Monitoring and Evaluation for Feed the Future Feedback Program

FEEDBACK is a major evaluation, performance monitoring, and knowledge-E42sharing program with a primary objective of providing the best available empirical evidence from the Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative to inform policy, investment, and intervention decisions aimed at improving food security in vulnerable countries. FTF is a major new US-led multi-agency, multi-country initiative, announced by President Obama in 2009 at the G-8 L’Aquila Conference, to target hunger and poverty through interventions to sustainably increase agricultural productivity, support and facilitate access to strong markets, increase incomes to allow the poor to meet their needs, and reduce undernutrition. Under FEEDBACK, CPC staff are conducting two impact evaluations: The Zambia Gender and Groundnut Value Chains (GNVC) impact evaluation aims to test the hypothesis that the gender interventions implemented by Feed the Future/Zambia (PROFIT+ and Better Life Alliance) will assist in maintaining or increasing women’s control over production, marketing/sales, and proceeds from groundnuts as groundnut commercialization increases. To view the results from the baseline survey, go to http://agrilinks.org/library/baseline-report-impact-evaluation-gender-and-groundnut-value-chains-zambia The Malawi Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (INVC) impact evaluation aims to test the hypothesis that integrating nutrition interventions alongside agricultural value chain interventions will contribute to a greater reduction in malnutrition among children under 3 years of age, compared to nutrition improvements anticipated from stand-alone value chain activities.

Principal Investigator: Siân L. Curtis

CPC Fellow Investigators: Gustavo Angeles , Margaret E. Bentley

Funding Source: USAID Westat, Inc.

Grant Number: 6015-S03

Funding Period: 5/11/2012 - 5/6/2017

Primary Research Area: Population Health

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