Papua New Guinea_Technical assistance (TA) provider for financial institutions

Market for Village Farmers (MVF) Project, is funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). It is executed by the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) and is implemented by Fresh Produce Development Agency (FPDA). It aims to improve the livelihoods of village farming households in target provinces by facilitating the transition from semi-subsistence agriculture to market-oriented production and farming as a business. The project’s target provinces are Western Highlands, Jiwaka, Simbu, Eastern Highlands, Morobe and East New Britain.

The MVF Project includes 3 interlinked components:

Component 1: Inclusive Business Partnerships Supports all the activities required to build and implement business partnerships bringing together village farming households and buyers in the fresh produce sub-sector;

Component 2: Supportive Value Chain Investment – Complement partnership investment with interventions aimed at impacting the whole value chain

Component 3: Collective Governance and Project Management – All activities that aim to promote favorable  policy and institutional environment to support the development of fresh produce and galip nut value chains.

Objective and/or purpose of assignment

Identification of financial service providers operating in the project areas to provide affordable and diversified financial services for the targeted households.  The nine financial institutions will be selected based on due diligence exercise.  Selected financial institutions need to design 3 year tailor-made capacity development programme (business Plan) based on their interest and needs. The program for the banks need to cover capacity development, expanding outreach and design and implement client driven innovative products and servicers.