Monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact assessment (MELIA)

A project led by the World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF – the trees for food security (T4FS) project – was able to show how over 30,000 farmers had been reached with new tree options in three years, through a combination of widespread participatory trials with national partners and the development of community-based rural resource centers (RRC) to multiply and disseminate quality tree germplasm and knowledge about how to incorporate it on farms.

This is now leading to national co-investment in larger networks of RRCs, the use of social network analysis to accelerate the spread of successful options amongst farmers and more diversity in the options promoted through government extension systems.

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