Non-AFRE Co-Principle Investigators: Kimberly Chung, Department of Community Sustainability
This project is funded by International Potato Center (CIP), who has contracted researchers in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University (AFRE/MSU) to provide External Impact Evaluation services for CIP’s Project SUSTAIN. The purpose of the External Impact Evaluation is to provide a high-quality independent assessment of the drivers and sustainability of OFSP adoption and of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the SUSTAIN Project’s delivery mechanisms.
SUSTAIN (Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition) is a 5-year regional project led by the International Potato Center (CIP) with support by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), to enhance nutritional security of women and young children in East and Southern Africa through integrated agriculture-nutrition-market interventions utilizing orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The project will scale up successful OFSP technologies and delivery mechanisms developed by CIP and its partners to reach 1.2 million farming households, as well as 400,000 urban and rural consumers, in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Rwanda. The project duration is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.
The scope of work of the External Impact Evaluation services is to:
Implementation Jul 1, 2014 – Jun 30, 2018