The AKLDP is a five-year project of USAID Ethiopia which provides collaborative learning and coordination support across the Feed the Future portfolio, leading to improved agriculture, livestock and pastoral policy and programming. The project covers Ethiopia’s three main agro-ecological zones – high and low rainfall highland mixed farming, and lowland pastoral. The project started in January 2014 and is implemented by the Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The AKLDP also provides collaborative learning support on climate change adaptation, nutrition and gender-equity.
The AKLDP Team is a mix of economists and specialists in agronomy, agriculture, livestock, food security, and crop and livestock marketing. We also have many years of experience of evaluating projects in Ethiopia, and measuring impacts and attribution.
- We conduct reviews, evaluations and impact assessments of projects and programs, such as the review of the New Alliance in Ethiopia, and the mid-term evaluation of the ENGINE nutrition project
- We conduct technical reviews and analyses, either as a lead actor or by supporting others – see our support to the assessment of public-private partnerships for livestock export facilities, led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Trade
- We provide technical support to government and donor coordination platforms in Ethiopia, focusing on the Rural Economic Development and Food Security coordination groups, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture Transformation Agency.