Sustainable Food Systems Programme baseline
Mokoro were contracted to carry out the long-term monitoring and evaluation of WFP Kenya’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme (2018-2023) which is being implemented in 14 arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya. In 2019, a Mokoro team led by Muriel Visser conducted the baseline for the programme to provide a detailed overview of the situation at the start of the programme. The core team consisted of experienced evaluators, thematic experts and survey assessment specialists. Mokoro partner, Valid International, provided expertise in survey and statistical methodology. Stephen Lister (Mokoro) and Stephen Anderson (FEG) provided Quality Support to the assignment.
WFP Kenya’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme is Outcome 2 of the Country Office’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The programme aims at ensuring that the ‘Targeted smallholder producers and food-insecure, vulnerable populations benefit from more sustainable, inclusive food systems and increased resilience to climate shocks enabling them to meet their food and nutrition needs by 2023’.
Baseline fieldwork, combining both quantitative survey and qualitative situation analysis elements, was conducted in July-August 2019. The approach produced information on the current situation across a range of indicators that were identified during an inception phase. The information was collected through document analysis, key informant interviews and focus group discussions, and the administration of a household and community survey.