Rural livelihoods (agriculture)

Rural livelihoods (agriculture) is the sector where we have undertaken most studies, the projects we have conducted in this area are listed below:

 

Diageo, Kenya: Evaluation of Diageo’s local raw materials programme, connecting sorghum farmers in Eastern and Western Kenya with access to markets, training, and agricultural inputs. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Carried out by Bath SDR between October – December 2020.

Diageo, Cameroon: Impact study of Diageo’s ‘Water of Life’ programme in Mayo-Kani district in Cameroon. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Carried out by Bath SDR between June – September 2019.

Diageo, Uganda: Impact study of Diageo’s programme to support smallholder sorghum and cassava producers in two districts in Uganda. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups across various farmer’s groups in each district. Carried out by Bath SDR between June – August 2017.

Diageo, Ethiopia: ‘Deep dive’ impact study of Diageo’s programme to support smallholder barley producers in two Zones of Oromia Region. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups across two farmer’s groups in each Zone. Carried out by Bath SDR between July – September 2016. Diageo have shared their summary of the report here.

 

 

 

Aga Khan Development Network, Pakistan. Two QuIP studies commissioned by Aga Khan Development Network in northern Pakistan. The first evaluated Aga Khan Foundation‘s ‘Satpara Development Project’  (24 interviews and 4 focus groups) and the second evaluated Aga Khan Rural Support Programme‘s ‘Food Security Project, Programme for Resource Poor Valleys’ (48 interviews and 8 focus groups). Both carried out by Bath SDR between May – September 2019.

 

Send a Cow, Ethiopia: Evaluation of Send a Cow‘s ‘Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Opportunities’ programme in Southern Ethiopia. 36 interviews and 6 focus groups conducted across three kebeles. Carried out by Bath SDR between December 2018 – January 2019.

 

Self Help Africa, Burkina Faso: Evaluation of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project, ‘Realising Agricultural Productivity Gains’. 24 interviews and 4 focus groups. Carried out by Bath SDR between October – December 2017.

Self Help Africa, Zambia: Evaluation of the Irish Aid Local Development Programme in Zambia. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups across various farmer’s groups in two districts. Carried out by Bath SDR between May – June 2017.

Self Help Africa, Kenya: Post project QuIP impact study of the Gorta Self-Help Africa Community Based Seed Systems Project in Western Kenya. 24 interviews and 4 focus group discussions across six farmer’s groups and two counties. Carried out by Bath SDR between February – April 2016.

 

Tree Aid, Ghana: Evaluation of Tree Aid’s Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) project on the livelihoods and wellbeing of intended beneficiaries at the household level. 24 interviews and 4 focus groups. Carried out by Bath SDR between January – February 2017.

 

Acumen, India: Development of a ‘Lean’ approach to the QuIP using telephone interviews to assess the impact of a social impact investment project with a dairy company in Kerala. Oct 2016.

 

Oxfam GB, Ethiopia: Post-project QuIP study assessing the impact of Oxfam‘s Coffee Value Chain project on women’s empowerment in Jimmu Zone, Oromia Region – complementing a quasi-experimental impact assessment. 48 interviews and 8 focus group discussions across six coffee cooperative groups. Carried out by Bath SDR between April – July 2016. You can read Oxfam’s review of the two evaluations here.