Early 2016 FSAS conducted in collaboration with Nucleus Foundation, Sri Lanka, the External Evaluation of this programme, implemented by UTZ, Douwe Egberts Foundation and various Sri Lankan tea institutions. The purpose of this evaluation was to inform UTZ and stakeholders on the outcomes of the tea programme and draw lessons and recommendations. Outcomes were specified as the social, economic and environmental changes as seen and perceived by tea estate managers, estate workers and tea smallholders.
Learning Journey: Coaching on gender sensitive value chain development
In June 2016 ten AgriProFocus Gender in Value Chain (GVC) coaches from a variety of countries (ranging from Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambia to Benin and Indonesia) gathered in Kampala for a training. The objective of this training was twofold: it was held to further expand the expertise of national Gender coaches, while also creating a solid team, a community of coaches for co-creation and peer learning.
Guidelines for value chain selection: Integrating economic, environmental, social and institutional criteria.
In close collaboration with GIZ and ILO, Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services (FSAS) consultants Jochem Schneemann and Trude Vredeveld developed a publication named Guidelines for Value Chain Selection. The Guidelines provide development practitioners, such as development organizations, NGOs, donors and governments with an easy to use tool to identify those value chains with most potential to achieve their development objectives and targets within a reasonable time frame.