The evaluation is focused on the implementation and impact of the DFID funded
CSAZ project. The scope is as follows:
- Geographical: 22 CSAZ implementation districts, covering two of the three Zambian climatic zones;
- Temporal: starting with a baseline in March 2017 and running until March 2022; and
- Target Groups: climate smart agriculture farmers who will form the intervention arm of the evaluation and a control group of traditional farmers. The farmers will be split into the three groups of Conservation Farming tillage practice (hoe, animal draft and mechanised CF MT) against like conventional hoe, animal draft and mechanised practices.
The following key evaluation products will be produced:
- Inception Report (max 30 pages, not including annexes). The Inception Report should include a very clear methodology to show how the evaluation will assess whether the challenges to CA (e.g. weed and pest control, livestock, competition for mulch, crop options for rotation, land rights, fire …) have been addressed and resolved by CSAZ.
- Evaluation Baseline Report (max 25 pages, not including annexes). The baseline evaluation should include identified constraints of CF in Zambia so that these can be accommodated in a revised ToC, after the first year of the CSAZ.
- Mid-Point Evaluation Report (max 25 pages, not including annexes);
- Final Evaluation Report (max 50 pages, not including annexes and an executive summary of max 4 pages); and
- Manuscript proposal for Peer Review Journal (approximately 15 pages).
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