Our Projects

  • Year 2009

    Country Switzerland

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Food Security Assessment Tools: Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is an international initiative coordinated by the Energy Centre at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organisations, experts, governments, and intergovernmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biofuel production and processing. In support of RSB, Kimetrica developed guidelines and tools for farmers, biofuel producers and environmental and social impact analysts to determine compliance with the RSB Principle on biofuel production impacts on local food security. The food security assessment tools were integrated into the Energy Centre’s guidelines for assessing biofuel impacts in all sectors.

  • Year 2009

    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

    Client

    Research and Evaluation PROJECTS

    Increasing Smallholder Production through Structured Demand in TB, HIV/AIDS Treatment and OVC Programmes: Feasibility and Impact Analysis

    With the significant expansion of HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC programmes in Africa, there is both an urgent need to meet the demand for expanding programmes and, at the same time, address the increased food security and nutritional needs of programme clients. Under a contract with UNAIDS, Kimetrica conducted a study on the feasibility and potential impact on smallholder incomes of market opportunities for supplying food to support antiretroviral therapy (ART) and Tuberculosis (TB) treatment programmes and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) services in Africa. 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 programmes. In addition, Kimetrica's staff mapped potential partners in 20 African countries, ranging from NGOs to farmer groups to health facilities that can manage procurement of food between small farmers and social protection programmes. The study’s findings were used to develop programmes to support smallholder production and to provide nutritional support to HIV/AIDS, TB and OVC beneficiaries.