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Household Economic Security for Poor Women (HESP) Project Baseline

The Household Economic Security for Poor Women (HESP) project is an initiative of CARE InternationalinGhanawithfundingfromtheBigLotteryFund(BLF). Thethreeyearprojectseeksto improve the economic security of women smallholder farmers and their households in the Upper East and West regions of Ghana.The project intervenes in the soy and groundnut value chain by improving sustainable and climate smart farming practices, improving extension services accessible by women, improving access to agriculture inputs and financial services. The project also seeks to identify and engage with appropriate private sector players to improve market access by smallholder women farmers, engage with men and boys as change agents to challenge gender inequities dictated by traditional norm and customs and also; engage the support of traditional authorities to improve access and ownership of land and productive resources by women. HESPdirectly targets 3,000 women smallholder farmers and indirectly benefit a total of 18,000 household membersin the Garu-Tempane and Lambussie-Karni districts of the Upper East and Upper West regions of Ghana [43 pages] Read More...

Participatory Rural Development Baseline Study

Research method and tools
We chose a focusgroup and in-depth interview as qualitative research methods which enabled us to check the results of the quantitative research. As research tools we used a preliminary developed guideline for focus groups and an unstructured questionnaire for in-depth interviews. About 4 focus groups and 7 face-to-face interviews were conducted within the qualitative research. 41 individuals participated in the qualitative research.

Target Group
Local Action Group (LAG) members were identified as a target group of the qualitative research. In particular, participants of the research were representatives from the general assembly and the board of LAG. It is necessary to mention that Local Action Group is composed of the representatives of CSOs, private sector and local government.

AWASAR Project Baseline Report

CARE Nepal has entrusted RECID Nepal to carry out a baseline survey of AWASAR project. The main objective of the baseline survey was to establish baseline benchmark by collecting quantitative and qualitative information. The baseline survey has yielded the parameters which can be used during the midline and end line evaluation. The baseline survey assessed the existing situation of agriculture/livelihoods, education, nutrition and food sufficiency status of migrating families of the project VDCs. [69 pages] Read More...

Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health and Nutrition Through Structural Solutions (Abdiboru Project) Baseline Quantitative Survey Report

Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health and Nutrition through Structural Solutions project (Abdiboru Project) is implemented in West Hararghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project interventions are developed and implemented by CARE Ethiopia. Addis Continental Institute of Public Health is the research partner responsible for the research and evaluation components of the project. [115 pages]

Bougainvillae Cocoa Families Support Project (BECOMES) Baseline

CARE PNG launched BECOMES project funded by the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand under the Commodity Support Facility (CSF). The project is for four years starting from July 2016 to June 2020, which aims to “improve the economic and social wellbeing of younger and older women and men in cocoa farming families in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB)”. In order to achieve its goal, the project will implement the following three objectives: 1. Smallholder families have improved social and technical capacities to manage their cocoa farming 2. Targeted smallholder families are demonstrating increased cooperation and collective action to increase production efficiency as well as enable market opportunities 3. Cocoa industry stakeholders have increased capacity to address the specific needs of smallholder cocoa farming families. [81 pages] Read More...

Ethiopia Baseline Summary Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW)

Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) is a 21.4 million CAD project to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age (15‐49) and children Communities: under 5 in Ethiopia. GROW is a partnership between CARE, Cuso International, McGill University, and the Government of Ethiopia (Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Women’s Affairs, and Mines, Water and Irrigation). The project is funded by the Government of Canada, CARE, and the Canadian public. GROW is a four‐year and three‐month project, from January 2016 to March 2020. Read More...

TARINA Baseline Study for Interventions (TBSI)

After the Green Revolution in India the country could make available food sufficiency and the agricultural lands are dedicated to the staple grains wheat, rice and maize. But the conversion of diverse farmland into monoculture fields has come at the expense of micronutrient-rich crops, leaving much of the rural population chronically malnourished despite growing abundance in their midst . With an objective to boost the nutrition outcome at individual and women small holder household level in India, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) awarded grant to the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). TCI launched Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) in 2013 as a research initiative to develop solutions in a country where childhood stunting and anemia in women threaten long-term health and .
1. Provide technical assistance to make agricultural projects nutrition sensitive
2. Provide an evidence-driven pathway to policy reforms that promote availability and affordability of a more nutritious food system
3. Leadership and capacity increased to institutionalize nutrition sensitive agriculture in India

In Odisha, CARE India, a national level development organization, has been entrusted as an implementation partner for the TARINA project activities across 72 villages of the two districts of Kandhamal and Kalahandi.
As part of the project design, it has been planned to undertake a comprehensive intervention specific baseline study for establishing benchmarks, where concerned key components of the project could be measured to comprehend the outcomes and impacts that is committed in the project’s result framework. The design of the baseline study has been planned in two parts viz. TARINA Baseline Study (TBS) and TARINA Baseline Study for Interventions (TBSI). The TBS was undertaken by TCI while CARE India as an implementation partner was entrusted to implement TBSI to observe the changes among impact population due to each intervention Read More...

Baseline Report Promotion of the Rural Economic Development of Women and Youth of the Lempa Region of Honduras

Baseline Report for the PROLEMPA project (Promotion of the Rural Economic Development of Women and Youth of the Lempa Region of Honduras implemented in Consortium with TechnoServe, CESOSACO, SAJE and Socodevi and funded by Global Affairs Canada. Read More...

Acelerar la produccion sostenible de alimentos en municipios Cubanos, studio de la linea de base

Baseline study for the PROSAM project (acelerar la produccion sostenible de alimentos en municipios Cubanos implemented in consortium with OXFAM Canada and funded by Global Affairs Canada. Read More...

PROJEUNES—Prévenir les mariages précoces et forcés au Bénin

This report presents key findings of the baseline data collection conducted in Benin, for the PROJEUNES project, between July and August 2018. PROJEUNES is a 3 year project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, to promote sexual reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and boys and young women and men in Benin. (86 pages) Read More...

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