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Evaluation of the Farmer Field School Approach in the Agriculture Sector Programme Support Phase II, Bangladesh

Evaluation 2011.06

Denmark has supported the agricultural sector in Bangladesh for three decades. The support has included Farmer Field School (FFS) activities since the mid 90s, and in the ongoing Agriculture Sector Programme Support II (ASPS II), FFS activities are a substantial part of the implementation approach.

The main purpose of this Evaluation has been to analyse and to document in a gender perspective the results and the lessons learned from using the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach in the Agriculture Sector Programme Support Phase II (ASPS II) in Bangladesh.

The Evaluation has assessed FFS implementation within two ASPS II components: 1) The Agricultural Extension Component (AEC), implemented mainly through the Department of Agricultural Extension within the Ministry of Agriculture, and 2) The Regional Fisheries and Livestock Development Component (RFLDC), implemented mainly through the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock with the Department of Livestock and the Department of Fisheries being responsible for monitoring and managing of RFLDC activities.

The Evaluation has been carried out by an independent team of international and Bangladeshi experts organised by Orbicon A/S. A mixed method approach to data collection has been applied, combining rigorous analysis of existing quantitative data with qualitative information collected during a three-week fieldwork mission to North/North West Bangladesh, Barisal, Noakhali and Chittagong Foothills. The Evaluation also draws on a literature study covering experience with FFS in other regions and countries.



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Table of Contents:


Abbreviations
Glossary and Impact Assessment Terminology
Acknowledgement
Executive Summary
1 Introduction
2 Evaluation Methodology and Approach
3 Background and Context
4 Key Findings from Application of the FFS Approach within AEC
5 Key Findings from Application of the FFS Approach within RFLDC
6 Comparative Assessment of Institutional and Cost Arrangements for FFS
7 Conclusions
8 Lessons Learned and Recommendations
Appendix 1: Terms of Reference
Appendix 2: Key References


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