Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock and Nutrition Activity

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock and Nutrition Activity. Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

USAID/Bangladesh intends to award a five-year Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock and Nutrition activity, hereinafter referred to as the Livestock & Nutrition activity, with the goal of sustainably increasing livestock productivity, marketability and consumption of livestock products within the Feed the Future Zone of Influence (FTF ZOI).1 The Activity will a) facilitate productivity enhancing technologies and practices such as processing and preservation of fodder for year-round livestock feeding; b) support enhanced dairy processing and preservation into diversified nutritious products, as a means to increase consumption of dairy products, especially in the rural areas; c) promote the consumption of diversified and safe livestock products, especially in the rural areas; d) collaborate with appropriate agencies such as the Department of Livestock Services (DLS), Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) and the FAO’s Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) to tackle current and emerging pests and diseases with appropriate prevention and control measures in order to minimize losses at farm level; and e) use lessons learned to facilitate increased access to credit from microfinance and other financial institutions. The focus of this Activity will be on ruminants.

The Livestock and Nutrition activity will build on the success and lessons learned from the implementation of the USAID-funded Feed the Future (FTF) Bangladesh Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition activity. The successful applicant will adopt a market systems approach and private sector engagement in the implementation of the Activity in order to ensure the sustainability of its interventions beyond the cessation of funding and to contribute to Bangladesh becoming a self-reliant country.

Deadline: Dec. 3, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be non-governmental U.S. and non U.S. entities, otherwise there is no restriction. Entities such as non-profit organizations, profit making concerns, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), faith-based and community organizations, educational institutions, etc., are eligible to submit concept notes. 

Amount Description

USAID intends to award one Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide not more than $19,500,000 in total USAID funding.

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