The Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project supports implementing the government’s Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS), 2018-2023 and the National Export Strategy, 2015-2019 by boosting competitiveness in value chains for rice, beans, pulses, and oilseeds in the Magway, Mandalay, and Sagaing regions in the Central Dry Zone (CDZ). The project will increase climate resilience for critical rural infrastructure, promote quality and safety testing capacity, strengthen technical and institutional capacity for climate smart agriculture (CSA), and create an enabling policy environment for climate-friendly agribusinesses. The project will reduce food insecurity and rural poverty, increase smallholders’ incomes and access to markets, and improve resource efficiency and environmental sustainability for agribusinesses.
The project aims to create an enabling environment that reduces the incidence of poverty, malnutrition, and food insecurity among the rural poor. The project is aligned with the following impact: agricultural competitiveness improved. The project will have the following outcome: productive and resource-efficient agribusiness value chains in project areas developed.
Scope of Work.
The specialist will support, DOP, in close collaboration with DOA, to facilitate the linkage of existing market price and credit information networks between local markets and traders, with the target beneficiaries.
The specialist will assist DOP to:
• Identify existing information systems that can be built on and expanded. E.g. Greenway and Shwe Thee Nha, and DOA’s call center which may also be used to provide such information to farmers and agribusinesses.
• Help to expand such systems so that 100% of the project beneficiaries are using the market information network to help negotiate markets and market prices for their crops and products.
- Relevant degree, e.g., master’s in information systems management, land management or geography;
- At least 7 years’ experience, for international, in market information systems, including mobile based systems. For national at least 5 years’ experience in market information systems.