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Final Evaluation of the Adaptation the the effects of climate variability and change in agro-ecological regions I and II in Zambia (CCAP)
Commissioning Unit: Zambia
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2015
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Zambia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: 1: Carry out outstanding actions so that the Project exits implementation mode and enters into a scale up mode. To this end, within the legal and administrative procedures of the relevant GRZ ministries, three prerequisites are essential Cf. Exit/Sustainability Strategy. Critical technical and legal actions include:  developing technical manuals for district staff related to the technology transfer process;  guidelines for inputting revolving funds;  registration of cooperatives, associations and business enterprises in the current operation;  developing business plans, and financial and business systems for the cooperatives, associations and business enterprises;  establishing business plans, and financial and business systems for the cooperatives, associations and communities by project staff; and  wider use of ICT applied to the pilot sites, i.e. utilization of iPads, smart phones, etc.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/10]

By the end of the project, sustainability and exit plans had already been drawn and shared with the districts. Cooperatives and associations had been registered and are legal entities; IPads were being used by farmers on learning climate change adaptation issues; The guidelines for pass on mechanism had also been developed based on the experiences of the pass on mechanism implementation in the pilot sites. Manuals had been developed. These include Entrepreneurship Manual, Bee keeping Manual. Business plans have been developed for the Associations and Cooperatives for the Seed growers Association, Bee keeping Association, Rice Growers.

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2. Recommendation: 2: Consolidating the Agronomic and Livelihood Operations, which aims to lay the foundations to attain the outcomes throughout the process and end-results of the Project Conduct a stocktaking of what has been achieved in terms of:  the amount of ha incorporated by the Project in each pilot site, separated by gender;  the composition of cropping patterns with special reference to yields achieved with the Project;  the number of participants in livelihood operations proposed by the Project, including performance rates of number of animals received, sales, home consumption, etc.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/10]

We agree with the first issue of taking stock of the hectarage incorporated by the project. On the composition of cropping patterns and number of participants in livelihood operations, the information was available and was recorded in the reports

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 collection of information on the total hectare that was under cultivation as a result of the project
[Added: 2015/12/10] [Last Updated: 2017/11/01]
Ministry of Agriculture 2016/03 Completed The information was collected during the preparation of the GCF proposal and also informed the development of the PIF for an Adaptation Project under GEF 6, History
3. Recommendation: 3: Nutrition Planning as an Intermediate Strategy. As time consuming commercialization arrangements need to be sorted out so that small-holding farmers can benefit from market opportunities, growing nutritious crops can provide additional business opportunities in addition to improving the nutrition levels of family units. Under the conditions pervasive in the pilot sites selected, - Identify the set of crops for value-chain analysis; - set up an integrated bundle of interventions targeting the whole value chain from final consumer to producer and all the required supporting services. - Identify the farm family unit?s consumption preference as a starting point for enhancing nutrition. To this end, as the strategic entry point is to incorporate nutritious crops into current cropping patterns, review cropping patterns in each pilot site.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/10]

Nutritious crops were successfully promoted by the project are now part of the farming system. The crops include ground nuts, cow peas, sunflower and high protein Obatampa maize. The selection of crops was done by the farmers and was consulted through the procurement process. We agree with the recommendation that there is need for a comprehensive value chain analysis for selected number of priority crops

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 conduct value chain study for selected priority crops
[Added: 2015/12/10] [Last Updated: 2017/11/01]
Ministry of Agriculture- Department of Agriculture 2016/06 Completed The value chain analyses were done as part of the consolidated project lessons report which I identified key interventions for scale up which were taken up by the GCF and GEF 6 LCDF proposal History
4. Recommendation: 4: Water Resources Development and Management. The goal is to address water scarcity in a least-cost approach supported by sustainable environmental management and acceptable socio-economic modality. To this end, the overarching goals are to organize: [1] the dataset needs identification with respect to the irrigation potential in the sites under consideration, and [2] the administrative requirements for implementing irrigation projects among subsistence farmers should be determined. Within the watershed[s] where the sites are situated,  Conduct the collection of the dataset needed for the design of an irrigation system including climate data, water resources, water drainage, soil conditions and topography, as well as adaptation methods and crops to deal with climate change.  Subsequently, assess the technical/socio-economic/environmental feasibility of a potential project [s] within the context of the small-holders? management level currently operating in a given site. This process should be focused on solving water scarcity in a way that is socio-economically acceptable and environmentally sustainable. To this end, and from the standpoint of the sustainable management of natural resources, the use of geological structures for water bodies such as the regeneration of dambos must be emphasized throughout this process.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/10]

In the designs of the water harvesting structures, the data on climate, water resources, water drainage, soil conditions and topography was collected. Furthermore, technical and environmental feasibility was also undertaken. We however agree with the consultant that the economic assessment could have been more detailed. The dambos are currently being used where they exist in 3 project sites namely Senanga, Kazungula and Chama where rice is now being grown in the dambos.

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