HarvestPlus and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to source for a contractor that will conduct a market sizing assessment among various actors involved in the bean seed and bean grain sector in Kenya. This is to establish the current size, capacity, transactional arrangements, and business models of seed producers, and aggregators. This information is critical in developing a scale up plan for production, distribution, marketing, and demand creation of new biofortified iron bean varieties.
The assessment will be in support of the Commercialisation of Biofortified Crops Programme that is jointly managed by HarvestPlus and GAIN. HarvestPlus will be the administrative lead for the RFP.