Islamic Relief Pakistan is implementing a project supported by Islamic Relief USAI ‘Drought Resilient Agricultural Modelling (DRAM)’ that aims to improve income and food security in Balochistan. The objective is to establish drought resilient market oriented livelihood models through influencing/ advocating agriculture department for drought management planning.
The drought situation in Balochistan is rapidly developing into one of the worst disasters in Pakistan. Upland Balochistan is the most heavily affected area of the province. Although the affected areas of Balochistan have always been prone to water shortages, rainfall measured over the last few years has reached a record low, with minimal or sometimes no rainfall. The abrupt decline in rainfall in most of the upland areas of the province has caused a complete drying up of the surface drinking water resources, and has decreased water output from springs and tube wells.
The current drought phenomenon in Balochistan is impacting on agriculture, livelihood and water resources. Many areas of the province are experiencing drought because since 2013 the rainfall has been hardly one fourth of the usual rainfall (usual rainfall is 200-250 mm). District Noshki and Chagai are out of 14 drought hit districts identified by Provincial disaster management authority (PDMA). The socio-economic impact of drought as a protracted emergency have been emanated on incomes, nutrition and livelihood sources.
Islamic Relief USA has granted IRP a project “Drought Resilient Agricultural Modelling” that aims to improve income and food security in Balochistan. The objective is to Establishing drought resilient market oriented livelihood models through influencing/ advocating agriculture department for drought management planning.
The overall Goal of DRAM is:
Project Goal and Impact Developing economic productive base for drought affected communities contributing towards improved income and food security in Balochistan.
Result 1: Improved household income through drought resistant agricultural models and institutional strengthening.
Result 2: Community led water management practices evolved/created/developed with the support of academia and agriculture department.
Horticulture promotion Training
Horticulture promotion Training is one of the Key activity of DRAM project for selected farmers of union councils of Keshangi, Jamaldini, Badini of district Nushki and Chagai, Chilghazi and Amori of District Chagai. As farmers are employing poor agriculture practices, high delta cropping by exploiting ground water causing decline in agriculture production, inadequate and unstable fruits and vegetable production and thus causing poor nutritional status for the families. For this, Islamic Relief is going to impart training to promote horticulture to face the current issues of agriculture and make them able to utilize available resources.
Generally, Horticulture deals with fruits, vegetables, and orchards. Likewise soil management, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), organic farming, soil conservation, irrigation management, crop rotation, plant protection, marketing and Climate change. Keeping the ground realities of area in consideration and current issues of agriculture with farming communities some topics are finalized in training as climate change impacts on agriculture in Balochistan and mitigation measures to minimize negative impacts, plant protection, soil fertility management, IPM, organic farming, recommended crops and varieties, water efficient agricultural practices, maximizing agricultural production with concept of collective marketing (opportunities and threats).
The three-day training on horticulture is being outsourced, to deliver this training, a firm or consultant /trainers are required to submit technical proposal along with budget and plan of not later 16 January 2018 .The general and specific objective of the training are elaborated hereafter.
To promote such type of fruits and vegetables to enhance and diversifying agriculture economy by building their capacities on current issues of agriculture and enable them to improve agriculture practices in sustainable manner to combat climate change impacts specifically drought.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES FOR CONSULTANT
The consultant shall provide the following services, during this assignment of the project:
Proposed Course Contents:
Field visit for grafting, cutting budding and layering techniques interactive farmers training will provide technical skills.
Training Duration: Number of training five each training will be three days. Three training will be for District chagai and two for District Noshki.
Training Venue: Field based training at cluster level in Districts Noshki and Chaghi
Audience/ Participants: Training participants will be finalized by IR.
Timeframe: Consultant will hold training in the month of February 2018 (4th or 5th week)
Consultant Role & Responsibilities:
Following will be the role of consultants regarding training:
Payment Terms and Conditions
The payment will be made via Cheque. All applicable government taxes will be deducted from the payment amount. The schedule for payment will be as follows:
Please Note: Final clearance will be made subject to receiving final training report
Consultant shall produce a comprehensive, clear and concise training report after one week of completion of the training.
Interested firms/individuals are hereby advised to submit a detailed proposal (financial & programmatic). Proposals must include basic information of individual or firm i.e. qualification and expertise, relevant experience, rumination fee on per day per event and availability of consultant trainer or firm. Deadline for submission of Proposals is 16/ 02/2018 and should be sent to:
Supply Chain & Services Officer
Islamic Relief Area Office Quetta
House # 43-B, Chaman Housing Society, near Airport Road, Quetta
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