Agro-BIG News

Agro-BIG Mid-Term Evaluation Conducted

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland commissioned FCG (Finnish Consulting Group) to conduct the mid-term evaluation of Agro-BIG programme. The objective of the evaluation was to assess the programme progress, its potential to achieve its targets, and to make recommendations on the corrective measures to improve programme implementation.

The mid-term evaluation report was submitted in May 2015 and discussed at the Supervisory Board Meeting in June 2015. The report recommends the need for the programme to provide more emphasis to the private sector. Also, issues of gender and addressing women in the value chains more efficiently was brought up by the report. As a continuation of the mid-term report discussion, the Supervisory Board has approved the decision to continue Agro-BIG with one more year, extending the programme until December 2016.