Final Evaluation Engaging Youth in Fiji and Vanuatu in Organic Farming: A Farm to Table Chain Approach

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
03/2019
Completion Date:
03/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
32,300

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Title Final Evaluation Engaging Youth in Fiji and Vanuatu in Organic Farming: A Farm to Table Chain Approach
Atlas Project Number: 00092253
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2019
Planned End Date: 03/2019
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.2.2 Enabling environment strengthened to expand public and private financing for the achievement of the SDGs
SDG Goal
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDG Target
  • 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
Evaluation Budget(US $): 32,300
Source of Funding: UNDP
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 20,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Donors
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Srijana Rana
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture, the Pacific Community (SPC) Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POET Com), Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND), Fiji National Youth Council, Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association,
Countries: FIJI
Comments:

Stakeholders in Fiji

Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture, the Pacific Community (SPC) Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POET Com), Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND), Fiji National Youth Council, Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association

Stakeholders in Vanuatu

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Bio-security sectors, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Youth, Farmers Support Association (FSA), Vanuatu National Youth Council, the Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POET Com)

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The establishment of PGS Groups needs to continue to help sustain organic farming in the future

2

The Farm to Table Project should have been built on previous agriculture projects

3

The Nurseries are relevant to planting vegetables

4

Local procurement of materials to support organic farmers should have been provided

5

Organic Farming Association needs to be informed and strengthened to facilitate training, exchange of information and delivery of assistance during disasters

6

The documentations and Certifications of Organic Farms need to continue in the various agriculture sector and specifically cocoa, coffee and vegetable sectors need to be targeted

7

1. The establishment of PGS Groups needs to continue to help sustain organic farming in the future for Vanuatu

8

The Certification of Tanna Island as an Organic Island may be important for Vanuatu

9

The Napil Training Centre needs to continue for Vanuatu

10

Farming Support Association (FSA) needs further support for Vanuatu

11

The engagement of Government in Organic Farming needs to continue for Vanuatu

12

Nurseries is relevant for providing seedlings to organic farmers for Vanuatu

13

Organic Farming Association needs to be formed and strengthened to facilitate training, exchange of information and delivery of assistance for Vanuatu

14

For Organic Farming sector, disaster teams are to be set up to deliver assistance for Vanuatu

15

Building roads and water infrastructure for Vanuatu

16

Curriculum in Organic Farming needs to be developed

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