Rural development and food security Projects

Impact assessment of the 2018 operations against food insecurity in Niger, implemented by the National Food Crisis Prevention and Mitigation Mechanism (DNPGCA)

The 2018 Support Plan (SP), developed by the Government of Niger (DNPGCA) and its partners, aimed at supporting the population groups in food and nutritional insecurity (around 3.8 million people). This by combining prevention, emergency and rehabilitation actions. Among the 14 operations planned as part of the Support Plan, 5 were covered by this evaluation: …

Support to the Implementation of the Agriculture Sector Wide Approach (ASWAp) and Green Belt Initiative (GBI) – Component 2: Irrigation – Malawi

The National Authorising Officer (NAO) in Malawi concluded five grant contracts (funded by the European Union) to improve farmers’ access to irrigated agriculture through the development of six medium scale irrigation schemes. The purpose of this assignment was to carry out a technical audit of 5 of these medium scale irrigation schemes. The specific objective …

Framework contract for the implementation of EU external aid 2018 (FWC SIEA 2018) : Lot 1 – Sustainable management of natural resources and resilience

The objective of the Framework Contract is to provide, via individual assignments, expertise which can be mobilised by the EU services on short notice. The expertise may be required at any stage of the project cycle (except financial audits) and may cover any sector(s) within a lot. The expertise may also cover any geographic area …

EU-China Young farmers programme

The objective of this 18-month service contract was to promote effective dissemination of best agricultural and environmental practices and capacity building in modern farming techniques among young farmers and young professionals in the agro-food sector both in China and in Europe. The action aimed at producing recommendations to practitioners and policy makers in the agricultural …

Technical assistance to the ASSOBACAM (Banana Association of Cameroon) and its members who benefit from the BAM Programme (Banana Accompanying Measures) – Phase II

The banana production in Cameroon is currently dominated by three groups of producers, two of them are private and one is a private-public group. The interests of the banana value chain in front of the Cameroonian and European authorities are defended by the Banana Association of Cameroon (“ASSOBACAM” in French). The specific objective of this …

Technical assistance for the transversal support to the inception of the SAN programme in Chad

The Food and Nutrition Security Project – SAN – with a financial allocation from the European Commission of € 156 million over 5 years, supports the Chadian government’s efforts to favor a multidimensional and multisectoral approach to medium and long-term development. This technical assistance mission supported the Ministry of the Economy and Development Planning in …

Final evaluation of the PROSANUT programme

The Programme for Food Security and Nutrition (PROSANUT) was a 4-year action funded from the European Commission’s budget amounting to 8 MEUR. A first component supported the Ministry of Agriculture to strengthen the agricultural sector information systems throughout the country designed to monitor the agricultural campaign and the market trends. The second component aimed to …

Formulation of the Sustainable Development Programme of the Agricultural Sector in Benin, component Capacity building in agricultural training and advisory services

In a context of reform of the agricultural sector and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP), the essence of the mission was to fix the conditions and modalities to develop, implement and make sustainable a country-wide system of agricultural training and advisory services (extension) aiming at improving the performance of family farms on …

Making agricultural investments sustainable and ecologically resilient to climate change in Kenya

Vision 2030 is Kenya’s main planning blueprint to be implemented through a series of 5-year, medium-term rolling plans (MTP), with flagship projects under the current MTP (2013-2017) focusing on promoting pathways to devolution, socio-economic development, equity and national unity. MTP 2 recognizes environmental conservation and management of natural capital as pivotal to Kenya’s agriculture-driven economic …

Technical Assistance in the conduct of a market basket survey for pesticide residues on agricultural produce in Trinidad and Tobago

Prospect C&S was contracted by the EU Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago to provide technical assistance in (i) the conduct of a survey to determine use patterns of pesticides by local farmers and (ii) the provision of recommendations for the development of specific regulations for pesticide residues in agriculture. This mission will also provide a …