Tanzania Agriculture Productivity Program TAPP

Mellon And Fintract Signs A Contract For TAPP End Line Survey

Mellon Consults and Fintrac have signed a contract to conduct an end line survey of Tanzania Agriculture Productivity Program (TAPP). The USAID-TAPP is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Feed the Future initiative. The program is working to increase smallholder incomes, improve nutrition, and expand markets. The program continues to make sizable progress towards overall program goals and not only is well positioned to achieve its targets by the end of its contract, but is already exceeding some of its project goals.

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USAID TAPP signed a partnership agreement with the organization to be evaluated in April 2013. As a partner, the organization was expected to contribute to TAPP’s objective of improving household nutrition of beneficiary farmers. More specifically, TAPP tasked the partner with providing nutritional training to 700 TAPP farmers, training 3,600 people in nutrition and HIV prevention, and establishing 2,250 home gardens. More than a year into the contract, TAPP and the partner want to better understand whether the partner’s approach to nutrition is effective.

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TAPP therefore proposed to do an evaluation of the partner’s work. Following the evaluation, TAPP will also develop basic tools that all NGO partners can use for nutritional needs assessment of the communities they work in and also ongoing monitoring of the impact of their nutrition work. The information obtained from these assessments can be used to help leverage support in the delivery of missing nutritional interventions. The data will give context to the results of any particular nutrition intervention delivered by one of TAPP’s NGO partners.

Objectives Of The Project

The objectives of this work are two-fold: first, to validate and assess the results that the partner has achieved and second, to develop tools that:

  1. Allow the partner and other NGOs doing nutrition work to be able to conduct their own impact study on nutrition activities, which can be used to assess effectiveness of implementation strategies. These results could also be used to provide quantitative data for the solicitation of additional funding.
  2. Allow the partner and other NGOs doing nutrition work to understand the larger nutritional environment of the families they work with.