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FANRPAN's Harmonized Seed Security (HaSSP) Conducts Monitoring & Evaluation Workshops
For Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
6 April 2011


Monitoring & Evaluation workshops were conducted in each of the pilot countries. The workshops operationalised the project's log frame strategy of intervention number 5.8 namely to "Develop project monitoring, evaluation, learning and communications framework". The objectives of the workshops were to:
  • Sensitise the workshop participants on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) concepts as relevant to HaSSP; and
  • Drafting of a simplified M&E framework for each of the countries.
In Swaziland the workshop was held at the Tums George Hotel, Manzini on the 1-2 December 2010. It was attended by 16 participants. The participants were representative of the stakeholders in the project namely farmers, seed certification, extension and NGOs. The output of the Swaziland workshop were: a) stakeholder analysis;b) formulation of HaSSP outcomes, indicators and means of verifications on (i)Variety release, seed certification and phytosanitary (ii) informal seed sector and (iii)capacity strengthening.

The workshop in Zambia was held at The Tusker's Hotel, Kabwe. This was from 13-14 December 2010.A total of seventeen (17) participants attended representing the following institutions; Kapiri Mposhi District Agricultural Coordinator's Office, the Seed Certification and Control Institute, Phytosanitary Department of the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI), the Farmers Organisations Support Programme (FOSUP) and the Agriculture Consultative Forum (ACF).The outputs of the Zambia workshop were:The formulation of the HaSSP M&E matrices for (i) phytosanitary, seed certification and variety release, (ii) capacity building and (iii) community seed project.

The Malawi workshop was conducted at Crossroads Hotel, Lilongwe from the 10-11 January 2011. There was a total of 13 participants representing Ministry of Agriculture, Agriculture CISANET, Agricultural Research, ASSMAG, STAM and DAHLO. The outputs were ; formulation of draft country work plans and budget for phytosanitary, capacity building and seed certification policies ; formulation of outcomes, outputs, indicators and means of verification for seed certification, capacity building and phytosanitary policies.

The Zimbabwe M&E workshop was conducted at the Flamboyant Hotel in Masvingo from 13-14 January 2011. It was attended by 13 participants. The participants were representatives of the stakeholders in the project namely GRM International, Seed Services, Plant Quarantine Service, CADS, ARC and Agritex. The outputs were; formulation draft country work plans for phytosanitary, variety release, seed certification policies and formulation of outcomes, outputs, indicators and means of verification for seed certification, variety release and phytosanitary policies.

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