CGIAR / Dairying / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Value Chains

India dairy value chain situation analysis: Call for short-term consultant services

The CGIAR Livestock and Fish research program, led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), aims to increase the productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems in sustainable ways, making meat, milk and fish more available and affordable to poor consumers across the developing world. The program works in several countries on developing livestock and fish value chains. India is one of the important implementation sites of the program where it plans to work in selected Indian states to strengthen smallholder dairy value chains.


ILRI seeks to recruit a consultant to deliver “a situational analysis report of the smallholder dairy value chains for India and for two Indian states (Bihar and Assam)”, as per the general guidelines at this web address.

The report will be in three main parts, with the first part providing the requested information at a national level for India overall while the other two parts will cover the State specific information for Assam and Bihar. Note that ILRI and partners conducted a state-wide assessments study in Assam in 2007, so the current assignment for Assam may involve updating and expansion of that study.

Required Expertise

  •  Proven experience in similar assignments in livestock/dairy sector in India, preferably in Bihar and Assam
  • Given the extent of the required work the application by a group of consultants is encouraged including expertise/experience in agricultural economics and livestock sciences.
  • Adherence to deadlines is essential.
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Access to relevant data sources and expertise in collating and analysing data sectoral and production data.

Duration of the Assignment

3-4 Months

How to express interest

Interested parties are requested to send the following documents by 20 June 2013 to ILRI-New Delhi
Email: ; with a copy to Ms. Roma Oli,

  • Letter of interest (maximum 3 pages)
  • CVs of proposed experts
  • Examples of previous assignments
  • Tentative budget

Shortlisted applicants will be requested to submit a detailed work-plan and detailed budget quote for the assignment.

All queries and applications should be sent to:

ILRI New Delhi
Email: ; with a copy to Ms. Roma Oli,

Download the report outline