Improving the Farm Business Advisor Program

Location: Zambia
Client: iDE
Sector: Agriculture
IDinsight services: Process evaluation, Light-touch M&E advisory, Scale-up support, M&E capacity building

 

Background

For two years IDinsight will execute small, rapid evaluations to hone the design of iDE Zambia’s Farm Business Advisor Program. After two years of operational research, IDinsight will perform an impact evaluation to examine the effect of the program on the quality of life of targeted farmers.

IDinsight service

IDinsight has conducted one research project to date. The research question — put forward by iDE managers — was ‘How To Identify High-Potential FBAs?’, and IDinsight executed a comprehensive skills assessment and psychometric battery with all program participants.  iDE has already integrated the learnings into its implementation.