Programme and Project Support

AA International Ltd
can provide support to food security, natural resource anagement and rural development projects and programmes.

We can provide technical assistance and agricultural advice to on-going projects and programmes, either by answering specific questions sent to us online, or by providing a package of face-to-face technical support.

We can also provide support to projects and programmes in the form of monitoring, reviewing and evaluation:



Technical Assistance

The academic training and extensive field experience of our staff and associates mean that we are excellently qualified to offer technical assistance to a broad range of international agricultural and rural based projects, either on a short-term or long-term basis, online or face-to-face.

Our web based advisory service,
TechTalk, provides online technical assistance and agricultural advice in all aspects of farming, forestry, horticulture, marketing, management and processing, providing rapid answers to specific technical problems being faced on the ground.

Where a programme of more extensive support is required, we can also provide technical assistance through face-to-face consultancies, and will ensure delivery of a cost-effective programme of support and mentoring, specifically designed to fit the needs and circumstances of all stakeholders.

 
Monitoring, Reviewing and Evaluation

Monitoring, reviewing and evaluation are integral parts of good programme management and there are often occasions when independent observers are required to offer impartial opinions on events, activities, strategies and policies. AA International Ltd can conduct assessments to monitor and evaluate the effect of change on rural populations and their surroundings, whether this change is financial, technical, social or environmental, We understand that interactions between the farmer, his/her land and resources are often affected by a perception of risk, affecting the uptake of new technologies which, in turn, affects the outcome and impact of change.

We have particularly strong experience in international project evaluations. For example, via a framework contract, AA International Ltd has conducted mid-term and post-project evaluations of EC funded food security projects run by international NGOs (including Mercy Corps, CARE, GTZ, Action contract, Christian Aid and People in Need), FAO and WFP.  We have also conducted evaluations directly for Concern Worldwide and Oxfam GB. 

We can offer Monitoring, Reviewing and Evaluation Services for a broad range of projects and programmes, based on relevance; objectivity; continuity; simplicity; and responsiveness. These include:-

  • Designing and installation of monitoring systems and training of operatives;
  • Conducting programme and project reviews, evaluations and impact assessments; 
  • Organising and conduct of mid- and post-review workshops.

 

 

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PET Crops TM and PET Livestock TM   are being modernized into a digital format to be used on android smart-phones and tablets.  The apps incorporate crop yield and livestock body condition data collection using the tried and tested PET photo- indicators; data compilation and analysis leading to real-time reporting by field officers.  


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Climate Change Busting:Transplanting
CLIMATE-CHANGE DESERVES NEW IDEAS........... Transplanting sorghum and millet seedlings  is an old idea with a new and relevant application if you do it from pre-rains nurseries.
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Environmental Management
AA International is accredited to Environmental Management Standard BS8555: Phase 2. The Standard enables us to monitor our environmental impact and identify ways to control and improve our environmental performance.

 
CFSAM South Sudan 2016
FAO/WFP have released the Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission for South Sudan, Special Report, April 2016AA International Ltd provided the consultant agronomist to this mission, which was conducted during November and December 2015.
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