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Mid-term Review of the Plantwise programme

Published: June, 2014

External publication

Frans Doorman, Lionelle Ngo-Samnick

This is the final report of the mid-term evaluation of the support provided by the EU to the project “Plantwise: integrated plant health systems in Africa”, implemented by CAB International (CABI). The study is based on a review of the documents supplied by Plantwise and observation and interviews conducted with stakeholders during field visits to six of the nine countries in which the EU-supported component of Plantwise is implemented: Ghana, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.

The specific objective of this evaluation is to identify key lessons and propose practical recommendations for follow-up actions at three levels: a) At country level, in the six selected countries, b) At continental level – using a comparative approach leading to a coherent framework for follow-up, and c) At the level of EC visibility strategy implementation

The Plantwise end of programme vision is a situation of a) national networks of plant clinics providing improved agricultural services to farmers, b) strengthened national plant health systems, c) a global knowledge bank providing up-to-date information on crop pests, and d) a continuation of in-country activities with only limited external funding and support by CABI.

The evaluation was conducted in line with the requirements of the last phase of the project cycle, using the evaluation criteria endorsed by the OECD-DAC (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact), and focused on generating lessons learnt (what works, what does not, and why) as a basis for the formulation of follow-up actions.

Mid-term Review of the Plantwise programme

Type External publication

Published in European Commission Final Report

Language English

Year 2014

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