Sri Lanka: Support to the modernisation of the agricultural sector
|The programme’s overall objective was to contribute to a more productive, diversified, climate resilient, market-oriented and equitable agriculture in Sri Lanka. The specific objective was to contribute to the creation of the enabling conditions for small holder farmers in poverty-stricken districts to move towards a more sustainable, resilient and productive agriculture. The first component of the programme, ASMP, was implemented through the World Bank and operated at provincial and district level with the final beneficiaries. It assessed constraints and needs of small holder farmers and designed, together with competent provincial institutions and private sector, measures to enable small holder farmers, their families and communities to benefit from a more sustainable, productive and competitive agriculture. The second component, TAMAP, operated mainly at the national level and provided support to the main stakeholder in identifying and addressing the needs/gaps in capacities, policy, fiscal, legislative or regulatory frameworks needed to enable small holder farmers to move towards a more sustainable, resilient and productive agriculture.
Luvent provided an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the two components. In particular, the evaluation was looking at the contribution of the projects to the achievement of objectives and results, linkages between this programme and the overall agricultural sector policy and contributions of other development partners.
- Assessed the past performance of the contracts, paying particular attention to their results measured against their expected objectives, and the reasons underpinning such results
- Compiled lessons learned, and elaborated conclusions and recommendations in order to improve Actions
- Analysed the linkages between the programme and the overall agricultural sector policy, as well as the contribution of other development partners assessing possible discrepancies/lack of synergies
- Analysed the features of the programme that could be replicated and scaled-up.