Support for Food Security Activities (SFSA)
Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC)
The Support for Food Security Activities (SFSA) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) is part of a newly expanded U.S. effort to reduce hunger and improve nutrition in eastern and southern Africa. This five-year contract provides USAID an efficient, rapid response mechanism to fund bilateral and regional agricultural development and food security programs in countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) as well as Tanzania.
The SFSA IQC supports the implementation of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP), efforts of African institutions to increase investments in agriculture, and the U.S. global hunger and food security programs, including the Feed the Future initiative, which seeks to harmonize regional hunger- and poverty-fighting efforts in countries with chronic food insecurity and insufficient production of staple crops to meet local and regional demand.
ACDI/VOCA will draw on its 50 years of agricultural value chain and food security experience in Africa to oversee efforts to integrate market-oriented humanitarian assistance with agricultural productivity, competitiveness and trade promotion interventions. Our SFSA team represents a consortium of top-experts in the fields of agriculture, food security, information and communications technology, monitoring and evaluation, nutrition, policy analysis, priorities setting and participatory approaches to economic growth and development.