Country DRC Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Tanzania Uganda
Large-Scale Surveys PROJECTS
To better target project inputs and measure impact, Kimetrica's survey staff conducted a baseline survey of over 9,000 households and hundreds of communities in six east and central African countries, including war-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The data collected established baseline measures on cassava yields and utilisation patterns, targeting methods, yield impacts of cassava mosaic disease and overall impact on food security. In addition to the baseline survey, Kimetrica developed a supply chain management system to help the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization better manage the distribution of cassava mosaic disease-tolerant material to farmers in east and central Africa.
Country DRC Kenya South Sudan Tanzania Uganda
Research and Evaluation PROJECTS
East Africans face multiple hazards, such as droughts, floods, conflicts, crop and livestock diseases, and unstable market conditions. These hazards often result in crises which are exacerbated by the region’s characteristically high rates of food insecurity. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) emergency response often focuses on providing seeds and tools to mitigate food insecurity created by man-made and natural disasters. To help FAO better address and target emergency needs in east Africa, Kimetrica’s food security team developed specialized strategies to strengthen agriculture relief activities. Focusing on east and central Africa, the services included developing strategic plans and funding proposals. Strategies for the expansion of cassava and sweet potato production were developed for South Sudan and the Great Lakes Region. In addition, contingency plans were established and integrated in the FAO regional advisors' disaster management program.
Country Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan Uganda
Research and Evaluation PROJECTS
Following the United Nations' multi-million dollar Horn of Africa relief effort in 2006, Kimetrica's evaluation team undertook a multi-country study to assess the impact of emergency relief on vulnerable pastoral and agro-pastoral households in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. Conducting over 4,000 household and key informant interviews, Kimetrica analysed emergency response impact in five core areas: agriculture inputs, land tenure, HIV/AIDS support, livestock management and livestock disease control. The study found that relief is often delayed by procurement bottlenecks and logistical constraints that can have a negative impact on vulnerable households. The study's findings provided helped the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization better address future emergency interventions, and Kimetrica's recommendations were used to develop follow-on approaches to humanitarian relief programing.
Information Management PROJECTS
The 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province resulted in a great loss of human life and an estimated USD 409 million loss to farming systems. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) responded to the disaster by providing rehabilitation support to all areas of Pakistan’s impacted agriculture sector. Kimetrica’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team developed an integrated, web-based M&E tool for managing Pakistan earthquake rehabilitation projects. The web-service included data-collection instruments and data management and reporting functions. Full training and methodology modules allowed for easy adoption and partner participation. The system helped FAO to successfully manage millions of dollars in post earthquake funding, aiding managers to use monitoring data to make program adjustments and ensure funding dollars were not wasted.