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#### 72065621-RFI-RESINA

This USAID/Mozambique Agriculture, Business, and Environment (AEB) RFI seeks to Obtain information on the level of capacity of potential local and locally established partners, including NGOs, cooperatives, and private sector actors, relative to the tasks and objectives described in this RFI titled, “Resiliência Integrada na Nutrição e Agricultura: RESINA”; The Resiliência Integrada na Nutrição e Agricultura activity (RESINA) is a five year $29.5M activity that integrates WASH ($5M), Nutrition ($4M) and Agriculture ($20.5) funding. RESINA will identify, analyze, prioritize, and address the key drivers of chronic poverty, food security, and malnutrition by strengthening the resilience capacities of targeted vulnerable households and communities. The activity seeks to support adaptation to and transformation in the face of shocks and stresses through a systems-based approach, enabling households to recover and pursue pathways out of poverty. It is an integrated agriculture-focused activity that includes nutrition and WASH funding for improved nutrition and clean water access, including for productive uses. In line with USAID’s approach to Resilience, the activity is designed to layer, sequence, and integrate interventions in coordination with other USAID mechanisms in the Resilience Focus Zone (RFZ). These activities include: the Resilience and Food Security Activity (RFSA) currently under design with the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, Transform Nutrition (Nampula), the LOGOS Local Government activity, and the forthcoming Market Systems Development agriculture activity (PREMIER), Transform WASH, among others. RESINA will combine agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and Nutrition funding to address programmatic gaps and approaches to build resilience of vulnerable households and communities in the target zone. The word “RESINA” in Portuguese means resin, the substance produced by plants to protect them from insects and pathogens. As resin increases resilience of plants, RESINA is designed to Increase resilience of smallholder farmers and rural households in selected districts of Zambezia and Nampula provinces. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Applications or Proposals (RFA/RFP). Responses to this RFI shall not be portrayed as proposals and will not be accepted by the U.S. Government (USG) to form a binding agreement. This RFI is not to be construed as a commitment by the USG to issue any solicitation or ultimately award of an assistance agreement or contract on the basis of this RFI, or to pay for any information submitted as a result of this request. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. It should be noted that responding to or providing comment on this RFI will not give any advantage to any organization in any subsequent procurement. USAID/Mozambique Office will not provide answers to any question submitted in response to this request. RESPONSES SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: - Cover page, not to exceed one (1) page, that includes a. Organization name and address b. Point of contact name, telephone number and email address - Response in regards to the Technical and Contractual questions above, Comments, and suggestions on the Draft program description should Not to exceed four (4) pages. While the limit on the length of submissions is four pages, we value concise, issue-specific comments with reference to page and section numbers in the draft design document. You may receive an electronic confirmation acknowledging receipt of your response.
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