Learning from AgResults

AgResults learning takes two forms:

  1. Learning generated from the experience of AgResults in designing and implementing projects;
  2. Learning generated from the External Evaluator in its independent ongoing review of AgResults projects.

AgResults has generated a wealth of learning, results of which can be found in the Learning Library below. The library is searchable by keyword and by a specific AgResults project, using the "All Tags" drop-down box.

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pdf Evaluation Design: Zambia Biofortified Maize Challenge Project

In Learning Library Tagged in Evaluator, Zambia PVA Maize 11 downloads

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Evaluation Design AgResults Zambia 2015 07 13 redacted.pdf

The evaluation design for the Zambia Biofortified Maize Challenge Project presents how evaluators will assess whether the project motivates industrial maize millers to invest in and drive expansion of the pro-Vitamin A maize market. The report presents the structure-conduct-performance framework, pre-post comparison design, and data collection methods (qualitative interviews; quantitative survey of low-income urban consumers).

pdf Evaluation Design: Uganda Legume Seed Challenge Project

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Evaluation Design AgResults Uganda 2017 02 07.pdf

The Uganda Legume Seed Challenge Project’s evaluation design envisions a performance evaluation using a pre-post design to assess project success in creating a smallholder-inclusive market for quality legume seed. It uses a structure-conduct-performance framework to assess market impact and a baseline-endline comparison of smallholder farmer survey data to understand smallholder benefits.

pdf Evaluation Baseline Report: Kenya On-Farm Storage Challenge Project

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Baseline Report AgResults Kenya 2015 04 20.pdf

This report presents baseline findings for the Kenya On Farm Storage Challenge Project based on survey data from 4,765 farming households and extensive qualitative data. It describes low uptake of improved on-farm storage at baseline but identifies latent demand in the market. The report also describes farmers’ maize revenue and food security.

pdf Evaluation Baseline Report: Zambia Biofortified Maize Challenge Project

In Learning Library Tagged in Evaluator, Zambia PVA Maize 5 downloads

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Baseline Report AgResults Zambia 2016 04 04 Redacted.pdf

The baseline report for the Zambia Biofortified Maize Challenge Project evaluation uses data from 212 interviews of maize market actors (including smallholders, rural non-farming residents, retailers, and millers), as well as 1,013 interviews with urban shoppers. It presents findings about market actors’ and consumers’ awareness, production, purchase, and consumption of pro-Vitamin A maize.

pdf Evaluation Baseline Report: Uganda Legume Seed Challenge Project

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Baseline Report AgResults Uganda 2018 08.pdf

This report presents baseline evaluation results for the Uganda Legume Seed Challenge Project, which was terminated early. It includes findings from a survey of 1,800 smallholders, in-depth interviews with a subset of farmers, and seed quality assessment results using seed from 300 farmers who reported using quality seed.

pdf Evaluation Final Report: Nigeria Aflasafe Challenge Project Popular

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Final Evaluation Report_Nigeria_2019_updated.pdf

This evaluation for the Nigeria Aflasafe Challenge Project, conducted after Year 3, found that the project succeeded in creating a niche market for Aflasafe-treated maize. Aflasafe adoption increased by 56 percentage points, and average net income from maize increased by 16 percent. The evaluation found that it cost the project $43-85 to increase farmer income by $100 annually.