The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) intends to catalyse and sustain an inclusive agricultural transformation in Africa by increasing incomes and improving food security for 30 million farming households in 11 focus countries. KIT is supporting AGRA in achieving this ambition by measuring and assessing progress at a household and agricultural systems level. This should provide AGRA with the right information and insights to to adjust its programmes where necessary and to ensure a positive impact.
Led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent, AGRA puts smallholder farmers at the centre of Africa’s growing economy. AGRA is the implementing partner of the Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) programme funded by Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
AGRA’s focus areas are diverse, covering government policies, value chain stakeholders, and smallholder practices and investments, with cross-cutting themes such as resilience, women and youth empowerment, capacity development and employment creation.
KIT’s monitoring, evaluation and learning team has a strong reputation for executing complex and diverse evaluation assignments. KIT is AGRA’s partner in monitoring PIATA’s progress, ensuring that successes can be tracked, and challenges acknowledged. All are shared among other participating countries, enabling maximum value for money and accountability. Based on our extensive experience in the focus countries and local networks, our in-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, KIT developed a rigorous mixed-method framework to assess changes at both farm and system levels.
KIT tracks systemic changes by conducting stakeholder interviews, workshops, and focus group discussions, in the participating countries. The results of the quantitative farm level survey feed into an interactive dashboard developed by KIT, allowing the data to be accessed by a country- and crop-based focus.
Every year, the challenges, opportunities, and progress of the various systems, such as markets, inputs, seeds, finance, policies and government support, are tracked and reported on for each country, allowing systemic progress to be assessed over time. At the household level, the wealth of data collected provides a benchmark upon which AGRA’s future results will be measured and compared. By helping AGRA to measure, quantify, and evaluate its work, KIT supports its positive impact on the lives of 30 million farmers across the African continent.
- A minimum of 12,000 household surveys across 7 countries
- Focus on five crops (maize, cowpea, soybean, rice and beans)
- Conduct 22 system analyses across 11 countries.
Mixed-methods: Rwanda, Tanzania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria.
Systems-analysis: Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia.