Country Burkina Faso Burundi Ethiopia Ivory Coast Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Mali Mozambique Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leonne South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Switzerland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Research and Evaluation PROJECTS
With the significant expansion of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programs in Africa, there was both an urgent need to meet the demand for expanding programs and, at the same time, to address the increased food security and nutritional needs of beneficiaries. Under a contract with UNAIDS, Kimetrica conducted a study on smallholder incomes and market opportunities and how they would be impacted, if farmers were to supply food for people undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), TB patients in treatment, and for OVC programs. Kimetrical also had to study the feasability of such an initiative. To that effect, Kimetrica conducted case studies in six African countries to gain insight and practical knowledge of the potential benefits, costs, risks and constraints of investing in smallholder supply chains for donor-funded health and social protection programs. In addition, Kimetrica's staff mapped potential partners in 20 African countries, ranging from NGOs to farming groups to health facilities, that could manage procurement of food from small farmers to clients of social protection programs. The study’s findings were used to develop programs to support smallholder production and to provide nutritional support to HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC beneficiaries.
Country Burundi DRC Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda
Custom Software PROJECTS
The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative (GLCI) was implemented to strengthen the capacity of local partners in preparing for and responding to the Cassava Mosaic Disease and emerging Cassava Brown Streak Disease pandemics that threatened food security and incomes of cassava-dependent farm families in six Great Lake countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The project linked with existing breeding programs, farmer evaluations of new varieties, and integrated crop management options to train 3,000 farmer groups in improved farming techniques to increase crop yields. In support of the project’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, Kimetrica's survey team conducted surveys of over 9,000 households in six countries to establish a monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for the GLCI. To facilitate M&E across multiple countries, Kimetrica's software team created a web-based system, allowing for the fast collection of time-sensitive data at the farmer level. Combined with data collection tools to help track the spread and mitigation of Cassava Mosaic Disease across the project area, the M&E system provided Catholic Relief Services and its partners with a near real-time M&E system for project management and impact measurement.