Terms of Reference
End-line Evaluation
Improving consumer awareness and access to certified safe tomato and mango products in Bangladesh


SNV Netherlands Development Organisation started its journey in 1965 as a non-profit, volunteer organisation. Currently, SNV has a long-term, local presence in 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, working in the sectors of Agriculture, WASH and Renewable Energy. SNV’s suite of services includes advising, brokering and stakeholder engagement, advocacy, results-based financing, and delegated management. SNV believes that no-one should have to live in poverty. It is dedicated to a society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. For more information, please refer to our website: www.snv.org.

Background of the project

The regional program SWITCH-Asia, funded by the European Commission, aims to promote the adoption of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Asia and Europe. Under the SCP mandate, SNV Netherlands Development Organization has been implementing the “Improving consumer awareness and access to certified safe tomato and mango products in Bangladesh” project where Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) and Centre of Excellence Agro Food Skills Foundation (CEAFS) are engaged as project implementation partners. The project in January 2016 and will continue through December 2019. Consumers in Bangladesh have the right to expect food they eat to be safe and suitable for consumption. In Bangladesh, food safety in horticultural sub-sector such as fruit and vegetable, however, an area of concern for consumers. The Government of Bangladesh has developed and has been implementing a range of regulatory measures for ensuring food safety in the country. Non-judicial and unsafe application of hazardous pesticides and ripening chemicals are the major threat for food safety at growers’ level. The contamination of food, mislabelling, adulteration and use of harmful coloring ingredients & preservatives are prominent risks for food safety at the agro-processors level. Excessive use of chemicals and preservatives are harmful to humans. Tomato and mango have been found to be contaminated with pesticides in the past. In the processing sector, there are also examples of adulteration and adding of excessive coloring ingredients or preservatives. As such, consumers are rightly concerned about the quality and safety aspects of the processed products.


Interested parties (Consultant/consulting firm) are requested to submit their technical and financial proposals separately with the details organisational profiles including reference of relevant work experience (applicable for consulting firm), relevant experience especially methodology including activities and milestones, budget details, time frame and CVs of experts and contact details.

Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to bangladesh@snv.org  with the subject line: “Proposal for SNV SA – End-line Evaluation” by no later than 20 August 2019.

For any query related to the ToR, please email to mullah@snv.org with copy to bangladesh@snv.org

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