Analyse der Langzeitwirkung von landwirtschaflticher Fachberatung durch das SUSTENTA Programm in Sofala and Inhambane
The project aims to improve the impact of the national SUSTENTA programme on the food security and livelihoods of female and male smallholder farmers in Sofala and Inhambane by providing quantitative and qualitative data allowing for the evaluation and improvement of the programme.
-) Relevant qualitative and quantitative data is collected and analyzed to provide concrete evidence of the impact of SUSTENTA´s Technology Transfer component on participating female and male farmers.
-) Evidence-based recommendations lead to adjustments to SUSTENTA's service provision interventions to improve its impact on female and male smallholder farmers in Sofala and Inhambane.
Target group / Beneficiaries
The direct beneficiaries of this project are the approximately 170 representatives of governmental institutions in charge of implementing SUSTENTA in Sofala and Inhambane at national, provincial and district level.
The indirect beneficiaries are the 11,200 female and male smallholder farmers (PAs) and female and male semi-commercial farmers (PACEs) in Sofala and Inhambane who receive support through the ADC contribution to SUSTENTA.
-) Creation of an independent body of qualitative and quantitative evidence that measures the impact of SUSTENTA's interventions on participating female and male smallholder farmers.
-) Establishment of feedback mechanism with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADER) to periodically share findings and recommend adjustments to SUSTENTA´s service provision interventions to improve their impact.
The SUSTENTA programme started in 2017 as a pilot intervention in the provinces Nampula and Zambezia funded by the World Bank to promote integrated sustainable rural development. In 2020 the programme was rolled-out at national level with the aim to integrate smallholder families into productive value chains. The decision to expand the programme nationally was done by the Government of Mozambique without solid evaluation of its impact. In early 2021 ADA signed a grant agreement with MADER providing 2.5 million EUR to SUSTENTA´s Technology Transfer component in Sofala and Inhambane Provinces. To address the lack of independent data and analysis on the quality and impact of the technology transfer on farmers receiving support from program it was considered essential to generate evidence on the impact of the programme on female and male smallholder farmers in the target area.