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Cluster Evaluation of: Strengthening the Role of Women in Agriculture Development for Improved Household Food. Management Response

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    Cluster Evaluation of: Strengthening the Role of Women in Agriculture Development for Improved Household Food; Strengthening Policy Development and Coordination for Food and Nutrition Security in Afghanistan; Support to Extension Systems, Household Food a
    jun/16
    2016
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    The evaluation assessed the three projects as a thematic cluster, focusing on outcome level results and the most strategic outputs. It analysed the work and assessed the overall contribution by the programme in Afghanistan by emphasizing the intended and unintended results. The evaluation was carried out between September and December 2015, with field mission to Afghanistan from the end of September to the middle of October 2015. The evaluation had contacted stakeholders, including target groups , at central level (ministries and directorates), provincial level (two provinces) and district level (three districts). In addition to contacting project staff, and staff of the FAO Representation in Afghanistan, the mission contacted one of the LTOs based in Bangkok.
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    Cluster evaluation of “Establishing a hunger-free initiative for West Africa” and “Mainstreaming nutrition in CAADP and agriculture policies and programmes in sub-Saharan Africa”
    Project codes: GCP/RAF/476/GER and GCP/RAF/477/GER
    2020
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    Challenges integrating nutrition and the elimination of hunger in agricultural programmes persist, especially in West Africa. Difficulties lie in the lack of overall understanding of the links between agriculture, nutrition and food security, in countries’ institutional capacity to concretize agriculture nutrition linkages, minimal coordination amongst key actors from multiple sectors and across countries, as well as the existence of the necessary enabling environment to support nutrition-sensitive agricultural policies. The projects GCP/RAF/476/GER “Establishing a hunger-free initiative for West Africa”, and GCP/RAF/477/GER “Mainstreaming nutrition in CAADP and agriculture policies and programmes in sub-Saharan Africa”, aimed to address the challenge of mainstreaming nutrition and hunger into agricultural initiatives in West Africa, especially the countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). A clustered, final evaluation, conducted from December 2017 to March 2018, assessed outcomes from both projects. The evaluation scope covered all countries in West Africa, while the evaluation team conducted field visits in Ghana, Namibia, Madagascar and Togo. Overall, both projects achieved the majority of intended outputs, and these activities aligned with countries’ needs. However, weak monitoring and evaluation of activities, including less than optimal monitoring indicators, hindered the projects’ ability to fully convey their achievements.
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    Best practices to support and improve the livelihoods of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture households
    APFIC/FAO regional consultative workshop
    2009
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    Ensuring that fisheries and aquaculture are undertaken sustainably and equitably lies at the heart of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF). Although the CCRF offers some suggestions as to the major areas where this should be applied, it does not offer specific guidance on best practice. It is the function of working arrangements such as the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) to develop this sort of guidance, applicable to the local context of the region and, as part its advocacy role, to bring to the attention of policy-makers, governments, regional organizations and non-governmental organizations, those approaches and practices which offer the best opportunities for improving livelihoods and building resilience in communities. Too often, well intentioned policies are implemented that result in unintended outcomes such as environmental degradation, marginalization of small-scale producers and their families or see benefits captured by other interest gr oups or elites. It is through taking stock of such lessons of success and failure that we can offer guidance on future efforts and draw attention to those policies or interventions that may not be achieving their intended outcomes or are even creating more problems than they solve. This report contains a set of recommendations developed from an APFIC Regional Consultative workshop that indicate those areas of best practice and policies that support coastal community livelihoods. It also cont ains advice on practices and policies that are to be avoided. The purpose of the workshop was to generate a greater sense of where Asia-Pacific countries and organizations should be directing their efforts to improve livelihoods and the resilience of communities dependent on fisheries and aquaculture and to set the stage for future dialogue on policy planning and development in the region.

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