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Mid-term evaluation of the ‘Farmers’ Clubs for Wealth Creation among Smallholder Farmers in Mozambique’


Monitoring and Evaluation, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management

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Mid-term evaluation ADPP Farmers’ Club project to provide evidence of the performance of the programme to date and likely impact in future; to analyze the performance of the farmers participating in the project in comparison to other farmers in the same or neighboring districts; to analyse reasons behind possible successes and failure; to provide recommendations on changes in the project to ensure the sustainability of its results and to maximize its impact; and to assess the risk management in the project implementation.

The ‘Farmers’ Clubs’ project is a 5-year project with a budget of Euro 8,8 million, implemented by Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo (ADPP) and Foundation of Netherland´s Volunteers (SNV) and funded by the MFA of Finland. The project purpose is threefold: 1) Improve household food security by strengthening farming diversification and productivity, 2) . Improve access to markets and financial resources to increase the farmers’ share of agricultural value chains, and 3) Improve environmental, water and sanitation conditions and increase health awareness for farmers and their families.

The purpose of the mid-term evaluation (MTE) was to assess if the Project is on track and aligned to the Project Document and MFA guidelines and if the Project strategy is still relevant and the most effective for the Project region and if changes are required to have to ensure the sustainability of the results and to the best possible impact of the Project during the remaining years of implementation. The evaluation was based on the standard OECD-DAC evaluation criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability). The evaluation covered the “cross-cutting objectives” of climate resilience and gender, as well as the application of Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) in the project design and implementation.