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Agriculture

Name of Client: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Title: Baseline Survey for Land Programme

Narrative Description of Project: The overall objective of the baseline survey was to gather relevant baseline data on status of key performance indicators which formed the basis for measuring progress towards achievement of expected results.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: The tasks carried out by our staff included the following:

  • Review of the existing legal, policy and institutional frameworks for sustainable land management in Kenya
  • Collection of baseline data on identified project indicators for setting project benchmarks to assess performance monitoring
  • Information that will assist FAO Kenya and partners to align implementation processes to bring about those changes which in turn would help improve project quality and guide future programme directions within the land administration, land use planning, policy and legal framework and knowledge management and capacity of research
  • Analysis of Information needs, knowledge gaps and communication capacities of different target groups (including county officials and local communities, addressing in particular vulnerable and marginalized groups such as pastoralists, women and youth)
  • Review of existing networks, local media and suitable communication channels at county levels

Country: Kenya

Location within Country: Tana River, West Pokot, Turkana, Baringo, Marsabit, Samburu, Nandi and Laikipia County

Start Date: 2018

Completion Date: 2018

 

Name of Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, State Department of Agriculture

Title: Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System for the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme (KCEP)

Narrative Description of Project: The overall objective of the assignment was to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework for the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme which would provide an overview and operational mechanism of M&E for the Programme as a whole, and for individual activities carried out under the Programme

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: The key tasks carried out by our staff included;

  1. Design of the M&E framework and system of KCEP which entailed defining programme information needs based on identified indicators, defining mode of data collection and information gathering, outlining baseline survey requirements for measurement of impact; defining data collection formats and processes including field monitoring and data collection mechanisms; identifying primary data providers, developing reporting templates to analyse data generated; ensuring that the programme M&E framework was synchronized with the Governments NIME’s and IFAD’s RIMS and developing the Programme M&E manual to guide the work of Programme Coordinating Unit (PCU).
  2. Design of a computerised Management Information System (MIS) for storing / analysing data and information relating to the programme
  3. Training of the technical staff of the PCU and key implementing partners and County staff to build their capacity to maintain a synchronized, coherent and effective programme monitoring and reporting system

Country: Kenya

Location within the County: Embu, Kitui, Tharaka Nithi, Bungoma, Kakamega, Nakuru, Nandi and Trans Nzoia

Start Date: April 2016

Completion Date: February 2017

 

Name of Client: Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and Land Husbandry, Rwanda

Title: Pre-feasibility Studies, Feasibility Studies and Detail Design of multiple Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation sites in different parts of Rwanda (Lot1)

Narrative Description of Project: The study covered 3,500Ha of lower hillside irrigation area in Muyanza Province of Rwanda. Consultant conducted detailed soil suitability tests across the project area and developed GIS-based soil maps for the target area. Detailed land husbandry assessment was conducted and soil containment systems designed based on measured slope and soil types. These systems integrated both engineering structures and vegetation propagation across the slopes. Detailed agronomic assessment was also carried out and the crop water requirement using the FAO CROPWAT model. An Economic and Financial Analysis (EFA) was done based on several scenarios of crop combinations. Sensitivity analysis was carried out for each scenario.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: Our staff conducted detailed studies covering the following aspects:

    • Land Husbandry
    • Soil Survey and Land Suitability
    • Agronomy study – crop water requirements
    • Economic and Financial Analysis

Country: Rwanda

Location within Country: Muyanza Province of Rwanda

Start Date: 2013

Completion Date: 2014

 

Name of Client: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Title: Evaluation on Reducing the Negative Impacts of Soaring Food Prices on Vulnerable Households of Kenya

Narrative Description of Project: The main objectives of the assignment was to conduct literature and field based studies to document and test the most appropriate methods of post-harvest handling and storage in the marginal agricultural areas in Kenya and make appropriate and practical recommendations on the best practices for the wide scale adoption of improved post-harvest handling techniques in Kenya and potential impacts on aflatoxin infection.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: Our team carried out the following tasks:

  1. Literature review of the most appropriate methods of post-harvest handling and storage of grains and pulses and their applicability to small scale semi-subsistence farming systems.
  2. Comparative analysis of modern and traditional storage methods
  3. Conducting field tests in the target area with the participation of farmers to determine the best storage methods at community level using prototypes already developed by the client
  4. Providing policy recommendations aimed at improving cereal grain handling across the country and in particular, within the ASALs

Country: Kenya

Location within Country: Mwingi, Eastern Province

Start Date: April 2012

Completion Date: August 2012

 

Name of Client: Ministry of Agriculture

Title: Mid Term Evaluation of the Small-Scale Horticultural Irrigation Development Project (SHDP)

Narrative Description of Project: The main objective of the mid -term evaluation was to provide information about verifiable indicators to assess impact of the project interventions in line with the project goals, objectives and activities as contained in the project logical framework

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: The specific tasks carried out by our staff included:

  1. Evaluation of conformity of project implementation with project objectives and descriptions at appraisal
  2. Identification of major constraints impeding project implementation
  3. Formulation of recommendations for the alleviation of constraints identified or reformulation of the project

Country: Kenya

Location within Country: Kathiani, Mwala, Narok North, Subukia, Kajiado North, Liotoktok, Marakwet West, Mbeere North and Meru South Districts

Start Date: 2011

Completion Date: 2011

 

Name of Client: Ministry of Agriculture

Title: Evaluation of the National Accelerated Agricultural Input Access Programme, NAAIAP

Narrative Description of Project: This was a nationwide project targeting small scale farmers with one (1) or less acres of land. The NAAIAP project supplied inputs (seeds and fertilisers) to farmers through various farmer groups. The main objective of the study was to determine the success of the programme and provide recommendations for programme re-design with the core purpose of enhancing food security.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: Our staff carried out the following tasks: review of the contents on the input package and farmers contribution; exploring different methods that could be used to redeem vouchers by agrodealers; assessment of the possibility of the banks being involved in redeeming the vouchers; recommendation of the best way forward for the farmers after the assistance from the program in order for the benefits gained to continue; recommendation of the program’s best exit strategy; review of the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders with focus on strengthening public-private partnership; review of the administrative arrangements in place to establish their efficiency and effectiveness with a view of refining them and/or design an M&E system for the program.

Country: Kenya

Location within Country: Bomet, Nandi North, Lugari, Kisii Central, Machakos, Embu West and Murang’a South districts

Start Date: 2011

Completion Date: 2011

 

Name of Client: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Title: Final Evaluation for Title II Food Security Program

Narrative Description of Project: The overall goal of Title II Program was to enhance food security for vulnerable peasant farmer households. The main purpose of the final evaluation for Title II Projects was to assess the programme’s effectiveness, impact, sustainability and document the lessons learned.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: The tasks carried out by our staff included the following:

  • Literature review of relevant documents which included project reports and publications
  • Discussions with beneficiary groups comprising CORPs, farmers, field staff, and GOK representatives to establish the project relevance and its impact to the beneficiaries
  • Assessment of various project sites
  • Assessment of the project’s effectiveness, impact and sustainability of interventions
  • Documentation of lessons learned
  • Recommendation of programme exit strategy

Country: Kenya

Location within Country: Ikutha and Yatta Divisions of Kitui District

Start Date: 2008

Completion Date: 2008

 

Name of Client: Ministry of Water and Irrigation-Smallholder Irrigation Program Mount Kenya Region (SIPMK)

Title: Detailed Design and Construction Supervision Services for Kithumbu Irrigation Scheme (Kirinyaga District)

Narrative Description of Project: The main objective of the consultancy was to provide design and offer supervision services

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: The main tasks effected by the consultant included carrying out field investigations, preparation of final scheme designs complete with drawings and tender documents, and finally construction supervision during project implementation.

Country: Kenya

Location within Country: Kirinyaga County

Start Date: 2007

Completion Date: 2008

 

Name of Client: Ministry of Water and Irrigation-Smallholder Irrigation Program Mount Kenya Region (SIPMK)

Title: Detailed Design and Construction Supervision Services for Mbwiru Mwanjati Irrigation Scheme (Meru South District)

Narrative Description of Project: The main objective of the consultancy was to provide design and offer supervision services

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: The key tasks effected by the consultant included carrying out field investigations, preparation of final scheme designs complete with drawings and tender documents, and finally construction supervision during project implementation.

Country: Kenya

Location within Country: Meru County

Start Date: 2007

Completion Date: 2008

 

Name of Client: Ministry of Agriculture

Title: Design of Ngare Ndare Irrigation Schemes-Meru Central District under Eastern Province Horticulture and Tradition Food Crops Project (EPHTFCP)

Narrative Description of Project: The EPHTFCP was a development project covering a total of eight districts of Eastern Province namely; Machakos, Makueni, Embu, Mbeere, Tharaka, Meru South, Meru Central and Meru North.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff: The key tasks carried out by the consultant included detailed design including preparation of bill of quantities, economic analysis, project drawings, tender documents, contract conditions and technical specifications.

Country: Kenya

Location within Country: Machakos, Makueni, Embu, Mbeere, Tharaka, Meru South, Meru Central and Meru North Sub Counties

Start Date: 2005

Completion Date: 2005