Baseline Studies for Value Chain Development Projects

NADEP

National Agribusiness Development Programme (NADeP)

Period of contract – October 2016 to December 2016

Baseline Surveys for Contract Farming Project

National Agribusiness development Project (NADeP) is a five-year project with a total cost of USD 32.9 million   jointly financed by the GoSL and IFAD. The target group comprise of small farmers (with land holdings below 1 ha), women, landless and especially the youth. The objectives of the programme include marketing chain development, improved productivity, value addition through financial support and training.

The assignment consisted of a base line survey, analyze the current situation, identify needs, problems, socio economic status of beneficiaries, value chain analysis and development.

Conduct the base line survey adopting the IFAD Result and Impact Management System (RIMS) questionnaire. Primary survey covering the six provinces mentioned above which included Face to face Interviews (Household basis), Focus group Discussions and KIIs. Digital mapping of all households visited. Analysis of the baseline information establishing the current situation and identifying the needs, problems and potentials that can be addressed within the scope of project. Value chain analysis, identification of constraints and opportunities for value addition and suitable indicators for monitoring and evaluation. Triangulation with secondary data from sources such as UNICEF, UNDP, FAO, World Bank studies.