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Terms of Reference for Producing a Policy Brief and Opinion Editorial Article on Post-Harvest Loss Management and Aflatoxin Contamination in the Groundnut Value Chain
13 September 2015


Background

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is a regional multi-stakeholder policy research and advocacy network. The network engages with targeted constituencies at local and national levels through its current 17 member countries in Africa. In each member country, the FANRPAN network operates through an inter-sectoral platform called a "node" comprising a diverse group of organizations including research institutes, farmer groups, government, media, parliamentarians, private sector and other civil society organizations that have a stake in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies.

FANRPAN's strategy is centred on three mutually supportive thrusts: Policy Research; Capacity Building; and Policy Advocacy. FANRPAN's vision is a food secure Africa without poverty and hunger. FANRPAN's mission is to promote effective FANR policies by: (i) facilitating linkages and partnerships between government and civil society, (ii) building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue in Africa, and (iii) supporting demand-driven policy research and analysis. FANRPAN works in partnership with other organisations to deliver its mission (www.fanrpan.org).

One of the projects implemented by FANRPAN under the Food and Nutrition Systems thematic thrust is the Platform for African and European Partnerships in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD ). PAEPARD is an eight year project funded by the European Commission (80%) and partner own contributions (20%). The project is coordinated by FARA and aims at building joint African-European multi-stakeholder partnerships in agricultural research for development (ARD) contributing to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The project is in its sixth year and is currently focusing on publication of research findings and advocacy materials. In light of this, FANRPAN would like to engage a consultant to develop a policy brief and an opinion editorial (OPED) on post-harvest loss management and aflatoxin contamination in the groundnut value chain. This activity falls under the Work Package Partnerships user-led process, publications budget line item.


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