End-term review of the Sustainable Agriculture Kigoma Regional Project (SAKIRP)
The end-term review of the "Sustainable Agriculture Kigoma Regional Project" (SAKIRP) was commissioned by Enabel.
SAKIRP was an agricultural value chain improvement project with the aim of developing smallholder agriculture into Farming as a Business through better value chain organisation, increased collective aggregation, and better access to markets and credits for smallholder farmers. It ran from June 2016 to May 2023 in all six rural districts of the Kigoma region of Tanzania with a total budget of 8.8 million EUR.
The end-term review served the purposes of accountability (through performance assessment), and learning and steering (by explaining what works and does not work, and why, as well as through evidence-based lessons for other interventions and recommendations for decision-making). It addressed the six evaluation criteria of relevance, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability, as well as the cross-cutting issues of gender and environment, among others.
Qualitative data were collected during a two-week field mission (including stakeholder interviews, focus group discussions with leadership and members of cooperatives, and direct observation) and in remote interviews. The review also drew on documents and existing quantitative M&E and survey data.