Thematic Areas Covered by Agriculture and Rural Development Team

  • Rigorous Policy-oriented Research on Issues Related to Agricultural Growth and Productivity
  • Delivering Analytical Reports on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consulting and Advisory Roles on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Social, Economic and Environmental Assessments Related to Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Producing Quality Completion Reports on Different Developmental Programs

  • Agricultural Growth Program Survey and Establishing of Baseline Data for Impact

    Client: Ministry of Agriculture

    Contract Value: $57,803.4

    Duration of the assignment: February 2010 – December 2009,

    Description of Project:

    A baseline survey project entitled “Agricultural Growth Program Survey and Establishing of Baseline for Impact Evaluation” was funded by UNDP and commissioned by FDRE MoARD. The objective of this project was to collect baseline data for more than 2,000 households for Agriculture Growth Program in four regions. The collected data was then used to establish baseline for Impact Evaluation and to derive target value for the next five year.

    To fulfill the objectives stated above, high quality data was collected using household level and community level surveys. This data included sustainable land management practices, production, crop input, agri-business activities, access to institutional setups and the like.

    The firm undertook the survey and  prepared a database which used as a baseline data for program evaluation. In addition to that the firm identified key variables and set target values which the program was expected to bring about during the following five years.

    The firm effectively completed the baseline survey assignment and submitted the final approved version of the report by the client.

  • Luna Livestock and Out-Grower Development Project Baseline Assessment

    Client: The World Bank Group/

    Contract Value: $39.629

    Duration of the assignment: August 2018 – June 2018

     Description of the Project:

    1. Provide technical support to improve efficiency of client operations and establish the first semi intensive goat feedlot farm in Ethiopia
    2. Establish a working out grower program that delivers to market requirements and improves farmer incomes
    3. Disseminate project results and approaches in order to influence the development of the sector in Ethiopia.

    By meeting the above objectives, Luna is looking to address the challenges affecting quality and reliable supply of animals by facilitating farmers to adopt better animal husbandry practices and hence improve production output.

  • Baseline Survey for the Project “Support to Early Recovery and Socio-Economic Stability of the Drought Affected Population in Ethiopia”

    Client: Save the Children Ethiopia

    Contract Value: 37,142.00

    Duration of the assignment: September 2016 – July 2016

     Description of Project:

    The overall objective of the Project is to foster the social and economic stability as well as recovery of drought affected communities in Afar and Somali Regions. Specifically it aims to strengthen the overall capacity of the local communities to External shocks.

    The major outcomes of the project intervention that impinges on the impacts are: (i) improved and diversified livelihood opportunities, (ii) increased access to minimum safe water requirements for human and livestock consumption, (iii) ensure effective early warning system and operationalized contingency plans, (iv) improved access to sufficient and safe water, (v) improved access to sufficient and safe water for their livestock, (vi) improved income to meet basic needs and invest in livelihood  (vii)  improved retain or restore their core breeding livestock ,(viii) improved cultivable land at least 0.5 ha of land, (ix) improved access to employment both employed or self-employed through decent job, (x) improved entrepreneurship  and or vocational skills, (xi), improved active community based EW/DRR committees and their community action plans integrated with woreda level annual development plans, (xii) improved active/effective diseases surveillance system; (xiii) improved  Kebele EW/DRR committees with annual community action plans, (xiv) improved community action plans that reflect and seek to address the specific risks faced by children (xv) improved the satisfaction of youth (boys and girls) with the work carried on EW/DRR committees. On the basses of these, Frontieri contracted by SC to assess the existing senario and record the benchmark for future evaluation after project completion

  • Preparation of Implementation Completion and Results report On PCDP II for Ministry of Federal and Pastoral Area Development Affairs (MoFPDA) Pastoralist Community Development Program,

    Client: Pastoralist Community Development Program

    Contract Value: $40,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: February 2014 – March 2014

    Description of Project:

    The objectives of this consultancy assignment are to conduct a comprehensive assessment on the design, implementation and achievements of PCDP II.  Bases on this assessment we shall prepare an Implementation Completion Result (ICR) Report.  This report will follow standard format for the preparation of the ICR and an optimum effort will be excreted on the part of the consultant to produce a high quality report.  The report is expected to present proper rating on the success and shortfalls of the project and draw lessons for future development support, including PCDP III, with the aim of ensuring better and sustainable impact.

  • Sustainable Land Management Program-SLMP II Borrowers Completion Report and Project Case Story Documentation

    Client: Ministry of Agriculture

    Contract Value: $78,499.82

    Duration of the assignment: September 2018 – November, 2019

    Description of Project:

    The objective of the current phase of the Sustainable Land Management program (SLMP-2) is to reduce land degradation and improve land productivity in selected 135 major watersheds (including the 45 watersheds that were partially supported by SLMP-1)in six regions in Ethiopia: Amhara, Tigray, Oromiya, SNNP, Gambella, and Benishangul Gumuz. This objective would be achieved through the provision of capital investments, technical assistance and capacity building for small holder farmers in the watersheds and government institutions at national and sub-national levels. Furthermore, a multi-sectoral landscape approach is employed by the SLMP to coordinate efforts on land use, land management and land administration. It is believed that this approach will generate multiple benefits: contributions to productivity, resilience to climate risks, enhancements to natural wealth and diverse livelihood opportunities, and water security – and ultimately poverty reduction and prosperity.

  • Food Loss Assessment: Causes and Solution; Case Study in Small - Scale Maize and Teff in Dender and Mechekel Woredas

    Value: EUR 41,285.00

    Client: International Fund For Agriculture (IFAD)

    Duration: October 2015 – April 2016

    Description of Project:

    The objectives of the study are to: Identify the main immediate and the underlying structural problems (storage, technology, market access, management knowhow, policy issues etc) that invoke immediate causes of food loss in teff and maize supply chains; Quantify food losses in the selected food supply chains of maize and teff, caused by immediate causes and Evaluate feasibility of measures gathered or implied by the study to reduce food losses in terms of technical and economic feasibility, social acceptability and environment-friendliness

  • Participatory Small-Scale Irrigation Development Program (PASIDP) Impact Assessment Report and Project Completion Report (PCR)

    Client: Ministry of Agriculture

    Contract Value: $125,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: December 2015 – March 2016

    Description of Project:

    The overall objective of the study is to investigate how the existing PASIDP schemes / interventions have contributed to the social, economic and cultural context of drought prone rural population, analyzing and evaluating efficiency of the project intervention in terms of cost effectiveness and value for money; analyzing and evaluating  the effectiveness of project intervention in terms of project management, coordination and supervision at different levels, fiduciary management, capacity building, institutional arrangement and communication network etc, exercised by the project

  • Baseline Data collection on “Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience (SPIR) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA)”

    Client: IFPRI

    Contract Value: $279,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: Duration: February 2018 – April 2018

    Description of Project:

    The SPIR-DFSA baseline Data Collection project launched in sleeted 13 woredas of Amhara and Oromia regions of the country. Since the pre-data collection activities: A total of 196 Kebeles and 3528 Households interviewed. A listing approach was conducted in each Kebele, which was prepared by world Vision. A community and price questionnaire also collected in each study Kebele of both regions in addition to woreda questionnaire filled from respective key Woreda personnel’s.