September 1st, 2013 – April 30th, 2015
Output 1: Value chains of targeted food legumes studied and analyzed
Activity 1 : Policy components
Analysis of correlations between food policy changes and their impacts on trends of food legumes production;
Identification of the mains policy determinants of food legumes production.
Characterization of demand, consumption and trade of food legume.
Identification of efficient policy and institutional actions that will help actors to rehabilitate food legumes sector.
Collect literature review on food policies with focus on food legumes and cereal sectors;
Collect time series data on selected agricultural.
Develop and test econometric models that link policy changes and their impacts on food legumes sector
Conduct interviews of key informants on food policies and food legumes sector;
Organize a national workshop with stakeholders involved in the food legumes sector.
Activity 2 : Farming system description and characterization: Cropping system analysis and production cost establishment
Identify the main components of the farming system
Study the socioeconomic and technical status of the selected food legumes
Identify the main socioeconomic, technical and financial determinants of production and consumption
Establish enterprise budgets of the selected food legumes
Review and utilize all valuable previous studies that were conducted on the project issues
Establish a sample of 100 farms by site
Questionnaire development and field test
Data processing and treatment
Enterprise budget for the tree food legume establishment
Data analysis and reporting
Activity 3 : Downstream value chain analysis:
Identify strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and devise mitigation strategies;
Identify value chain investment opportunities that maximize benefits for the small holder farmers;
Identify the current and potential food legume processed products and develop business plans around selected products.
Analysis of the retailer’s stage and processor’s stage.
Activity 4 : Sociological issues and Institutional aspects
Identifying forms of individual and collective arrangements for management of production systems.
Analysis of roles and tasks by gender in the production system
Identification of stakeholder involved in the production and commercialization of food legumes and relationships they develop
Bibliographic analysis and secondary data
Participatory diagnosis with farming communities on the developments of the culture of food legumes in the farming system and future prospects (SWOT analysis)
Interviews with stakeholders (farmers, development officer)