Impact Assessment Guidelines

Bernard Triomphe (CIRAD, France) conducted a study to design a set of generic impact assessment guidelines for Local Innovation Support Funds/Facilities (LISFs) to be used / adapted by all Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) engaged in the Farmer Access to Innovation Resources (FAIR) project. The guidelines were developed, adapted and field tested together with two CPs: in Cambodia (May–June 2009) and in Ethiopia (December 2009).

These guidelines for assessing the relevance of the LISFs and the activities they support look at four elements:

  1. The extent to which LISF support has led to development of improved practices
    and systems of NRM;
  2. The extent to which these practices and systems have spread among farmers/
    pastoralists and their impact on local livelihoods;
  3. The change in capacities/capabilities of farmers and other land-users to access
    relevant information and to develop technical and socio-organisational innovations;
  4. The change in openness and interest of agricultural research &development agencies to support and work with local innovators and their groups.

The 38-page guidelines made available in early 2010 can be found here.

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