This performance evaluation of the USAID/Sweden Fostering Agricultural Markets Activity II (FARMA II) assessed progress on the activity’s contractual obligations until January 2018. FARMA II is a $16.28 million activity being implemented between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2020, by Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. FARMA II is intended to build on the achievements of two predecessor interventions in the agricultural sector in BiH: USAID’s Linking Agricultural Markets to Producers (LAMP), implemented between 2003 and 2008, and USAID/Sweden’s FARMA I, implemented between 2009 and 2015.
As specified in the award, the purpose of the activity is:
To assess progress accomplished until January 2018 and identify any areas for needed adjustments, the evaluation answered the following research questions:
The evaluation team employed a mixed methods approach to answer each of the evaluation questions through triangulation. In addition to reviewing FARMA II documentation, the team conducted 74 semi-structured interviews and conducted an online survey of FARMA II producer organization (PO) beneficiaries.
Final evaluation report is available below:
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