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The FACASI project holds a Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management workshop

FACASI two wheel tractors and CA

Two years into the project, there was a need to reassess the ongoing change, the FACASI project was bringing into the communities and to deliberate on the expected changes. To do this, a review into the Monitoring & Evaluation indicators was necessary. The Monitoring & Evaluation results would also make it possible to develop targeted knowledge products for the different stakeholder groups.

Participants at the M & E and Knowledge Management workshopThis workshop was held from the 27th-30th April 2015, at Nanyuki, in Kenya, where the FACASI demonstration site is located and where the testing of the different two wheel tractor prototypes are carried out. The workshop brought together all the four country implementing teams from Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe to discuss and forge a way forward on how the expected change of introducing two wheel tractors in conservation agriculture based onParticipants discussing group work context specific

business models would impact on two wheel tractor based service delivery.

The specific objectives of the Monitoring & Evaluation workshop were to

§ Develop a shared understanding of FACASI ‘theory of change’.

§ Reassess the Monitoring and Evaluation structure

§ Agree on a set of indicators that are practical and meaningful in addition to project specific indicators.

§ Develop Promotional materials and set trends in the development of technical and working papers on farm mechanization and conservation agriculture.

Concluding the four day workshop, it was agreed that continuous data collection based on the indicators developed as per the project objectives, would contribute towards tracking progress and indicate where there was a need to re-strategize project intervention.

 

 

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