Identification and preparation of beneficiary farmers
- The DLGs, OWC together with farmer associations and farmer management committees, will mobilize, sensitize and assess farmers’ willingness and readiness to grow tea.
- DLGs, Parish chiefs, tea farmer associations and farmer management committees, shall identify and register all farmers interested in growing tea based on guidelines developed by MAAIF.
- Prospective beneficiary farmers shall be qualified as ready when they have already prepared the garden and dug holes
- When registering farmers, the Districts shall map out areas of concentration to avoid scattering of farmers. This will ease establishment of processing facilities and/or ease collection of green leaf from tea farmers.
- GPS points of selected beneficiary farmer gardens shall be recorded for ease of traceability and garden area estimation.
- Selected farmers shall sign MoUs with DLGs before receiving the seedlings to ensure compliance with requirements.
Procurement of tea seedlings under Government Strategic Interventions
- The NAADS secretariat shall establish a data base of all certified and prequalified tea nursery operators at the secretariat and also in the participating DLGs.
- The tea seedlings shall be procured by the respective procurement entities following the PPDA guidelines.
- All prequalified tea nursery operators shall be contracted preferably under framework arrangement by the respective procurement entities (NAADS Secretariat and the respective District Local Governments).
- Procurement of all tea seedlings will be operationalized by issuance of call off orders either by NAADS Secretariat or by the participating DLGs.
- Tea seedlings shall be delivered to the nearest farmer access points as agree during pre-supply meetings under the supervision of respective DLGs officials.
- All tea seedling suppliers shall be issued with documents acknowledging receipt of supplies.