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Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (Profit)
Business Support Services
Alliance for A Green Revolution (AGRA) in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Kenya, the International Fund for Agricultural Development
(IFAD), Value Chain Finance Center (VCFC) of Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) and USAID’s Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM) and other Partners is implementing a six year Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT) with the development objective of enhancing access of rural households to a broad range of financial services.
The Programme has three components:
i) Rural Financial Outreach and Innovation;
ii) Technical Support Services and
iii) Project Management.
The Business Support Services (BSS) to be managed by AGRA is a sub component of the Technical Support Services intended to provide technical assistance to participating Banks, Micro Finance Institutions and other actors along the agricultural value chains, ranging from producer groups to market intermediaries.
It is envisaged that Business Support Services will be classified under the following three main categories:
A. Banks, MFIs and Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations (SACCOs) (financial institutions).
B. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) drawn from the crop, livestock, dairy, fruits and fisheries sub-sector value chains, agro-dealers, off-takers, agro-processors and other larger farmers
C. Smallholder farmers and farmer groups.
As part of the implementation of the Business Support sub-component, AGRA would wish to invite eligible Technical Service Providers (TSPs) to express their interest to participate in the PROFIT initiative under any of the above categories.
Prospective TSPs can download complete sets of EOI documents and background information on PROFIT at www.agra.org/tspselection.
Qualifying TSPs will be selected and requested to submit proposals in accordance with the procedures set out under the Business Support Services (BSS).
Interested TSPs may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Completed Expressions of Interest documents enclosed in plain sealed envelopes should be addressed to:
PROFIT – Head of Banking and Technical Assistance
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
P.O. Box 66773 Westlands, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. +254 20 3675 240. Fax. +254 20 3675 269
Enail Address : profitadmin@agra.org
And be submitted to AGRA offices located on the Fifth Floor, Eden Square, Greenway Lane, Westlands, on or before 5th
December 2012, at 10.00 am
Expressions of Interest documents will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of TSPs’ representatives who may choose to attend at the AGRA Main Conference Room on the 5th Floor, Eden Square, Greenway Lane, Westlands.

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