In its September newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents reports of several workshops, among them the session about the UNSC resolution 2417 on conflict and hunger; the Food Systems Approach workshop at the WUR SDG conference; and the CoP on Youth, employment and migration.
And information is shared about two calls under the NL-CGIAR partnership, one for senior experts and one for a PPP and Research Uptake expert.
Furthermore, the Platform refers to the evaluation 2013/2018 “Co-creating (Dutch) diamonds, gold (standards) and silver (bullets) in the food security and agricultural business maze” by Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek, which is available at the F&BKP website.
Moreover, a new topic on the Knowledge Portal, is highlighted, where Food and Nutrition Security professionals can find relevant cutting-edge knowledge products on Food security & stability. To stay tuned to specific topics of t... Read more
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed to do a review for the first phase of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), 2013 – 2018. AgriProFocus is among the consortium members that had set up and implemented the Office facilitating this Platform. The Evaluators Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek were appointed to look at the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the Platform and based on this to formulate recommendations for the future outlook of the Platform. And as such to provide input to the Ministry for decision making on a possible second phase of the F&BKP. Please find below the review highlights; a link to the full PDF can be found at the bottom of this page.
The activities of the F&BKP enhance all three strategic Dutch policy goals for Food and Nutrition Security, with most emphasis on the two first goals (Eradicating existing hunger and mal... Read more
This newsletter includes interesting articles on the following issues:
- Dutch Food Security Policy Evaluation (2012-2016) was published by IOB and discussed in a multistakeholder dialogue in The Netherlands on 31 May. Blogs with outcomes of that dialogue, as well as links to the full Evaluation report can be found here. http://knowledge4food.net/iob-dialogue-summary-outcomes/
- Youth and Agripreneurship workshop, including the Youth caravan and Youth market, which the Platform co-organized together with AgriProFocus during the foodFIRST conference on 1 June.
- Studies on the Learning Platforms for land-based investments (Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda)
- Final report of a study on Agribusiness-Based Advisory Services by KIT, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the F&BKP, which was discussed during a workshop on June 19.
- Report explaining the Food Systems Approach (by Wageningen University Economic Research, commissioned by Ministry of Agricultu... Read more
This new brochure presents experiences and practical lessons of members of the Netherlands Working Group for International Nutrition (NWGN) (e.g. ICCO, SNV and KIT), and opportunities for action by NGOs, companies and public institutions. It summarises the findings from an internal workshop by NWGN in December 2017 held at KIT/Royal Tropical Institute.
Support of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform helped realising this brochure.
The brochure will serve as input for an expert meeting with a key note by IFPRI this Thursday 17 May 2018 in The Hague. (fully booked)
This is the link to the brochure: http://knowledge4food.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/nwgn_nutrition-metrics-publication180515.pdf
!Find the outcomes of the expert meeting on 17 May on www.knowledge4food.net soon.
Indepth Research Services- IRES would like to invite you to a high impact training in Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and Kobo Toolbox Course to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 04th to 08th June 2018
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 04th – 08th June 2018.
This five-day course is aimed at providing an overview of results-based monitoring and evaluation methods with practical applications of tools and methods. This course will provide participants with M&E tools, techniques and resources needed for planning, organizing, and/or managing programs and projects. Through exercises and group work, participants will learn the links between results-based measurement, monitoring and program evaluation. Time will be allotted for practical exercises and informal question and answer sessions around common M&E problem areas. Participants will also be pr... Read more
Event: M & E, Data Management & Analysis for Agriculture & Rural Development Programmes Course
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 19th – 23rd March 2018.
The course is job-oriented, and the training approach is interactive. It provides the participants with the possibility to learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other.
The demand for data on impact of policies, programmes and interventions on agriculture and rural development is rapidly growing. Both governments and civil society have a need for information on food and nutrition conditions and trends and the impact of policies and interventions.
Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment are undertaken by governments, NGOs, international agencies and donors. The course emphasizes the need for careful selection of indicators in designing information support systems at various administrative levels and the skills required for analysis and int... Read more
FSG: Four Ways to Incorporate a Gender Lens in Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts
Across the social sector, we have seen growing interest in bringing a gender lens to social change—from foundations and nonprofits aligning to the Sustainable Development Goals to businesses looking to create shared value. As organizations deepen their gender-related programming and companies invest in gender equity, there is one question that is inevitably raised: how do we measure that?
The first thing to know about gender-sensitive measurement is that it doesn’t just apply to programs that have an explicit gender focus. It’s something that becomes a foundational aspect of an organization’s measurement and evaluation approaches across its portfolio, enabling it to address inequities in how programs are rolled out and influence different groups.....
ICCO Coopération a organisé une formation du 11 au 15 Septembre 2017 avec la facilitation de votre réseau AgriProFocus sur l’outil d’évaluation de Scope Insight basic.
L’objectif de cette évaluation est d’aider deux coopératives COPROKAZAN et COPROKASY qui sont des Coopératives de productrices de Karité de Zantièbougou et Siby à mieux comprendre les forces et les faiblesses de leur organisation et d’identifier les domaines essentiels dans lesquels des améliorations peuvent être apportées. Pendant une semaine, la formatrice Mme Bibiane Katu à initier les 10 participants sur les 08 dimensions de Scope Basic à savoir : les opérations, la gestion interne, les risques externes, la gestion financière,les approvisionnements, les marchés, l’environnement favorable et la durabilité.
Après avoir soumis l’évaluation à un contrôle qualité auprès des experts de scope, un premier rapport sera partagé avec ICCO et les Coopératives pour la vali... Read more
As a multi-stakeholder initiative you probably want to work towards creating the same impact: shared impact! This also means thinking about a shared measurement of the impact, with learning as continuous underlying factor in this change process. FSG, re-imaging social change, presented a Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact.
Source of the infographic below: (The Collective Impact Forum, 2017)
I would like to share an interesting presentation about evaluation, and how it can work for learning purposes. Evaluation is essential to grow as an individual, team and organisation, but there are still many misconceptions about what it is - and how it should be used.
The ODI's Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) put together essential 'things to know' about evaluation in 10 infographics. Interested to read? You can find the infographics in both a PDF in English and a PDF in French.
Link / Lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/
- Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems
- Stakeholder perceptions & future outlook of Food & Business Knowledge Platform
- Potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa
- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)
- ARF Country workshop in Uganda
- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa
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Partnerships for development are crucial. Global efforts have focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, as the issues being tackled are increasingly recognised as complex. Collective action is unavoidable as the post-2015 UN development agenda stresses. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can help strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs). M&E can support the learning and decision making processes, holding partners accountable or in assessing the functioning of partnerships and how they can reach more sustainable results.
This conference is the 8th annual ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ event organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR,and Learning by Design, in collaboration with the PPPLab. The two-day conference (17-18 March) will connect the realities of those working in practice with ideas from people who are thought leaders on the partnership topic. Some 28 contributions from all over the world will ensure a lively and thoughtful opportunity to qu... Read more
Invitation in Dutch:
2015 is het International Year of Evaluation. “Evidence for the world we want. Using evaluations to improve people’s lives through better policy making”. Dat is het motto. Hoe staan we er eigenlijk voor met het gebruik van evidence in de Nederlandse sector van internationale ontwikkelingsorganisaties? Gebruiken wij de kracht van evaluatie op de juiste manier? En zo niet, hoe kan dat beter?
Datum: woensdag 9 december 2015
Tijd: 12:30-17:00 uur (na afloop borrel)
Locatie: LEI Wageningen UR, Alexanderveld 5 - Den Haag
De middag wordt georganiseerd door een groot aa... Read more
AgriProFocus Zambia is inviting its members to its annual Evaluation, Review and Planning meeting to be held on 30th October, 2015 in Lusaka.
The meeting will include;
- Presentations of the Results of the Agri-Business Finance Fairs (Chipata and Choma).
- Review of the Network accomplishments this year.
- Group discussion on focus areas for next year, among others.
If you are interested in being part of this meeting. kindly email me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org