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Bracwa agri workshop

  1. 1. www.brac.net Agriculture and Livestock Program BRAC Uganda and Sierra Leone
  2. 2. www.brac.net • Started its operations in 2006 • The “Microfinance Multiplied” approach • Targets the poor and marginalized • Beneficiaries are primarily female • Rigorous impact evaluation and monitoring BRAC Africa
  3. 3. www.brac.net • Realizes the lack of productivity and challenges faced by small agriculture farmers • Understands the need for moving from traditional to modern farming method Agriculture Program
  4. 4. www.brac.net • Selection and creation of agents for agriculture development „EAEW‟ • Training and access to information is the key • Making access to credit easier through Microifnance • Supplying high quality inputs and the seed testing farm • The “Demonstration effect” Agriculture Program (Contd.)
  5. 5. www.brac.net Activities Uganda Sierra Leone District covered 41 4 Population covered 311,316 215,860 Villages covered 1236 425 Agriculture workers trained 1200 100 Refreshers for agriculture workers 1200 776 General farmers trained 49,150 225 Refresher for general farmers 34,258 115 Seeds distributed (Kg) 210,000 5,002 Fertilizer distributed (Kg) 87,000 7,125 Trial plot 3 36 Agriculture at a Glance
  6. 6. www.brac.net • The Poultry and Livestock enterpreneurs • Door to door outreach agents providing vital services • Poultry vaccination and education on housing, feeding, water management and disease prevention • Livestock related services such as de-worming, housing and feeding, cattle breed selection and milking • Artificial insemination entrepreneurs Livestock and Poultry (L&P)
  7. 7. www.brac.net Activities Uganda Sierra Leone District covered 41 3 Population covered 379,200 177,748 P&L Volunteers trained 1200 108 Doses of poultry vaccination used 7146000 33,840 L&P rearers trained 88323 63 No. of model poultry rearers 1200 9 No. of model goat rearers - 11 No. of cattle inseminated 1480 - No. of artificial insemination workers trained 70 - At a glance
  8. 8. www.brac.net • Use of the platform created by Microfinance • Entrepreneurship skill and reliability • Belongingness to both community and BRAC • Peer to peer bottom-up strategy Integration of Gender
  9. 9. www.brac.net • Cross country analysis e.g. Uganda and Sierra Leone • Base for East and West Africa research units respectively • Continuous data collection for research and evaluation • Well established data management and field management teams Impact Evaluation
  10. 10. www.brac.net Activities Uganda Sierra Leone Researchers (Expatriate) 3 3 Researchers (National) 4 3 Data Entry Operators 24 4 Field Staff (permanent) 60 (3) 40 At a Glance
  11. 11. www.brac.net • Takes into account the holistic approach of BRAC • Baseline survey has been carried out in 2009 for Uganda and The Sierra Leone baseline survey will be finished by the end of this month • Discontinuity model with control and treatment group • Backed up by qualitative findings • Make use of livelihood framework • Integration of gender into evaluation framework is not challenging as such Evaluation Design
  12. 12. www.brac.net • Increase in the capacity to acquire natural and physical assets like land and housing. • Improvement in social capital such as their network with other members in their communities as well as their level of belongingness within the wider community. • Increased participation in government institutions and policy making • Rise in financial capital particularly their savings and credit worthiness • Enhanced capacity and ability to take care of or finance their children‟s educational, health and nutritional needs. • Female empowerment in the decision making process in the household and increased control over assets Expected Outcome
  13. 13. www.brac.net • Changes in the household dynamics • Cultural shift within the community • Social capital Qualitative Outcomes
  14. 14. www.brac.net Thank You.

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