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ACDI/VOCA Team Experience

Why choose the ACDI/VOCA Support for Food Security Activities (SFSA) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) team?

Management Experience

Our team has implemented over $400 million of development and humanitarian interventions in the SFSA countries.

Strong Networks

  • Collectively, our team has 56 offices in SFSA countries, including ACDI/VOCA’s offices in Addis Ababa, Yabello, Negelle, Jijiga, Nairobi, Cairo, Kigali, Juba and Kampala.
  • Our team supports 15 long-term agribusiness and livelihoods programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • The team has 2,025 project staff in 46 cities across hundreds of provinces and districts, who bring access to a vast array of local consultants and partner organizations working at the grassroots, national and regional levels.

Mission & Business Driven

We share a commitment to people living in eastern and southern Africa and their involvement as true partners in development initiatives to end hunger and poverty. This approach is oriented to sustainable growth and enhanced opportunities.

Technical Expertise

Our team’s technical strengths, varied skills and extensive footprint will enable missions to implement complex, integrated activities.

The ACDI/VOCA SFSA team provides expert technical assistance in the following areas:

  1. Agricultural productivity: Technology development and transfer to farmers; seed and input supply systems; soil and water management; crop and animal management; post-harvest technology and storage; and credit and financial services.

  2. Market facilitation and value chain development: Producer and trader association development; business development services; market information delivery through mobile phone, radio and other media channels; storage and warehousing; warehouse receipts programs; financial services; public-private partnerships; and corporate social responsibility.

  3. Trade facilitation, regulatory and policy reform: Trade and transit facilitation and customs reform; quality and SPS standards; contracts; finance; and intellectual property.

  4. Humanitarian response: Food aid management; local and regional procurement of food aid; design and management of voucher and cash transfer relief systems; nutrition relief and education; and food fortification.

  5. Information and knowledge management: Synthesis of experiences and best practices; development and use of training materials; and cultivation of communities of practice through web-based and other mechanisms.

  6. Organizational development: Capacity building and strengthening of African organizations and private sector associations.

  7. Short-term tasks: Evaluations, analyses, workshops, regional coordination meetings, etc.