Consultancy (Provision of Training in Cashew Nursery Management)


Company MEDA (FEATS)
Industry International...
Category Agriculture/A...
Location Accra
Job Status Contractor/Co...
Salary GHS
Education -:-
Experience N/A
Job Expires Feb 18, 2019
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Company Profile

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is a faith based international development organization based in Canada and operating since 1963.

Job Description

Provision of Training in Cashew Nursery Management

1. Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is implementing a large scale, long term agricultural development project in Ghana – the Farmers’ Economic Advancement through Tree Seedlings (FEATS) project with part funding from the Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The FEATS project is a Can$ 22 million project which aims to contribute to improving the yields, incomes and well-being of Ghanaian tree crop farmers by;

  • Supplying 21 million quality seedlings for Cocoa, Cashew, Rubber and Shea to 100,000 mostly female small holder farmers including youth;
  • Creating a sustainable seedling production and distribution network owned and operated by local small and medium enterprises and generate local employment;
  • Helping smallholder farmers gain access to finances and offering price incentives;
  • Providing training and capacity building in good agricultural practices to cultivate the seedlings profitably in an environmentally sustainable manner
  • Fostering an enabling environment through favourable policy and strategy reforms.

2. One approach to achieve these objectives is to engage with at least 35 Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and associated Farmers Cooperatives to productively engage in key activities along the tree crop value chain including supply of 2.7 million high quality seedlings and to productively engage in other value chain activities including processing and marketing. The FEATS will focus on four (4) major tree crops in Ghana including Cocoa, Cashew, Rubber and Shea.

3. MEDA has identified a number of SMEs (Cashew Nursery Operators) who shall require training in Nursery Management activities. This phase of the training shall cover setting up of the nursery up to the pre-grafting of Root Stock stage. The SMEs are clustered within a number of districts of the Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions including Wenchi, Kintampo North and South, Techiman North and Municipal Tain, Jaman South, Sunyani Municipal, Sunyani West and Offinso North Districts.

Technical Proposals

4. Prepare a day Training Plan for Cashew Nursery Management stating (i) objective of training, (ii) itemise all key activities from selection of site to production of root stock up to pre-grafting stage; (iii) for each key activity describe in detail how you intend to conduct training to enable participants carry out activities; (iv) Prepare a training schedule defining the lessons content and duration, etc.

  • Specifically, the training must include but not limited to:
    • Overview of Cashew Nursery Management
    • Selection and preparation of site for Cashew Nursery;
    • List and uses of tools and equipment
    • Setting up of infrastructure for Nursery management
    • Selection and treatment of growing medium
    • Layout of Cashew Nursery for effective management
    • Essential GAPs relevant to Cashew Nursery Management
    • Identification of potential Scion Banks for participating SMEs
    • Any other activities relevant up to mature root stock stage
  • The proposals shall include the identification of a suitable location for the training and identification of suitably located “Scion Banks” for each nursery.
  • The Trainer shall also attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae showing qualifications and work experience relevant to the assignment.

Financial Proposals

5. Fully populate the table below with details of cost for each item/activity; logistics and consumables. The Trainer is free to add to the lists:

Financial Proposals for 1-day training in Cashew Nursery Management





Cost of Activity


1.0 Fees/Consumables




Facilitation Fees for 2 days (indicate fees in GHS/day)





Transportation to and back from Training location (provide distance)





Cost of essential Consumables (Please attached detailed list and costs)




Hiring Cost of essential tools/equipment (official receipts shall be required)











2.0 Logistics




Accommodation for 30 participants for 2 nights





Dinner on day of Arrival





Meals and Snacks for a full day





Breakfast on day of Departure






GRAND TOTAL: (1) +(2)



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