Training on M&E for Agriculture and Rural Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 January 2019 - 08:00 to 25 January 2019 - 16:30
  Devimpact Institute Training Centre

About the course

Agriculture forms the backbone of many developing countries and is the main economic activity for the rural communities. Since its modest beginnings, the agricultural sector has become increasingly complex and multi-faceted. The challenge agriculture faces today is how to feed the world population in an equitable manner while protecting the environment from irreversible negative changes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) projects are designed, implemented as planned to aid in ending hunger and poverty.

This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M&E systems for effective management of ARD projects and programs. The learner is introduced to M&E frameworks indicators, tools and techniques for M&E for ARD.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decis

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Training on GIS in Monitoring and Evaluation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  14 January 2019 - 08:30 to 18 January 2019 - 16:30
  Devimpact Institute Training Centre

 About the course

By using the GIS to link data from multiple programs the training will make it possible to understand the individual programs better but also better understand the relationship between the programs. Spatial analysis techniques will also help with deriving outcomes measures.

To achieve set objectives, the training will also explore the technical topic of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods that are used worldwide in many development projects and the application of technical tools of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for project monitoring and management.

Target Participants

This training is designed for professionals in projects/programs who want to apply GIS to improve their monitoring and evaluation systems.

Course duration

5 Days

What you will learn

By the end of this training the participants will:

· Understand key concepts in M&E and GIS

· Learn about the working of M&E information management systems

· Learn how to collect data using mob

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Posted By in Valorisation & promotion des produits locaux
Posted 3 December 2018 at 08:41

Une mission d'évaluation de l'OIF.

Dans sa stratégie de promotion de l’entrepreneuriat Agricole pour une sécurité alimentaire durable, le réseau AgriProFocus (APF) mène plusieurs actions concrètes, pour accompagner et soutenir les productrices et producteurs mais également pour renforcer la promotion des produits locaux et la visibilité des acteurs de la transformation agroalimentaire. C’est dans cette optique que le réseau AgriProFocus Niger avec le soutien financier de l’Organisation Internationale de la francophonie (OIF) a facilité la mise en œuvre d’un projet de promotion des produits locaux transformés du Niger.

Ainsi dans le cadre de l’évaluation, de ce projet, le réseau AgriProFocus Niger a reçu dans ses locaux une mission de l’Organisation Internationale de la francophonie (OIF), le jeudi 29 novembre 2018.

Cette mission a eu un entretien sur l’exécution du projet avec la Coordinatrice par intérim du Réseau madame Hamani Zeinabou. Puis, a rencontré quelqu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:51

Newsletter Food  & Business Knowledge Platform September 2018 (#5)

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

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MUBARAK INUWA Thank you Nicole Metz,It is very important approach, to have such a Newsletter on food and business platform For September 2018#5.Alot of guidelines and principles on Agricultural skills and ideas would be derived.I hope, all the stalkholders on the themes would have a closer exchange of ideas on their deliberations.

3 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 September 2018 at 01:00


Evaluation of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2013-2018

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 relevance of the F&BKP in the Food and Nutrition Security field

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 July 2018 at 08:58

Food & Business Knowledge Platform Newsletter July 2018

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 May 2018 at 01:37

Measuring the nutrition effects of food security and agriculture programs

Sharing approaches, metrics and practices.

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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 April 2018 at 12:30

Job Oriented skills are becoming highly essential in the development industry especially in Monitoring and Evaluation.

Register today for a comprehensive training in M&E.

View more Project Management Courses https://bit.ly/2m7vreB


Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  04 June 2018 - 09:00 to 08 June 2018 - 04:30

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

Event: Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and Kobo Toolbox Course

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 23 February 2018 at 10:06

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 February 2018 at 08:13

Four ways to include a gender lens in your evaluation 

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.....

Read more about this blog written by FSG on their website

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 3 October 2017 at 10:40

Formation ScopeInsight

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 September 2017 at 11:30

Collective impact initiatives need an approach to performance measurement and evaluation that is as multi-faceted, responsive, and flexible as the initiatives themselves. 

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 Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact. 

 Top Takeaways

  1. Designing an evaluation for a collective impact initiative requires an understanding of the initiative’s maturity as well as the context.
  2. Collective impact is a problem-solving process; continuous learning is essential to its success.
  3. Different evaluation approaches are used at different stages of a collective impact initiative.

Source of the infographic below:  (The Collective Impact Forum, 2017)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 June 2017 at 08:44

10 things to know about evaluation and learning

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.

Akibodé Djodji

Dear LOES, thank you for sharing this 

The importance of monitoring and evaluation has become a priority in all serious organizations and for all projects. For AgriProFocus Mali, the tools developed by the network are well used, this is an opportunity to say thanks to Peter and The AKVO team in Mali. We greatly appreciated the exchanges we had with you this week to improve the survey questions

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 March 2017 at 02:53

F&BKP newsletter 2017 #01

Bulletin d'information Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2017 # 1

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

- RUAF analysis report “The role of private sector in city region food systems”

- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)

- ARF Country workshop in Uganda

- GCP Call with CCAFS on Climate Smart Agriculture

- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa

- Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security

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M&E Conference: Partnering for Success

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 March 2016 - 09:00 to 18 March 2016 - 17:00

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

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Middag van het Evalueren

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 December 2015, All Day Event
  The Hague, The Netherlands

Afternoon of Evaluation - save the date - wednesday 9 December.

Vice Versa, Erasmus Universiteit, Partos, het KIT, Wageningen University and Research Centre en de IOB (tbc) organize an afternoon in the Hague, the Netherlands, to take stock in terms of impact evaluations with decision makers from international development organizations (directors and program managers), scientists and people 'in the sector."

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

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AgriProFocus Zambia Review and    Planning Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  30 October 2015, 08:30-13:00

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: nkasongo@agriprofocus.com