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AR Technologies and indicators for monitoring and reporting by Island of Peace-IoP
15 April 2019
Virtual (Skype)
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  1. Chritopher Mutungi
  2. Justus Ochieng
  3. Mateete Bekunda
  4. Anicet Sambala


  1. Discuss the technologies (WordVeg & Post-harvest) for scaling up by the partner & backstopping plan
  2. Discuss Scaling up process and Define Spill over including the monitoring indicators

AR Technologies and indicators for monitoring and reporting by Island of Peace-IoP

  • Five technologies delivered to IoP for scaling are:
  • Storage in PICs bags
  • Storage in Metal Silos
  • Improved tomato varieties + associated good agricultural practices (GAPs)
  • Improved African Nightshade varieties + associated GAPs)
  • Improved Ethiopian mustard varieties + associated GAPs

Clarification: Use of organic inputs in any form is a component of GAPs. So, demonstration on how to produce the organic inputs in desirable forms (e.g. composting) is just a complimentary activity. Scientists will produce and share with you shorter technology briefs on each of the five technologies for more clarity.

  • Technologies under research:
  • Nutrition messaging
  • Shelling and forage chopping

Scientists are still validating these technologies but within IoP action areas. IoP showing interest in this research, as well as its contribution are welcome gestures. But, implementation of these activities are responsibilities of the researchers.

  • Taking technologies to scale
  • Role of Africa RISING. Develop capacity of the relevant IoP consortium partners, both in “classroom” and through practice at selected demonstration sites (learning centres).
  • Role of IoP consortium partners. Lead in taking these technologies to scale using IoP scaling approaches. Africa RISING researchers will give support as requested/needed
  • Adoption and spillovers
  • The methodology used by IoP is considered appropriate, and it should be applied to the 5 technologies. Any additional specific information required by the researchers could be included in the IoP data collection tool.
  • The IoP pre-planned spillover approach is appreciated (each beneficiary linked to at least 2 non – beneficiaries). However, the non-planned beneficiaries should also be captured. A question to generate this can be included in the IoP tool; and for marketed items like PICs, the supplier shops might be an alternate/complimentary source of information.

Clarification: Adoption does not mean application of the “full” technology package. For example, a farmer who takes up the improved tomato variety but does not apply organic inputs, or any other components of GAPs, is also considered an adopter. Farmers have the freedom to adapt technologies during the adoption process, as their circumstances allow them to.

  • Monitoring indicators, data collection and reporting:
  • Scaling up indicator:
  • Number of beneficiary households (by household headship) disaggregated by sex for each technology in each village and sub-village
  • Frequency of data collection: Bi-annual
  • Frequent of reporting: Bi-annual
  • Exposure indicator:
  • Number of attendees disaggregated by sex and age (youth<25 and 25+) by type of event or treatment, who organized it and the date of the event for each village and sub-village
  • Frequency of data collection: After every incident of exposure
  • Frequent of reporting: Bi-annual

The Africa RISING M&E Officer & Data Manager will give support as requested/needed.