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About Tanager

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is an international nonprofit that brings people together at the table, on the ground, and across supply chains to co-create economic and social opportunities that change lives. Working closely with our partners, we align interests to expand market access and unlock the full potential of shared market opportunities that result in reliable supply chains, stable incomes, healthy families, and resilient communities. Established in 1993, we work with the ACDI/VOCA family of companies to make agriculture work better for people. We offer a focused and diligent team of locally based experts and international advisors who work with our partners to reach common goals.

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Project Overview

The first phase of the Shubh Mint Project (Shubh Mint 1.0) was co-created by Tanager and Mars Wrigley (Mars) and implemented by Tanager. Shubh Mint 1.0 was a five-year program (2017-2021), and the goal was to ensure the profitability of mint for smallholder farmers and the sustainability of the Indian natural mint oil industry. The first phase worked with 22,000 farmers to increase yields by 50% and double farmer incomes. For the second phase of the program (Shubh Mint 2.0), the program looks to build off successes and lessons learned from the first phase and create a scaled, inclusive, and traceable crude mint oil supply chain. Shubh Mint 2.0 has three major objectives, listed below:

Objective 1: Maintain Mint Farmer Income Gains from Shubh Mint 1.0

Objective 2: Create an inclusive sustainable supply chain through the creation of a two-tiered farmer producer company system

Objective 3: Unlock Opportunities for Women

Assignment Overview

The main objective of this assignment is to understand the need for services in SHG communities related to, but not limited
by mint or agriculture that serve as potential IGAs for women in SHGs. The analysis will include identifying associated skills needed to take up the IGAs. The assignment will also seek to understand what skills and resources women possess that would enable them to participate in potential IGAs. Specifically, the assignment will look to:
• Identify service needs in communities within the mint sector and other economic areas agreed upon by the project team1;
• Understand market demand for services;
• Understand skills and resources needed to participate in select services and to what extent women possess the skills and have access to/control over resources; and
• Outline the feasibility/potential timeline for bringing together the need for services and women’s ability to participate in service provision based on their skills and access to/control over resources.

For more information, including how to apply, please download the full Request for Proposal Below (available in Word) and follow the instructions contained therein.

Request for Proposal – Skill Gap Analysis





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