DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING MODULE FOR MILLET PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND VALUE ADDITION

Duration: 75 days

Background

SELCO Foundation seeks to inspire and implement sustainable energy driven solutions that alleviate poverty. These sustainable energy driven solutions inclusive of energy efficiency and green built environments are aimed at improving quality of life and livelihoods. SELCO firmly believes that an end- user centric, demand driven approach that focuses on ecosystem building, leads to interventions that are long-term and replicable.

As one of the priority sectors, SELCO Foundation is actively integrating sustainable energy driven solutions for challenges in the agriculture sector for commodity value chains such as rice, millets, spices, tomato, potato and other horticulture produce. The goal is to develop sustainable energy solutions across these agricultural value chains in order to increase food security, diversify farm incomes and reduce drudgery across processes for on-farm technology, post-harvest processing & value addition. Specifically, looking at technologies that bring about value among small marginal farmers and entrepreneurs, FPOs, FPC's, SHGs and other stakeholders. In this regard, SELCO seeks consultancy services to develop a training module with detailed curriculum for training stakeholders on Production, processing and value addition in millet value chain.

Goal

The ‘International Year of Millets 2023’, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), is an opportunity to represent the extensive scope within the Millet value chain at a global level. As we approach the coming year, SELCO Foundation strives to build a holistic and robust ecosystem around every nodal point within the millet value chain; which can cater to the needs of small and marginalized farming communities within India as well as set a precedent for global sectoral sustainability. The aim of the project is to develop the training module with a comprehensive training curriculum to train community-based organizations as well as individual farmers.

Objective

The objective of the training module development is to provide knowledge and skills to individuals or groups involved in decentralized millet processing on the different stages involved in processing millet such as Processing, O&M, effective business planning & branding and marketing.

Scope of work

Under this work the consultant/agency is expected to develop training modules, and training tools (PPT, Posters, IEC) for the following.

  • Background, need & importance of millets as climate resilient crops for nutrition and food security
  • Importance and need of Decentralized Renewable Energy driven solutions in the millet value chain.
  • Training manual should comprise illustrations and the essential procedures that are supposed to be followed in millet processing and primary value addition
  • Training manual should include
    • Standard package of practice and processes in millet processing
    • Technology specifications, process flow and handling machineries & solar in the millet value chain (especially post-harvest processing):Millet post-harvest processing Machinery -Precleaner, Huller, Destoner, Grader, Polisher and Pulveriser - its key features and usage
  • Standard operating procedures
    • Do’s and Don'ts,
    • Precautionary measures for operating and handling the machinery, &
    • Safety measures
  • Maintenance - Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of machine and solar
  • Training module should comprise the components and methods for agri-business focusing on
    • Improvement and expansion of business for FPOs / SHGs / Individuals
    • Branding and Packaging
    • Marketing
  • Trainers and trainees tool-kit
    • User manual briefing for master trainers and facilitators
    • User guidelines booklet for trainees / end user

Methodology:

The agency/consultant will undertake the following:

  • Prioritize the training need:A desk review of existing program documents, reports to know the training needs of the targeted audience
  • Define the learning objective: Learning objectives should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) and should align with the identified training needs.
  • The agency/consultant will meet the experts within the organization, discuss and understand the subject-specific write-up and the flow of the content.
  • Field visits for better understanding of the process.
  • Two rounds of review and feedback from the review team from SELCO Foundation
  • Design the training content: Designing and finalization of training module after the review from SELCO Foundation.
  • Based on the learning objectives, design the content for the training module. Use of multimedia, case studies, and interactive activities can help to make the training more effective and engaging.

  • Develop the training materials: After designing the content, develop the training materials, including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, video bytes and other training aids. Ensure that the materials are visually appealing, easy to read, and accessible to all learners.
  • Pilot test the training module: Before finalizing the training module, pilot test it with a small group of learners to get feedback on the content, materials, and delivery. Use the feedback to make any necessary revisions and improvements to the module.
  • Deliver the training: Once the training module has been finalized in consultation with the SELCO Foundation team deliver the training to the target audience. Ensure that the delivery is engaging, interactive, and meets the needs of the learners.
  • Evaluate the training: After the training has been delivered, evaluate its effectiveness using a variety of methods such as surveys, quizzes, or feedback forms. Use the evaluation data to make improvements to the training module for future delivery.

Deliverables:

ToC

  • Introduction
  • The importance and need for DRE driven solution
  • Standard Package of Practices
  • Schematic Design
  • Technical specification of components
  • Key features
  • Installations
  • Maintenance
  • Safety SoP
  • Troubleshooting
  • SHG/FPO Agri Business: Marketing, Branding, Packaging, Marketing
  • *This draft ToC is a basic outline, each chapter is expected to cover all the sub themes within the enlisted contents

    *Contents mentioned are not restricted to the above components and need to be further elaborated upon

2. Training deck / ppt - 1

3. Training handouts

  • Posters
  • Video bytes
  • Tools - the softer version
  • Trainers and Trainees Toolkit

Agencies or individuals are requested to submit separate PDF documents for all of the above and name the file –Proposal for “Training module for Millet production, processing and Value addition” (Agency Name) _DD/MM/YYYY. We request you to submit your proposal by 09/05/2023 to Procurement@selcofoundation.org

Annexure

A. PROPOSAL FORMAT

Training module development for DRE driven Post harvest processing in Millets

Cover Page

The cover page should include the Title of the project, name of the consultant/agency, the title of the proposal, the name of the client, and the date of submission.

Executive Summary

The executive summary should be a brief overview of the proposal, including the background, goal, objective, scope of work, methodology, and deliverables.

Introduction

The introduction should provide a brief overview of the project and its importance. It should also introduce the consultant/agency and provide relevant background information.

Background

The background section should provide a detailed description of the project, including the challenges faced in the millet value chain especially in post-harvest processing and the need for training material for sustainable energy-driven solutions. The training material should also highlight the importance of millets as climate-resilient crops for nutrition and food security.

Goal

The goal section should clearly state the overall goal, which is to develop a comprehensive training module for the millet value chain.

Objective

The objective section should clearly state the objective of the training module development, which is to provide knowledge and skills to individuals or groups involved in decentralized millet processing.

Scope of Work

The scope of work section should provide a detailed description of the work to be undertaken by the consultant/agency. This should include the development of training modules, training tools (PPT, Posters, IEC), and training manuals.

Methodology

The methodology section should provide a detailed description of the methodology to be used by the consultant/agency. This should include prioritizing the training need, defining the learning objectives, meeting with experts, field visits, review and feedback, designing the training content, developing the training materials, pilot testing the training module, delivering the training, and evaluating the training.

Deliverables

The deliverables section should clearly state the expected deliverables of the project, which is the training modules with detailed curriculum for facilitator guide / booklet.

Timeframe

The time frame section should provide a detailed timeline for the project, including the start and end dates for each phase of the project.

Budget

The budget section should provide a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with the project. This should include the consultant/agency fees, travel expenses, expenses related to documentation, illustration, forating, printing and any other expenses related to the project.

Conclusion

The conclusion should summarize the key points of the proposal and reiterate the importance of the project. It should also provide contact information for the consultant/agency.

B.  EVALUATION CRITERIA

Accuracy and Relevance:The proposal should demonstrate an accurate and relevant understanding of millet post-harvest processing practices and techniques.
Learning Objectives: The proposed training module should have clear, measurable, and achievable learning objectives that align with the intended outcomes of the training.
Curriculum Design:The proposal should include a well-designed curriculum with clear and concise lesson plans, training materials, and assessment tools.
Engaging Content:The proposed training module should use engaging and interactive content that captures the attention of learners and encourages participation.
Adaptability: The training module should be adaptable to the needs of various audiences, including farmers, processors, and other stakeholders.
Technical Accuracy: The training module should be technically accurate, up-to-date, and based on sound scientific principles and research.
Evaluation Plan:Evaluation Plan: The proposal should include a clear plan for evaluating the effectiveness of the training module and measuring its impact on learners.
Budget and Resources:The proposal should provide a realistic budget and demonstrate that sufficient resources are available to support the development and delivery of the training module.