Solar based irrigation for women's empowerment - "pay as you irrigate" as a means of water management and food security in Mozambique
Deadline: 30 May 2022
Mozambique is vulnerable to climate change and continues to be affected by extreme events such as floods, cyclones and droughts, which have a direct impact on agriculture. Most of the rural population lacks basic food and consumes just one meal per day. Water is scarce. Despite the fact that the country has been gradually introducing solar renewable energy projects into rural communities to provide electricity in rural areas, the agriculture sector has not benefited on a large scale. Photovoltaic systems would be a reliable source of electricity for irrigation purposes, as exemplified in some African countries that have introduced solar systems for crop irrigation.
This project will introduce solar systems into rural communities for agricultural activities and involve women in the value chain of a business model called “Pay as you irrigate.” Its objective is to ensure that rural farmers can afford the crop field irrigation systems that contribute to offsetting the water deficit imposed by climate change. The end-users will be charged for the amount of water pumped to their farms and this money will be used for system maintenance and to increase crop production and diversification. A controlling mechanism will be used to monitor the amount of water used so that only the amount needed for the crops is provided, thus avoiding wasted water.
For more information, please visit:
UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/173824
UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19795.pdf
In case you are not a CTCN network member yet, you may still apply (further details are found in the document).Please note that this request for expression of interest (EOI) is not an invitation for submission of tenders. Its purpose is to identify companies that would be interested and eligible to participate in the solicitation when issued. Vendors that are deemed qualified upon completion of an objective evaluation of their EOI submission will receive the final tender solicitation documents.]]
This page belongs to the Job Offers database.