In 2016, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation established a strategy in the area of Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation (ALC). As the foundation’s ALC learning partner, Mathematica helped to develop and operationalize a monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan to shape the strategy.
Our work in this sector includes evaluations of a number of interventions related to agriculture, including farmer training, access to credit, irrigation, and support to regional associations.
International Conservation and Agriculture Strategy Evaluation Design and Learning
Morocco: Monitoring and Evaluation of Fruit Tree Productivity
Mathematica conducted an evaluation to provide a better understanding of the impact of agricultural investments in Morocco, as well as the sustainability of the fruit tree productivity project more specifically.
Senegal: Evaluation of the Irrigation and Water Resource Management Project
Mathematica is evaluating the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Irrigation and Water Resource Management Project, an infrastructure and land tenure intervention carried out in Senegal from 2011-2015 in the Senegal River Valley.
Cocoa Livelihoods Baseline Data Collection and Evaluation
This program provided a range of interventions to increase the incomes of households in the cocoa-producing areas of five West and Central African countries. Mathematica collected baseline data on four key outcomes: cocoa production and productivity, income, schooling, and nutrition.
Moldova Transition to High-Value Agriculture Project Evaluation
Mathematica is designing and conducting a performance evaluation of this project as well as an impact evaluation of several project components.
El Salvador: Impact Evaluation of Education, Training, and Productive Development
Mathematica evaluated the human development activities of an initiative that seeks to address poverty and economic development in the Northern Zone of El Salvador.
Armenia: Impact Evaluation of Irrigation Infrastructure, Roads, and Farmer Training
Mathematica designed and implemented an evaluation of initiatives on rehabilitating irrigation infrastructure, improving rural roads, and training farmers in Armenia.
Madagascar: Reducing Poverty and Increasing Investment
This study for the Millennium Challenge Account Madagascar Compact included a careful review of available documents and data to determine what was planned for each intervention, how much was implemented, what barriers existed to implementation, and what possible outcomes could be identified.