The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation is the world's first voluntary sustainability standard for rice. Drawing on the experiences of other agri-food sustainability initiatives, the SRP Standard was developed over a two-year period with broad stakeholder participation. Recently farmers’ livelihood is unstable due to the impacts of the market and natural conditions such as climate change, floods, and drought. The SRP Standard is a stable practice which could generate higher income for farmers and a friendly environment by reducing the application of fertilizer and pesticides, henceforth generate fewer negative impacts on the environment, reducing risks, and being suitable for most farmers in MKD.
The model has been applied and experienced by farmers in Dong Thap province supported by Rikolto since 2018. As a next step, Rikolto proceeds to test the SRP verification and is looking for consulting services to assist farmer organizations in implementing SRP verification.
For more details, please find attached TOR
Proposal (Company profile, lead consultant CVs, cover letter and a detailed budget plan and implementation roadmap) should be emailed before November 06, 2023 to: vietnam [at] rikolto.org.
Only qualified candidates (firms) will be invited for an interview.