also tried to address most of the Frequently asked Questions on the Grants Management Website https://gms.eoai-africa.org/#/marketing

Join the meeting through the following zoom link
EOA INITIATIVE is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Invitation for a Bidders Conference on 4th August from 12 noon East Africa Time (EAT)
Time: Sep 4, 2020 12:00 PM East Africa Time (EAT)
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Invitation à une conférence des soumissionnaires le 4 Septembre t à partir de 12h00 EAT

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La conférence des soumissionnaires est organisée par Biovision Africa Trust pour l’Appel à candidatures EOA que nous avons lancé le 20 juillet 2020. Ce sera l’occasion pour les candidats intéressés de poser des questions nécessitant des éclaircissements

Nous avons également essayé de répondre à la plupart des questions fréquemment posées sur le site Web de gestion des subventions https://gms.eoai-africa.org/#/marketing
Rejoignez la réunion via le lien de zoom suivant EOA INITIATIVE vous invite à une réunion Zoom planifiée.

Sujet: Invitation à une conférence des soumissionnaires le 4 août à midi, heure de l’Afrique de l’Est (EAT)
Heure: 4 sept.2020 12:00 PM Heure de l’Afrique de l’Est (EAT)
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VALIDATINON OF THE KCOA BASELINE STUDY REPORT

The regional Knowledge Center for Organic Agriculture (KCOA) in Eastern Africa is a 48 months’ project with a first implementation period of 24 months coordinated by BvAT and with co-hosting arrangement with PELUM Uganda. Partners in four East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania are involved in the implementation. The country implementing partners in these countries are PELUM Kenya, PELUM Uganda, Rwanda Organic Agriculture Movement (ROAM) and Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM). The project has international partners including IFOAM Organics International, FiBL, ICIPE and Access Agriculture.

The overall purpose of this Base line study was to understand the current ecological organic agriculture knowledge, information, training needs and market systems against which to monitor and assess the project’s progress and effectiveness during implementation and post project completion to inform the 3 specific objectives of the project.

One workshop at country level was organized and attended by different stakeholders to validate the KCOA baseline study report.

 

PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT MISSION (PSEM) FOR THE ORGANIC SECTOR IN RWANDA

Out of an initiative of the Global Business Network (GBN) a mission on the organic sector in Rwanda took place between the 01.-06.03.2020 in Rwanda. The mission, which was supposed to only involve the EZ-Scout from the Federation of Organic producers, processors and traders of Germany (BÖLW), was further expanded to other participants, since there was a wish for harmonization and different interests to accompany the Private Sector engagement mission. The delegation consisted of representatives of a private company (Ökotopia GmbH), the Forschungsinstitut für ökologischen Landbau (FiBL) which is implementing a project financed by the SI Jobs and coordinated by BÖLW, and the alliance of product quality of GIZ in cooperation with PTB.

The objective of the mission was i) to prepare a short overview paper for members of BÖLW, and other German companies, that are interested in the Rwandan organic market, ii) to identify training needs of producer cooperatives for FiBL and iii) to identify which support can be given to the organic sector of Rwanda trough GIZ and the GBN program. Furthermore the private company wanted to identify potential sourcing partners.

The field trip of the mission was organized and accompanied by the Rwandan Organic Agriculture Movement (ROAM), which has the best overview on all organic initiatives in country and which permitted the delegation to get a very good first overview over the organic sector.

ROAM DELEGATION ATTENDS BIOFACH 2020 EXIBITION.

From 12th-15th Feb 2020, Delegates from Rwanda Organic Agriculture Movement (ROAM) attended BIOFACH 2020 with the aim of learning from the organic global market and networking with other stakeholders in the organic sector worldwide.

In February every year, the international organic sector gathers in Nuremberg at BIOFACH, the world’s leading fair for organic food products. The comprehensive range of certified organic products on display shows their diversity – from fresh products like dairy and cheese, fruit, vegetables, dry products like grains and pulses, nuts and confectionery to beverages. The international patron of BIOFACH is IFOAM – Organics International, the national honorary sponsor the German Federation of Organic Food Producers (BÖLW). An integral part of this world-leading fair is the BIOFACH Congress, a knowledge-sharing platform that is unique worldwide. A total of 3,792 exhibitors from 110 countries showcased their products for trade visitors in a display area of 57,609 m2 (net area, excluding special shows). More than 47,000 professional buyers from 136 countries attended this year. The Congress gathered almost 10,000 delegates and discussion participants in 149 individual sessions on topics of interest to the sector with the aim for knowledge transfer and networking.

 

 

(RFA) Mainstreaming Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Into Agricultural Systems in Africa for the Period 2019-2023 (PHASE II)

EOAI/SDC/BvAT/2020/07

PROJECT TITLE: MAINSTREAMING ECOLOGICAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (EOA) INTO AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS IN AFRICA FOR THE PERIOD 2019-2023 (PHASE II)

Dear Applicant,

Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) acting on behalf the African Union-led EOA Continental Steering Committee (CSC) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is pleased to release a Request for Applications (RFA) to recruit suitable consortia of partners to implement activities of the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative (EOA-I) Phase 2 in their countries based on the scope of work contained herein. The project grants will be awarded and implemented in accordance with the EOA-I grants management policies and procedures.

The annexes accompanying this Request for Applications are:

1)   Annex A: Phase II Project Document (ProDoc) that can be accessed through these links (English) or (French).

2)   Annex B: Cover Letter (Sample Format) accessible through these links (English) or (French).

3)   Annex C: Technical Application template accessible through these links (English) or (French).

4)   Annex D: Detailed Budget template accessible through these links (English) or (French).

This RFA does not obligate BvAT to execute a sub-grant, nor does it commit it to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of the applications. Furthermore, BvAT reserves the right to reject any and all applications, if such action is considered to be in the best interest of the EOA Initiative. Applications are submitted at the applicant’s own risk.

Thank you for your interest in being a partner in the EOA Initiative in Africa.

The call can be accessed through this portal  https://gms.eoai-africa.org/#/marketing

The call can also be accessed through the EOA Website https://eoai-africa.org/

Kindly note the deadline for receiving applications is 18th September 2020 EAT.

This is to recall that, the grants to be awarded for the EOA-I project will be implemented for a period of slightly over 2 years from January 2021-April 2023.

Sincerely,

David Amudavi (Ph.D.)

Project Coordinator, Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative

BivAT Executive Director

Nairobi, Kenya

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