FINAL EVALUATION The Development and Production of Natural Dyes in the Chocó Region of Colombia for the Food, Cosmetics and Personal Care Industries under of the Nagoya Protocol.

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Evaluation Plan:
2015-2019, Colombia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
01/2017
Completion Date:
01/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
13,827

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Title FINAL EVALUATION The Development and Production of Natural Dyes in the Chocó Region of Colombia for the Food, Cosmetics and Personal Care Industries under of the Nagoya Protocol.
Atlas Project Number: 76371
Evaluation Plan: 2015-2019, Colombia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2017
Planned End Date: 01/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
Evaluation Budget(US $): 13,827
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 13,827
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Maria del Pilar Pardo Fajardo COLOMBIA
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Development and production of natural dyes in the Chocó Region of Colombia for the food, cosmetics and personal care industries under the provisions of the Nagoya
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID: PIMS 5139 col87797-76371
PIMS Number: 5139
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: COLOMBIA
Lessons
1.
  • Haber podido ajustar los resultados a la mitad del proyecto (gestión de adaptación) fue una decisión acertada para mantener la confianza entre los socios del proyecto, evitando y aumentar la tensión entre todos los involucrados en el proyecto.
  • Haber diseñado un proyecto sobre experiencias comunitarias permitió rápidamente escalar en resultados, tan es así que en la evaluación de término medio el porcentaje de metas alcanzadas era alto para el tiempo que llevaba en ejecución el proyecto.
  • El Fondo Acción, jugo un papel importante en la ejecución del proyecto desdela coordinación del proyecto, fue fundamental en el momento en que tuvo que asumir las tareas y compromisos que le correspondían a la Fundación Espavé, cuando ésta se retiró, pues garantizó el fortalecimiento operativo y administrativo de la empresa comercial comunitaria: Planeta (reemplazo de BHB), actividadque estaba en responsabilidad originalmente de Fundación Espavé
  • La construcción de confianza y la transparencia entre todos los actores de una cadena de valor es un proceso que lleva tiempo pero que garantiza la estabilidad y sostenibilidad en el largo plazo.
  • La nueva mirada del bosque por parte de las comunidades como una posibilidad de desarrollode largo plazo permite que haya nuevas apuestas para la región.
  • Existen cartas de compromisos de compradores interesados en seguir el proceso de compra una vez estén listos los registros, lo cual garantizaría la sostenibilidad de la cadena productiva fortalecida por el proyecto.
  • De manera paralela a este proyecto las comunidades han venido trabajando en la diversificación de productos no maderables y tienen expectativasde formar parte de estos emprendimientos.

Findings
1.
  • Se recomienda para futuros proyectos que las metas no guarden dependencia unas con otras, pues el efecto dominó que se causa hace que los proyectos tengan un moderado cumplimiento cuando existe una interdependencia. El caso específico es que la meta asociada a la venta del colorante azul en los mercados internacionalesestaba ligada directamente con la venta y entrega de fruta y el número de hectáreas que iban a ser objeto de aprovechamiento. Frente a la falta de registros para comercialización de producto trasformado las otras metas tampoco fueron posibles de cumplir.

 

  • Se recomienda que lasmetas no deben ser formuladas únicamente sobre las ventas de un producto ya que genera grandes expectativas entre los actores, existen otros co-beneficios que no se miden y que no se valoran en el proyecto que pueden ser reconocidos como beneficios no monetarios.

 

  • Es importante que en el Ministerio de Ambiente el tema de acceso a recursos genéticos no sea visto como un trámite para negociar y firmar un contrato, sino quepueda continuar en generar capacidad, lineamientos, instrumentos y condiciones transparentes que permitan de los recursos genéticos una oportunidad real de desarrollo.

 

  • Las contrapartidas de los proyectos deben estar asociadas al cumplimiento de los resultados, para evitar que se sobredimensionen en el momento del diseño del proyecto Las inversiones localeso nacionales que se comprometen en el proyecto deben ser realistas para que realmente sea posible generar adicionalidad y sostenibilidad de largo plazo.

Recommendations
1

It is recommended for future projects that the goals are not dependent on each other, in order to avoid the domino effect that leads to moderate compliance when there is an interdependence and one of the goals cannot be achieved. The specific case is that the goal associated with the sale of blue dye in international markets was directly linked to the sale and delivery of fruit and the number of hectares to be harvested. The lack of records for commercialization of processed product made the other goals impossible to meet.

2

Goals should not be formulated solely on the sales of a product because it generates high expectations among the stakeholders, there are other co-benefits that are not measured and that are not valued in the project and that can be recognized as non-monetary benefits.

3

It is important that the issue of ABS in the Ministry of the Environment is not viewed as a way to negotiate and sign a contract; it should be perceived as a means to continue to generate capacity, guidelines, instruments and transparent conditions that allow genetic resources to become a real opportunity for development.

4

Project Co-financing must be associated with results compliance to avoid over-dimensioning at the time of project design. Local or national investments that are co-financing the project must be realistic so that it is possible to generate additionality and sustainability in the long term.

1. Recommendation:

It is recommended for future projects that the goals are not dependent on each other, in order to avoid the domino effect that leads to moderate compliance when there is an interdependence and one of the goals cannot be achieved. The specific case is that the goal associated with the sale of blue dye in international markets was directly linked to the sale and delivery of fruit and the number of hectares to be harvested. The lack of records for commercialization of processed product made the other goals impossible to meet.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/18]

We agree with this recommendation. In this project, the interdependency between goals showed non-compliance of several goals due to a difficulty with one of them; while other very important and significant results were not visible from a log frame point of view.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation was discussed at the project´s final meeting of the steering committee and all actors agreed to address it in future project formulation.
[Added: 2017/04/18]
Coordination 2017/01 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Goals should not be formulated solely on the sales of a product because it generates high expectations among the stakeholders, there are other co-benefits that are not measured and that are not valued in the project and that can be recognized as non-monetary benefits.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/18]

We agree. The sales of the blue dye haven’t taken off and thus jagua fruit purchases were stopped. Even though producers didn’t perceive greater income, important results were attained in the strengthening of the local commercial platform that could guarantee a steadier income for these producers in the future. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation was discussed at the project´s final meeting of the steering committee and everyone agreed on how Planeta, the local commercial platform, was strengthened to develop several productive chains for non-timber forest products.
[Added: 2017/04/18]
Coordination 2016/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

It is important that the issue of ABS in the Ministry of the Environment is not viewed as a way to negotiate and sign a contract; it should be perceived as a means to continue to generate capacity, guidelines, instruments and transparent conditions that allow genetic resources to become a real opportunity for development.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/18]

We agree with the importance of this

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation was transmitted to MADS in the project´s final meeting of the steering committee. MADS representatives agreed fully with this recommendation.
[Added: 2017/04/18]
Coordination 2016/12 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Project Co-financing must be associated with results compliance to avoid over-dimensioning at the time of project design. Local or national investments that are co-financing the project must be realistic so that it is possible to generate additionality and sustainability in the long term.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/18]

We agree with this recommendation. In this project, the intended co-financing proposed by BHB and Planeta was very high and depended on the success of their business plan. When this business plan failed, both organizations were unable to offer this co-financing and they even ended up withdrawing from the project. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation was discussed at the project´s final meeting of the steering committee and everyone agreed on how important it was that Ecoflora was able to step in and take over harvesting when there was no local commercial platform and that Fondo Acción stepped in to help create Planeta, the local commercial platform, and to guarantee its organizational strengthening.
[Added: 2017/04/18]
coordination 2016/12 Completed

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