Agritech startup Farmerline gets boost from AfDB

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

One of Ghana’s vibrant agritech startup firms, Farmerline, has receives a boost from the African Development Bank in a form of grant to scale up its operations to benefit small holder farmers across the country.

In a statement available to Biztechafarica, the Grant acquired from the African Development Bank is to assist Farmerline to cover the cost of Feasibility Study (technical, financial and market research), and five Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), for construction of 5 warehouses in Ghana.

“The services to be provided under the Assignment which are Preparation Studies to enhance the Bankability of Farmerline’s warehouses construction and associated activities, include: A. Feasibility Studies (Technical; Financial; and Market), B. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study,”  

Currently the agric tech firm has extended invitation to consulting firms to express their interest in providing the Feasibility and five Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) services.

“Interested Firms shall provide information (documents, reference to similar service, experience in similar assignments, etc.) on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake these assignments,” the statement said.

According to the statement eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the African Development Bank’s Procurement Policy for Bank Group Funded Operations, approved by the Bank’s Boards on 14 October 2015, and available on the Bank Website at http://www.afdb.org.

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