Impact evaluation midline report for FP026 - Sustainable Landscapes for Eastern Madagascar

Prowse, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1271-468X and Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment Programme (LORTA) (2024) Impact evaluation midline report for FP026 - Sustainable Landscapes for Eastern Madagascar. Green Climate Fund Independent Evaluation Unit.

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Abstract

The Sustainable Landscapes in Eastern Madagascar (SLEM) project (FP026) aims to increase the resilience of smallholder farmers and reduce carbon emissions by implementing climate-smart agriculture and more sustainable forest management in the remaining large blocks of forest in the eastern part of Madagascar covering 660,000 hectares across 15 districts. The estimation of the SLEM midline impacts relied on comparing the outputs and intermediate outcomes of early beneficiaries with those of beneficiaries who receive project interventions later. Baseline data was collected in early 2019 on 1,822 households from local community associations. These households were interviewed again for the midline survey in late 2022. A total of 1,654 were successfully re-interviewed, resulting in an attrition rate of 9.2 per cent. Midline results show significant improvements in households’ short-term outcomes, with widespread adoption of a range of conservation agriculture practices, such as soil conservation, agroforestry, terracing and drought-resistance crops. Households who have received the SLEM interventions report greater food security as measured by the Consolidated Approach for Reporting Indicators of Food Security index.They also report deriving less income from non-environmentally sustainable activities in both summer and winter. Overall, the promising outcomes observed in the midline results for short-term impacts suggest a trajectory towards achieving the SLEM’s medium-term and longer-term objectives. This assumption will be tested by measuring the project’s longer-term impacts in an endline survey planned for 2024

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 2 - zero hunger,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/zero_hunger
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2024 03:19
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2024 03:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94315
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