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Landell Mills is delighted to have been appointed by DFID to manage a three-year programme to support the transfer of agricultural technology from China to Africa and other Low Income Countries (LICs).
Landell Mills is pleased to announce the award of a new DFID framework agreeement for 'Wealth Creation'.
Landell Mills has been awarded a new EU funded contract to assist the fisheries administrations of Samoa and Tonga to sustainably manage the deepwater snapper fisheries within their maritime zones.
Evidence on Demand - www.evidenceondemand.info - is a new information hub for DFID advisers and other development professionals working in the fields of climate, the environment, infrastructure and livelihoods. Landell Mills is a key partner in the initiative.
The Somaliland Business Fund team held two events in Dubai and London in October 2012 in order to raise awareness of the fund's activities amongst diaspora of the Somaliland Business community.
Landell Mills is pleased to annouce the set up a new division titled the Markets, Enterprise and Trade Division (MET). MET will focus on developing it's portfolio in the field of Private Sector Development with a specific focus on Markets 4 Poor, Business 4 Development and other projects focused on pro-poor market led growth. MET will be headed by James Blewett, Fund Manager for the Afghanistan Business Innovation Fund and previous General Manager of Katalyst, Bangladesh.
Landell Mills would like to announce the launch of its Studies and Evaluations Division. The Division will provide services in the study, design, monitoring &/or evaluation of aid funded projects and programmes.
Landell Mills supported the launch of the inaugral 1st Greater Mekong SubRegion Forum on Harmonization of Standards in Bioenergy in Nanning, China on 05 July 2012.
Landell Mills is delighted to announce that it has been awarded one of the first major donor funded consultancy contracts in Somaliland.
Framework division latest achievements
The Framework division has recently reached some important milestones in Lots 1 (Rural Development) and 12 (Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Management and Post-crisis Assistance), having been awarded projects in excess of €4 million and €1 million turnover respectively since its creation in October 2009.
For our most recent award in Yemen under Lot 12, we were tasked with finding a team, preparing and submitting (and winning) an offer, and mobilising said team in two weeks! The Landell Mills team will be carrying out the Livelihoods component of a Joint Socio-Economic Impact Assessment - a national, multi-donor, sector-wide assessment that is already underway in Yemen. This should prove to be an interesting and challenging project.
The majority of other projects awarded have been in Africa, most recently in Swaziland, to establish a monitoring and evaluation system for the sugar sector, and in Uganda, with a study into the promotion of the Ugandan commercial beef industry. In Zambia, we have undertaken the formulation of the Conservation Agriculture Scaling Up project, which aims to increase crop productivity and production for target farmers, with particular focus on women farmers. We have also had success in Egypt, where we are currently carrying out two feasibility studies in the dairy and aquaculture sectors. Both studies are looking at ways to strengthen and increase the efficiency of each sector by improving the livelihoods of small farmers. We have also won and are implementing projects in Burundi, DRC, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Zimbabwe.
Earlier in the year the division was awarded two projects in Central Asia; an evaluation into the sustainability of producing animal health vaccines in Afghanistan, and in Tajikistan, technical assistance is being given to further develop the draft National Water Sector Strategy, with a view to developing a Water Sector Policy. We have also been awarded evaluation assignments in Lao PDR and Bhutan.
In the Caribbean, we were awarded a project in Suriname, in partnership with A.D.E., to assist the Suriname Business Forum (SBF) and Suriname Business Centre, and in Jamaica, we have provided a framework for the development of biomass energy in the country.