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Biovision Africa Trust Call for Content Development Jobs in Kenya

Introduction

  • Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) is a not- for-profit organization established in Kenya in 2009 by International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) Campus in Nairobi. The Trust’s
    goal is to alleviate poverty and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Kenya and
    other African countries through supporting dissemination of information and knowledge on
    appropriate technologies to improve human, animal, plant, and environmental health.

Project background and focus

  • The Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Eastern Africa (KHEA) is part of the Global
    Project Knowledge Centres for Organic Agriculture in Africa (KCOA), implemented by GIZ with funding support from BMZ Special Initiative One-World-No-Hunger. The project is being implemented in the regions of Eastern, Western, Southern, Northern and Central Africa.
  • The goal for the KCOA project is to ensure Knowledge Hubs are successfully introduced as an innovative strategy for promoting organic agriculture with actors in the regions of Eastern, Western, Southern, Northern and Central Africa. The first phase covers a period of two (2) years starting from August 2019 and ending in July 2021.
  • The overall goal of the Eastern Africa Knowledge Hub is to ensure that Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) is integrated into the Eastern Africa agricultural systems in 4 countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The Eastern Africa Knowledge Hub is expected to be
    scaled up to include three (3) additional countries of Madagascar, Burundi and Ethiopia.
  • The goal will be achieved through 3 main focus areas;
    • Collecting/preparing of organic agricultural knowledge: Validated technical and methodological knowledge for the promotion of organic agriculture, including processing, is prepared and packaged for application in the context of the participating countries and stakeholder groups.
    • Dissemination of organic agricultural knowledge and capacity building: Validated knowledge, strategies and good practices in the field of organic agriculture, adapted to the contexts of the countries participating in the regional knowledge hubs, have been disseminated.
    • Networking in organic agriculture value chains: Key actors in the organic agriculture value chains of the participating countries in the four countries have been networked in an exemplary manner.
    • In Kenya, Biovision Africa Trust is the lead agency in the implementation of the KCOA project and co-hosted by PELUM Uganda partner, in Uganda.

Purpose of the assignment

  • Within the framework of its mandate to document information and knowledge on organic agriculture along the value chains and support relevant actors to translate it into practices and wide application, Biovision Africa Trust aims to produce information materials that will be a
    source of evidence-based knowledge for farmers practicing sustainable agriculture and other stakeholders also for organizations or entities implementing or supporting farmers in Kenya, and other Africa countries.

Specifically, the call aims to produce two booklets on the following themes:

  • A user guide on desert locust management (for farmers).
  • A user guide on healthy eating to create consumer awareness on benefits of buying and eating organic food (for consumers).

Specifications for the user guides

Each user guide should conform to the following specifications:

  • • The booklet should be detailed enough and brief.
    • Do not use technical language unless it is required.
    • Written in natural and simple language.
    • Use a conversational style.
    • Illustrate with relevant colour photographs.

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