Terms of Reference for engagement of service provider for the supply of start-up kits for diversification enterprise on Vegetable production for smallholder farmers


Company Rainforest Al...
Category Agriculture
Location Twifo Hemang ...
Job Status Contractor/Co...
Salary N/A
Education Qualified
Experience N/A
Job Expires Jun 21, 2024
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Company Profile

At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, the relationship between people and nature, and change within our organisation. We achieve this transformation by collaborating with various stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance.

Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We embrace transparency because we believe the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a harmonious world where people and nature thrive.

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Job Description

Terms of Reference for engagement of service provider

For the supply of start-up kits for diversification enterprise on Vegetable production for smallholder farmers in the Kakum biodiversity landscape to create new small and medium scale businesses and improve farmer livelihoods.


Diversified Livelihood Enterprises: Scaling our Family Business

(Scope of Work 7)


Ghana (Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District, Central Region)

Expected Period of supply:

5 days (25 June – 28th June 2024)

Reporting to

Project Manager, Rainforest Alliance, Accra, Ghana



The Rainforest Alliance (RA) is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities.

The Rainforest Alliance and the Läderach (Schweiz) AG began collaborating in 2013 and have since implemented various phases of the 'Family Life' project in the Central Region of Ghana, around the protected biodiversity hotspot of Kakum. Through this project, significant strides have been made to empower and better the lives of local communities by improving community income through growing sustainable local enterprises. The project has focused on the following three scopes of work: improving productivity through training and coaching in best management practices, paying premiums from certification, and supporting business and income diversification. This project has also promoted the sensitisation of local cocoa-growing communities to the Worst Forms of Child Labour. 

The project is seeking to support 11 farmers in the project communities i.e. Paaso, Bobi, Nyamebekyere and Somnyamekodur with seed capital in the form of start-up kits for diversification enterprises.

In view of this, the Rainforest Alliance is inviting vendors to submit quotations for the supply of start-up kits required for vegetable production.


The implementing organisation is seeking to support 11 farmers with seed capital for vegetable production in the target communities around the Kakum landscape. The service provider will be responsible for the supply and installation where necessary of the start-up kits.

Scope of Work and expected duration

The location for the supplier of the items is Ghana in the Kakum landscape consisting of 4 communities located within the Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District. The supplier is expected to deliver all items purchased within 15 days from the time of the agreement.


The specific deliverables required include the following;

  1. provide a cost of supplying vegetable seeds (pepper, cabbage, tomato, okra and garden egg), agrochemical inputs and requisite equipment in appropriate areas for selected farmers. The full package required is tabled below.



Pepper (Green habanero)

10 tins

Garden Eggs Tin (local)

6 tins

Tomatoes Tins

4 tins

Cabbage (Oxylus)

4 tins

Okra (local) big cups

5 cups

Knapsack sprayer ingco 16 liters

11 pieces

Cutlass (crocodile)

11 pieces

Plastic Watering can 12 liters capacity

11 pieces

Blue Plastic Barrel 200-250 Litres at Rs 600/piece

11 pieces

Farm Rake-pointed metal blade with a metal handle


Farm Hoe (6’ grub blade) with a wooden handle


Wellington Boots

11 pieces

Raincoats waterproof types (overall)

11 pieces

Hand glove (latex)

11 pairs pieces

Honda 5.5HP Irrigation machine (pump) 3-inch pump which is "WP 30".

3 horsepower with accessories including inlet

6 sets

Irrigation pipe outlet 3inch X 100m

6 pieces

Yara actyva (50kg)

22 bottles

YaraVita Croplift Pro - Foliar Nutrition (1liter)

22 bottles

Nematecide (1kg)


Fungicide (1 kg) 


Insecticide (20ml) SUNPYRIFOS

44 bottles

Fungicide foliar (1litre)

11 bottles

Nitrabore (50kg)

22 bags

Neem oil (1 litre)

22 bottles

b. provide after-sales services to beneficiary farmers within 3-months duration after provision of services request by the Rainforest Alliance

c. provide transportation services to deliver start-up kits from supplier location to designated project communities

d. provide at least one after sales service for the beneficiaries who may require them

Required Skills or Experience

Required Qualifications and Experience for selection of offer

Vendors who apply should be able to demonstrate the following

  • Experience with delivering high-quality products to tight budgets
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Vendor location is closer or situated within  the landscape

How To Apply

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