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					                 DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE SUPPORT PROJECT- II
               Terms Of Reference (TOR) for Hiring Services of Mother
       Non-Government Organization ( MNGO) for Goat Breeding and Pig Breeding
           programmes for the District ___________________under DASP-II

1.           BACKGROUND

             1.1   The Government of Uttar Pradesh has received financial assistance from
                   the International Bank For Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and
                   International Development Association (IDA) respectively through
                   Government of India towards cost of Diversified Agriculture Support Project-
                   II (DASP-II) and intends to apply a portion of this loan/credit to eligible
                   payment under this contract.

             1.2   PROJECT OBJECTIVE

                   DASP-II aims at assisting GOUP to stimulate the agricultural growth rate
                   through demonstrating diversification of agriculture in selected area and
                   policy reforms. The objective of the project is to increase the productivity,
                   product diversity and market access of the state's farmers, livestock
                   producers and fishermen. In support of this objective, the project would aim
                   to increase private sector investments in all facets of the agricultural and
                   allied sectors; and to promote more effective use of government funds
                   already allocated to these sectors, directly to line departments and to private
                   sector through government sponsored schemes. Key indicators of success
                   would be (i) increased areas and yields of diversified field and tree crop,
                   livestock, and fish products – complemented by an increase in the
                   proportion of production that is marketed as fresh produce, or in a value
                   added form; (ii) more effective marketing of produce in project supported
                   markets in terms of net prices received and/ or lower market transaction
                   costs; and (iii) increased private sector investment in relevant areas of
                   agribusiness that underpins the changing farm production and market
                   reform trends in a mutually complimentary fashion.

                   By stimulating growth and diversity of the agricultural economy, the project
                   would contribute to the broader goal of poverty reduction, through the higher
                   productivity and incomes of small and marginal landholders, and increased
                   opportunities for employment and livelihood support for the rural landless.

                   Project implies grass root level planning through preparation of District
                   Agriculture Diversification & Marketing Strategy (DADMS) of each district –
                   involving Bottom up approach by giving emphasis to farming systems. One
                   of the most important components of the project's execution is Participatory
                   Management involving NGO institutions to motivate farmers to adopt
                   diversification process of agriculture in a cooperative way. NGO institution
                   would be involved in the process of facilitations Technology Dissemination &
                   Credit mobilization to farmers and gender initiatives, especially to small and
                   marginal farmers, landless, SC operating in different agro-ecological
                   situations. One of the major interventions of the project is Goad breeding
                   programme.

                   i.   GOAT BREEDING PROGRAMMES:
                        Goat is the second most preponderant species of livestock in Uttar
                        Pradesh after cattle: the state has some 12.8 million of them scattered
                        all over the state. Two of the most important and sought after breeds of
                        goat in India: the Jamunapari & Barbari are native to Uttar Pradesh. The

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                     natural breeding tracts of these breeds are: Etawah and Auraiya districts
                     for the Jamunapari and Etah, Agra, Mainpuri, Aligarh and Firozabad for
                     the Barbari. However these descript breeds account for only about 15
                     per cent of the total goat population in UP: some 1.80 million and the
                     rest of the goats in the state are nondescript and low yielding.

                     Goats as livestock are extremely livelihood intensive: nearly 95 per cent
                     of them are owned by the smallholder group, especially the marginal
                     farmers. The Department of Animal Husbandry had set up some 1104
                     Goat breeding centres with breeding bucks positioned in them. This had
                     really no impact on the goat population in the state, as the intervention
                     was too feeble and far short of the scale required. In fact Jamunapari,
                     one of the best dual purpose (Milk & Meat) goat breeds in the world is
                     fast becoming extinct on account of centuries of neglect and more so
                     because of recent government policy of levelling ravines in the Chambal
                     Valley: their home tract, virtually destroying their habitat. There are only
                     some 25000 Jamunapari goats left in the state.

                     The Barbari are not yet threatened by extinction, there are still about 1.8
                     million of them in the state. They are mainly stall-fed goats and are
                     famous for their meat quality and prolificacy: two kidding per year and
                     twins or less often triplets for over 75 per cent of kidding.

                     Therefore developing the goats and improving their productivity are
                     prime tools for diversification in agriculture and in increasing household
                     incomes of the poorest among the state’s farming communities.
                     Technologies exist and are well known, and goat as a species is
                     comparatively easy to develop as they are prolific and have short
                     generation intervals.

                     The outcome of these project interventions would be the emergence of
                     sustainable mechanisms for steadily increasing annual supply of tens of
                     thousands of high yielding and robust crossbred cows (with 5 times the
                     yield of the indigenous cows: 3000 kg over a 300 day lactation as
                     against 450 kg of the nondescript local cows in 200 days) and high
                     yielding Murrah / graded Murrah Buffaloes (yield of 2500 kg as against
                     700 kg of the nondescript buffaloes over 250 days) by the end of the
                     project period, enabling dairy farmers increasing access to high yielding
                     milch animals for their household dairy enterprises and much higher
                     incomes.

                  ii. Goat Development & Multiplication
                      Goat is the second most preponderant species of livestock in Uttar
                      Pradesh after cattle: the state has some 12.8 million of them scattered
                      all over the state. Two of the most important and sought after breeds of
                      goat in India: the Jamunapari & Barbari are native to Uttar Pradesh. The
                      natural breeding tracts of these breeds are: Etahwa and Aurriya districts
                      for the Jamunapari and Etah, Agra, Mainpuri, Aligarh and Firozabad for
                      the Barbari. However these descript breeds account for only about 15
                      per cent of the total goat population in UP: some 1.80 million and the
                      rest of the goats in the state are nondescript and low yielding.

                     Goats as livestock are extremely livelihood intensive: nearly 95 per cent
                     of them are owned by the small holder group, especially the marginal
                     farmers. The Department of Animal Husbandry had set up some 1104
                     Goat breeding centres with breeding bucks positioned in them. This had

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                     really no impact on the goat population in the state as the intervention
                     was too feeble and far short of the scale required. In fact Jamunapari,
                     one of the best dual purpose (Milk & Meat) goat breeds in the world is
                     fast becoming extinct on account of centuries of neglect and more so
                     because of recent government policy of levelling ravines in the Chambal
                     Valley: their home tract, virtually destroying their habitat. There are only
                     some 25000 Jamunapari goats left in the state.

                     The Barbari are not yet threatened by extinction, there are still about 1.8
                     million of them in the state. They are mainly stall fed goats and are
                     famous for their meat quality and prolificacy: two kidding per year and
                     twins or less often triplets for over 75 per cent of kidding.

                     Therefore developing the goats and improving their productivity are
                     prime tools for diversification in agriculture and in increasing household
                     incomes of the poorest among the state’s farming communities.
                     Technologies exist and are well known, and goat as a species is
                     comparatively easy to develop as they are prolific and have short
                     generation intervals.

                     The Project Cost Tables include substantial outlays for a massive
                     participatory goat development programme involving the breeders of the
                     two breeds and their Breeders’ Associations who will carry on the tasks
                     independently, post project. Some 500 breeding units for Jamunapari in
                     the two districts constituting their natural breeding tract; and 1000
                     breeding units for Barbari goats in the five districts forming their breeding
                     tract will be set up under the project. The unit size will be 9 does and
                     one buck for each, selected from among the pure stock in the villages /
                     CIRG. The breeders will be from among the goat farmers in the breeding
                     tracts, identified by the NGO with the help of the gramsabhas / DPIU.
                     The AHD / GoUP will enable the breeders to sell their surplus stock as
                     breeding stock through their Breeders Associations. All livestock
                     provided under this scheme should be covered by livestock insurance
                     for the duration of the project at special premium rates as government
                     scheme animals.

                     The programme will result in the generation of some 5000 genetically
                     selected Jamunapari Bucks annually for breeding (pure breeding &
                     grading up of nondescript goats: some 400000 in all) in the two districts
                     of Etahwa and Aurriya, rapidly multiplying          the numbers of the
                     Jamunapari Goats to some half a million animals over the 6 years of the
                     project. The genetically selected Barbari Bucks, some 10000 each year,
                     produced by the breeding units will grade up nondescript goats in over
                     50 other districts in the state steadily improving their meat quality and
                     out put. The programme proposed is participatory, NGO managed and
                     commercially sustainable; and will continue post project under the
                     guidance of the Breeders’ Association.

                  iii. Pig Production: Development and Multiplication

                     The state has a pig population of some 2.28 million, the vast majority of
                     them indigenous, owned mostly by the socially and economically weaker
                     sections of the rural communities. Indigenous pigs are small and
                     nondescript, with small litter size of 4 to 5 piglets, poor growth rates and
                     meat yields of less than 30 kg per carcass, unsuitable for organised
                     farming as a diversified livelihood option for farmers. Exotic Graded pigs

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                        in Uttar Pradesh on the other hand have longer bodies, litter size of 8-12
                        piglets, faster growth rates and meat yields of 60 kg at 12 months. Even
                        higher grades of exotic breeds like Yorkshire / Large White / Landrace
                        survive and thrive under the local farming conditions and are excellent
                        options for livelihood (Small Stall Fed Pig Farms).

                        The project therefore proposes grading up of local pigs with exotic donor
                        breeds through a massive participatory breeding programme involving
                        progressive pig breeders and their Breeders’ Association, to generate
                        large numbers of breeding stock of exotic graded pigs for supply to pig
                        farmers in the state. Some 500 pig breeding units will be set up in the 10
                        districts with large pig populations, each unit made up of 5 sows and 1
                        boar of the selected pure breed / higher grades of the selected breed.
                        The breeders will be identified from among the pig breeders in these
                        districts by the NGO with the help of the gramsabhas in villages and the
                        DPIU.

                        The breeding programme will make available some 25000 exotic graded
                        Boars and Sows annually to the pig farmers in the state through the Pig
                        Breeders’ Association, rapidly enabling progressively increasing supply
                        of high yielding pigs for the meat market. All livestock provided under the
                        scheme should be covered by livestock insurance for the duration of the
                        project at special premium rates as government scheme animals. The
                        programme proposed is participatory, NGO managed and commercially
                        sustainable; and will continue post project under the guidance of the
                        Breeders’ Association.


2.           A CONCISE STATEMENTS OF OBJECTIVES

             In the DASP-II, it is proposed to take the services of the specialized NGOs for
             providing coordination support to Implementing NGOs in the implementation of the
             Breeding programme for Jamunapari & Barbari goats in the districts of Etawah and
             Auraiya for Jamunapari breed of goat and in Etah, Agra , Mainpuri , Aligarh and
             Firozabad districts of the state. Besides this establishment of 500 Pig breeding units
             of Middle / Large White Yorkshire in 10 districts of state having preponderance of
             pig poulation. NGO is to monitor , coordinate and facilitate IGO in implementation of
             these programmes.


3.           AN OUTLINE OF THE TASKS TO BE CARRIED OUT

             (i)     To ensure coordination & supervision of Implementing NGOs for goat and
                     pig breeding programme.

             (ii)    Liaison with Central Institute for Research on Goats ( CIRG) ,Mathura.

             (iii)   Liaison with Department of Animal Husbandry.

             (iv)    Monitoring of Breeding programme of goats and pigs.

             (v)     To train and skill transfer to Implementing NGOs, breeder associations and
                     breeders of pigs and goats.




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4.           SCHEDULE FOR COMPLETION OF TASKS

             The schedule of major systematic tasks is as follows:-

             4.1    Orientation about the programme in the concerned districts within the first
                    2 months of the contract period.
             4.2    Training and skill transfer to Implementing NGOs , breeder associations and
                    breeders, within first 3 months.
             4.3    Organizing the breeding units and Breeder Association as per the
                    programme schedule.
             4.4    Ensuring effective liaison with Department of Animal Husbandry.
             4.5    Provide extension support to the Animal Husbandry Department for
                    implementation of the programme during the contract period.

             All above activities will be carried out continuously during the contract period but
             achievement of performance indicators, both physical and qualitative agreed with
             project management would be the basis for continued participation in the project.

5.           EXPECTED OUTPUTS

             5.1    No.of Breeding Units esatablished. Awareness Campaign organized and
                    documented
             5.2    Base line information of each village generated and shared with
                    DPCU/DPIU
             5.3    No. of breeding units and breeder association promoted by implementing
                    NGOs.
             5.4    No. of buck & piglets produced .
             5.5    No. of success stories documented by implementing NGOs.
             5.6    No. of farmers adopted the goat & pig breeding programme

6.           DATA, SERVICES AND FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT

             6.1    For discharging the activities mentioned earlier, the client would provide
                    financial support to the NGO institution for placement of staff in the district &
                    other activities.

             6.2    For execution of the project activities, the client shall provide the basic
                    information about project/ programme.

             6.3    The client shall organize capacity building workshops for selected NGOs
                    personnel through Apex/ State level NGOs.

             6.4    NGO personnel shall be provided office space in the office of District Project
                    Coordinator of the related district.

             6.5    The client shall provide access to all places and related documents and
                    facilitate free interaction with related personnel.




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             6.6   The client shall provide the services of technical backstopping support
                   through CIRG, Mathura. The roles and responsibilities of the CIRG, Mathura
                   are defined as follows:-

                   (a)    Roles and Responsibility of CIRG, Mathura
                          i. Overall technical supervision of the goat & pig breeding and
                             development programme.
                          ii. Training and capacity building of implementing NGOs.
                         iii. Training of goat breeders/breeders' association for goats & pigs
                         iv. Monitoring and evaluation of breeding programme.
                          v. Helping breeders' association to start with breed registration.
                         vi. Periodic studies and surveys on breed development.
                         vii. Supply of breeding stock of breeder units.
                         viii. Technical inputs for breeding, feeding and management of
                               breeding units.
                         ix. Providing support to Mother NGO.

                   (b)    A MOU will also be signed between DASP, Department of Animal
                          Husbandry, specialized implementing NGO and Mother NGO with
                          description of works to be done by each agency.


REPORTS REQUIRED FROM THE CONSULTANT
     The NGO institution shall submit a regular progress report on prescribed format as
     follows:-

             6.7   Monthly Progress Report to DPIU.

             6.8   Quarterly consolidated reports enumerating the qualitative review of the
                   project to DPIU/ PIU.

             6.9   Annual Report on the contribution of the organization in implementation of
                   the project and related issues to DPIU/ PIU/ PCU.


7            COMPOSITION OF REVIEW COMMITTEE TO MONITOR CONSULTANTS
             WORK

             7.1   Monthly/ quarterly/ annual report submitted to the DPIU shall be shared by
                   the DPIU with DPC. Feedback obtained along with the progress report shall
                   be reviewed by ATMA.

             7.2   Quarterly and Annual Reports shall be reviewed by the following Committee
                   at State Level :-

                    i. Project Coordinator/ Technical Coordinator, DASP
                   ii. Senior Technical Expert (AH&DD), DASP
                   iii. Senior Technical Expert (Participatory Management & Credit), DASP
                   iv. Nodal Officer, Animal Husbandry Department.

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                    v. District Project Coordinator and District Incharge of the programme from
                       the Animal Husbandry Department of the concern districts
                    vi. Programme Manager of Mother NGO.
                    vii. Representative of CIRG, Mathura.

8            List of key N.G.O. Staff, whose C.V. and experience would be evaluated
             NGO institution shall deploy following personnel in the concerned district to take-up
             different responsibilities: -

             9.1     Programme Manager
                     There shall be one Programme manager (Team Leader), who will sit in the
                     office of District Project Coordinator of one of the project districts as decided
                     by the AH Department, and will be responsible for overall work being
                     executed by Grassroot NGOs in the other district. He will be responsible for
                     sending regular progress reports to DPCU/PCU/ DPIU. The preferable
                     qualification of the Livestock Specialist would be:
                     a) He should be a registered Senior Veterinarian having minimum
                        qualification of B.V.Sc.& AH, preferably having degree or diploma in
                        Livestock Production Technology/Livestock Production Management.
                     b) Should have ability of communication in rural areas.
                     c) Livestock specialist will undergo orientation at Central Institute of
                        Research on Goats (CIRG), Mathura.


             9.2     Piggery Specialist:
                     Senior veterinarian having minimum qualification as BVSc & AH and
                     preferably additional qualification ofg diploma or degree in Livestock
                     production Management. PS will supervise, monitor & guyide pig breeding
                     programmes in 10 districts of the state.

             9.3     Progress Monitors (PM)
                     One Progress Monitor for each district. Their qualification and experience
                     would be B.Sc. (Animal Sciences) with 3 years experience of monitoring &
                     evaluating rural development programmes in rural areas. These PM will
                     undergo 7 days technical training at CIRG, Mathura & 7 days training in
                     monitoring & evaluation at PCU , DASP.

10           Role and Responsibilities
             The roles and responsibilities of the functionaries are as follows:-

             10.1    Programme Manager (Team Leader)
                        Team Leader should provide guidance to Progress Monitor in monitoring
                         the Goat Breeding programme in the district, coordinate with Animal
                         Husbandry Department and CIRG, Mathura in effective and smooth
                         operations of the programme.
                        Should monitor and function as a mentor in case of any difficulties in
                         coordination with CIRG, Mathura and Animal Husbandry Department.
                        Should provide broad base for extension activities and follow up them.
                        Should submit timely reports and documentation of the programme.
                        Should assist PCU in for technical Evaluation of programme and mid
                         course corrections.

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             10.2        Piggery Specialist (PS);
                         1. PS will supervise, monitor & guide programme Facilitators (Pigs) in 10
                            districts in the implementation of the pig breeding programmes.
                         2. PS will coordinate with district implementation unit AH, District Project
                            Coordination Unit in the effective monitoring of Pig breeding programme.
                         3. PS will provide technical guidance to the pig breeders and arrange
                            timely vaccinations to the stock.
                         4. PS will promote and facilitate the pig breeding units, provide technical
                            backstopping and mentoring the programme facilitators (Pigs) in the 10
                            districts.

             10.3        Progress Monitor (PM)
                               Progress Monitor will be a key person for monitoring of the breeding
                                programme under supervision of Programme Manager.
                               Progress Monitor will monitor timely availability of inputs and services
                                and accordingly inform INGO to take proactive measures under
                                supervision of Programme Manager.
                               PM will submit monthly progress reports to Programme manager
                                regularly.

11           CONTRACT DURATION

             11.1        The intervention required would be for five years. Initial contract with NGO
                         will be for 24 months.

             11.2        Person – Power Required:-
                         i.        Programme Manager                                          01
                        ii.        Piggery Specialist                                         01
                        iii.       Progress Monitor for goats                                 07

                         *Contract will be renewed after 24 months based on the performance
                         evaluation and requirement of manpower assessed on no. of blocks in the
                         district.

12           COST COMPUTATION

             For one NGO following cost will be incurred for 24 months as per required inputs:-

                  A.           Salary
                  Sl.                   Post            No. of   Salary Per     Period       Amount
                  No.                                   Staff       Month                    (in Rs.)
                                                                 (Including
                                                                  fixed TA)
                  1.           Programme Manager         01      20,000.00     24 months    3,60,000.00
                  2.           Piggery Specialist        01      12,000.00     24 months    2,88,000.00
                  3.           Progress Monitors         07        7500.00     24 months   12,60,000.00
                                                                              Sub Total    19,08,000.00
                  B.           Overhead Charges
                               @ 10% of the above cost                                     1,90,800.00
                                                                              Grand Total 20,98,000.00




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          Note:
          1.        The deployed staff will exclusively work for this assignment only.
          2.        The deployment of the staff shall be made after getting the approval from
                    competent authority on the recommendation of District Project Coordinator
          3.        Any replacement of the staff shall be made after getting written approval from
                    PCU-DASP on the recommendation of District Project Coordinator.
          4.        The overhead charges @ 10% shall be calculated on the Salary and Fixed
                    Conveyance allowance of the Staff incurred for the month. Vouchers will be
                    submitted for the expenses incurred on account of overheads. Honorarium of
                    NGO Head/ Representative, TA/ DA for district visit by NGO Head/
                    Re0resentative, cost of computer and computer consumables, expenditure on
                    account of furniture and fixture spent by NGO in carrying out Project activities,
                    will account for Overheads.
          5.        The budget will be effective only after the approval, appointment and
                    placement of personnel.

13           PAYMENTS
             13.1      Payment shall be made in equal installment on bimonthly basis.

             13.2      Conditions for payment would be:-
                       i. The first payment shall be made against bank guarantee;
                       ii. Subsequent payments shall be subject to regular submission of progress
                           reports & satisfactory performance as assured by DPIU;
                      iii. Final payment will be made subject to the submission as well as
                           approval of a completion report;
             13.3      In case of default in payments to the staff by the Consultant, the services of
                       the Consultant may be terminated, after 15 days notice.
             13.4      If the Consultant engages in any fraudulent practice, which reflects
                       adversely on his integrity, the consultancy will be terminated after 15 days
                       notice.




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