19-September-2012

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Impact Evaluation of the Farmer Training and Development Activity in Honduras

The evaluation report clearly documents that the treatment and control groups of farmers had substantially different characteristics, making it impossible to use the control group as a valid counterfactual in the evaluation. The evaluation report makes a compelling case for the use of an alternative evaluation approach, because a counterfactual could not be established.

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18-September-2012

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Evaluation of Water-to-Market Training in Armenia

The MCC compact with Armenia was a five-year investment(2006-2011) of $177.6 million in two projects: irrigated agriculture and rural road rehabilitation. Although most output and outcome targets were met or exceeded, the evaluation did not detect impacts on adoption, productive income or household income.

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11-September-2012

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Measuring Results of the El Salvador Production and Business Services Investments

In dairy, the evaluation estimates there were impacts on adoption and increases in farm income. In horticulture, the evaluation estimates impacts on adoption, but no impacts on farm income. In handicrafts, the evaluation estimates impacts on employment for program participants, but no impacts were detected on productive income.

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14-August-2012

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The Impact of Rural Business Services on the Economic Well-being of Small Farmers in Nicaragua

The independent evaluation found varied results looking at farm income and household consumption. In addition, although the evaluation was not originally designed to test whether or not farm investments increased as a result of the training and increase in farm income, the evaluators did look at changes in investments in mobile and fixed capital in order to potentially explain why they were not finding changes in household consumption.

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24-April-2012

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An Evaluation of the MIDA FBO Training

The evaluation found varied results for the three regions invested in under the Commercial Training Activity. The evaluation showed no impact on yields or crop incomes on average across the three regions. However, northern region farmers’ annual crop income increased significantly relative to the control group, over and above any impacts recorded in the other zones.

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3-December-2007

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AMAREW Final Report Amhara Microenterprise Development, Agricultural Research, Extension and Watershed Management Project in Ethiopia

USAID//Ethiopia Mission and Virginia Tech implement AMAREW Project to contribute to the overall efforts of the Amhara National Regional State (ANRS) in increasing rural household income, thereby improving food security.

15-June-2005

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The Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP), 2005 External Evaluation Report

The External Evaluation Panel (EEP) of the Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) has reviewed the program’s achievements and impact, focusing on the last five years.