Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Programme
The evaluation reveals that the programme activities brought about improvements in the production and productivity of crops and livestock in the targeted area, through training of farmers and on-farm demonstrations, along with the distribution of inputs and farm implements. The programme also promoted conservation agriculture and contributed positively towards improving the environmental quality in the three districts covered by the programme, leading to a more efficient use of the existing natural resources. At the same time, a weak monitoring and evaluation system led to a number of difficulties in assessing the programme's impact on rural poverty. In addition, the programme activities were not fully integrated in the Government operations due to limited ownership and coordination among the central and district-level institutions.
23 June 2014