This report presents Abt’s evaluation design for the Kenya pilot, which will use a mixed methods approach including an interrupted time series, to assess the impact of the pilot. The pilot aims to stimulate food security through the widespread adoption of enhanced on-farm grain storage solutions for smallholder farmers in the Rift Valley and Eastern Province of Kenya. The pilot is designed to demonstrate a successful model for developing low-cost storage solutions for smallholder farmers by offering cash prize payments to private sector companies based on the volume of low-cost storage capacity sold within a given timeframe. The evaluation will measure whether the pilot produces private sector behaviours and social outcomes different from, and better than, what would have happened in the absence of the mechanism introduced by the pilot initiatives.
Abt Associates, “AgResults Evaluation Design: Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot,” Prepared by Abt Associates and Denise Mainville Consulting, Bethesda, Maryland, June 2014.