Performance and cost effectiveness of agricultural interventions in emergencies

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03 Sep 2020, 7:49 a.m.

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Dear Ola

FAO has a workstream that investigates the cost-effectiveness of agricultural investments at various stages prior to emergencies, e.g. under DRR
http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/1193788/
http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/1192636/

and this cross-country study quantifies DRR investments in good agricultural practices
http://www.fao.org/emergencies/resources/documents/resources-detail/en/c/1106753/

And Early Warning / Early Action
http://www.fao.org/emergencies/fao-in-action/stories/stories-detail/ar/c/1146784/
http://www.fao.org/emergencies/fao-in-action/ewea/en/
Behind the news stories, you should be able to find the links to available empirical reports.

Kind regards, and look forward to seeing the review

Shawn

Shawn McGuire
Agricultural Officer (Seed Security)
Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP) <http: www.fao.org="" agriculture="" plant-production-and-protection="" en="">
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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03 Sep 2020, 6:51 a.m.

Kristin Lambert

Dear Ola,

The following impact assessments of permagarden interventions
<https: www.fsnnetwork.org="" tops-permagarden-toolkit=""> might be of interest:

1) African Women Rising work in Palabek Refugee Settlement in Northern
Uganda
<https: www.fsnnetwork.org="" impact-assessment-permagardens-palabek-refugee-settlement-northern-uganda="">
2) Mercy Corps-led PAHAL program in Mid- and Far-Western Nepal
<https: www.fsnnetwork.org="" how-permagardens-and-kitchen-gardens-contribute-household-food-security-assessment-gardens-nepal="">
3) BRACED program in Karamoja, Uganda
<https: www.fsnnetwork.org="" constant-gardeners-impact-assessment-permagardens-karamoja-uganda-climate-smart-agriculture-approach="">

Are you aware of the SEADS <https: seads-standards.org=""/> Project? They
are currently gathering evidence (evaluations, impacts, assessments) that
show the impact of agriculture interventions in emergencies. I'm unsure if
they are considering cost-effectiveness as well, but it might be worthwhile
for you all to connect.

Sounds like a very interesting initiative. Please do share your findings!

Kristin

02 Sep 2020, 5:39 p.m.

Stefano Battain

Dear Ola,

I could share these 2 links:
https://publications.iadb.org/publications/english/document/Assessing-the-Effectiveness-of-Agricultural-Interventions.pdf
https://foodgrainsbank.ca/uploads/CARE-WWF-EcoAgriculture_Conservation_Agriculture_in_Sub-Saharan_Africa_FINAL_REPORT_2011-02-2811.pdf
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268524125_Performance_and_potential_of_conservation_agriculture_for_climate_change_adaptation_and_mitigation_in_Sub-Saharan_Africa

Good luck with the evidence review, please keep us updated as it seems extremely interesting!

Stefano

02 Sep 2020, 12:39 p.m.

Ola Ogunyinka

Hi all, I am working on a review of evidence of the performance of agricultural interventions and their cost effectiveness in emergencies. The emergencies could be drought, flood, earthquake, war, conflict cyclone etc. I am particularly interested in these interventions: conservation agriculture, climate smart agriculture, agroforestry, permaculture or urban/high population density food production.
I would appreciate if any one could share any reports, articles etc or links to these that might be of help.
Best regards,
Ola