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15. Life on land

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  • End of Term Review of the Mobilising More for Climate programme (MoMo4C)

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    KIT conducted the end of-term Review (ETR) of the five-year MoMo4C programme which used a landscape approach to mobilise funding for projects implementing Bankable Nature Solutions to tackle climate change. Programme background WWF Netherlands, IUCN and Tropenbos are working together to address the financial gap in tackling climate change. Some countries, hit hardest by the […]

  • Mid-term evaluation of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) programme 2021-2025

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    This report presents the findings of the mid-term evaluation (MTE) of the second phase of IDH’s Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ISLA programme was first launched in 2015 and is now half-way its second funding period (2021-2025). In view thereof, the purpose of this MTE is—besides accountability to […]

  • Evaluation of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) programme

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    In september 2023, KIT completed a mid-term evaluation of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes, an international land use management programme of the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The evaluation assesses whether ISLA is on track to reach its goals, and provides recommendations for the second half of the programme. […]

  • A machine learning tool to estimate net annual income of cocoa and coffee farming households

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    What is the income of farming households and does it afford a decent living standard? This is a key question to answer in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of interventions seeking to improve livelihoods of farmers at the starting points of global supply chains such as cocoa and coffee. The answer requires primary data collection […]

  • Agriculture & Health are Inseparably Linked in Work Towards Sustainable & Economic Development

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    This working paper presents a framework to account for the links between agriculture and health in low- and middle-income countries. It is aimed at supporting public and private sector donors as well as practitioners in the design of strategies, interventions, applied research, and action towards strengthening the resilience of farmers and households by improving agriculture […]

  • Inclusive Conservation and Livelihoods in Tropical Forests: Exploring Gender Transformative Approaches

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    KIT Institute and Farm Africa are conducting a participatory action research study on forest conservation, livelihoods, and gender in the Bale Ecoregion in Ethiopia. The study will guide and support women in communities around the Harenna forest in the pursuit of alternative income-generating activities that empower them, improve their wellbeing, and that contribute to forest […]

  • Applying a Theory of Change based approach to Livestock Research for Development: Learnings from the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock agri-food systems

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    The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock provided research-based solutions to help smallholder farmers, pastoralists, and agro-pastoralists transition to sustainable and resilient livelihoods, and to profitable enterprises that will help feed future generations. An important component of the CRP Livestock research agenda is to demonstrate how livestock research can translate into impact through livestock value chain […]

  • Livestock research for development: lessons learned from the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock agri-food systems

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    The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock provided research-based solutions to help smallholder farmers, pastoralists, and agro-pastoralists transition to sustainable and resilient livelihoods, and to profitable enterprises that will help feed future generations. The aim of the program was to increase the productivity and profitability of livestock agri-food systems in sustainable ways, making meat, milk, and […]

  • Evaluation of the IDH-NICFI “Connecting Production, Protection & Inclusion” Landscape Programme

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    Landscape approaches seek to reconcile social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. The Sustainable Trade Initiative’s (IDH) pioneering role in promoting such landscape transformation is captured in the Production, Protection & Inclusion (PPI) approach – a three-pronged process that focuses on sustainably increasing productivity, protecting […]

  • West African Food System Resilience

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    The West African region supplies most of the food for its growing population, which now exceeds 400 million. West African countries meet most of the region’s needs for coarse grains, tuber and root crops, vegetables, fruits, and meat (excluding some areas of fast-growing consumption such as chicken). Generic data and their interpretations obscure the region’s […]

  • The potential of land shareholding cooperatives for inclusive agribusiness development in Africa

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    Land Shareholding Cooperatives centralize management over fragmented farmland by converting farmers’ plots into shares. While these cooperatives have been widely successful in boosting agricultural commercialization among rural smallholders in China, their potential has not yet been recognized in the African context. To fill this gap, this paper presents and discusses a theoretical framework based on […]

  • Value Chain Approaches for Social Change

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    Over the past decades, there has been an extensive transformation in global agri-food value chains, resulting in advances in efficiency, food quality, and food safety. Despite this transformation, many farmers and labourers active as primary producers in these chains have not experienced improvements in their living standards. Based on a study conducted in 2020 by […]