Resources

Resources

  • Publications related with RIPAT
  1. Farmers’ Choice: Evaluating an approach to agricultural technology adoption in Tanzania. Edited by Helene BieLilleor, and Ulrik Lund Sorensen. Rockwool Foundation Research Unit.
  2. The RIPAT Manual: Rural Initiatives for Participatory Agricultural Transformation by Vesterager, J.M., Ringo, D., Maguzu, C. W., Ng’ang’a, J.N. (2013) The RIPAT manual – Rural Initiatives for Participatory Agricultural Transformation, Copenhagen: The Rockwool Foundation, Denmark.
  3. Can Agricultural Interventions Improve Child Health? Evidence from Tanzania by Anna Folke Larsen &HellenBieLilleor
  4. Agricultural technology adoption, food security, poverty and child health; Assessments of an agricultural intervention in Tanzania by Anna Folke Larsen – PhD Series No. 174 – 2015
  5. Poster on Rural Agricultural Development Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security – Findings From a Study in Tanzaniaby Jens M. Vesterager, Helene B. Lilleør; The Rockwool Foundation, Denmark; Dominick Ringo;  RECODA, Tanzania
  6. How introduction of dairy goat production affects smallholder farmers – A case study Of an agricultural development project in Karatu district, Tanzania by MajbritTerkelsen Aarhus University Master’s Degree Programme: Agrobiology.

  • Other Publications

The organization was consulted by FAO in 2007 to undertake a case study on Conservation agriculture in Karatu and Arumeru district. The results were documented in a book called Conservation Agriculture as practised in Tanzania: three case studies – www.fao.org/ag/ca/doc/Tanzania_casestudy.pd

Through implementing her projects, RECODA participated in the documentation of the Conservation Agriculture manual for farmers and extension workers in Africa, published 2005 by the international Institute of Rural Reconstruction and the African Conservation Tillage Network

  • References

Banerjee, A. and Duflo, E. (2011) Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, Public Affairs, New York.

Lilleør, H.B. and Lund-Sørensen, U. (eds).Farmers’ Choice – Evaluating an approach to agricultural technology adoption in Tanzania Practical Action Publishing, 2013. 168p.

Vesterager, J.M., Ringo, D., Maguzu, C. W., Ng’ang’a, J.N. (2013) The RIPAT manual – Rural Initiatives for Participatory Agricultural Transformation, Copenhagen: The Rockwool Foundation, Denmark. 142p.

The RIPAT Manual: Rural Initiatives for Participatory Agricultural Transformation

By Jens M. Vesterager, D Ringo, C.W Maguzu and J.N Ng’ang’a

To Download click the link:  http://www.ripat.org/downloads/

  • Presentations


RECODA participates and presents papers in different workshops, symposium and seminars to educate and popularize results from the researches, implementation of CED projects and community development approaches.

CONSULTANCY

The consultancies are conducted in the areas of Organizational Development, Social economic research, project cycle management, capacity building to social issues.

  • Consultancy services in the following areas
    • Project Cycle Management services including:
      • Baseline surveys
      • Needs assessments and building its capacity accordingly
      • Project design and implementation
      • Midterm evaluations
      • End of project evaluations
      • Impact Assessment of projects
    • Organizational capacity building including
      • Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA),
      • Strategic planning (SP),
    • Fundraising and resource mobilization
    • Capacity development – Training on various related with agriculture and community development
    • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
    • Participatory methodologies and management
    • Grant and proposal writing

Consultancy Assignments Undertaken By RECODA

Baseline Studies

Year
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2014
  • 2008
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
Nature/Type Of Consultancy Or Activity
  • Babati corridor
    Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omnium constituam mel ea. An ius movet nobis suscipiar.
  • FRN
    An ius movet nobis suscipiar. Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omniu vet constitu mel ea.
  • Pamoja project
  • Baseline survey for projects under Rockwool Initiatives for Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania (RIPAT)
  • Baseline survey for projects under Rockwool Initiatives for Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania (RIPAT)
  • Participatory Preliminary Study (PPS) on improving quality of pre and primary education
  • Matomondo food security project baseline survey
  • Participatory Preliminary Study (PPS) on improving quality of pre and primary education
Client/Organization
  • Rockwool Foundation – Denmark
  • Rockwool Foundation – Denmark
  • Stromme Foundation – Sweden
  • World vision Tanzania and World vision Australia
  • Stromme Foundation
Place
  • Karatu
  • Arusha district
  • Morogoro Municipal and district
  • Mpwapwa, Dodoma
  • Arusha Region

Midterm Project Evaluation

Year
  • 2012
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2006
Nature/Type Of Consultancy Or Activity
  • Mid Term Evaluation Belgium Fund For Food Security (BFFS) Mufindi programme
    Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omnium constituam mel ea. An ius movet nobis suscipiar.
  • Midterm evaluation of Dar Urban (Bunju) Area Development Programme (ADP).
    An ius movet nobis suscipiar. Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omniu vet constitu mel ea.
  • Midterm evaluation of Bwembera Area Development Project (ADP).
  • Midterm evaluation of Magoma Area Development Project (ADP).
  • Midterm evaluation of Ruvu Remit Area Development Programme (ADP)
Client/Organization
  • TRIAS
  • World Vision Tanzania and Australia
  • World Vision Tanzania and German
  • World vision Tanzania
  • World Vision Tanzania – Northern zone
Place
  • Mufindi district, Iringa
  • Dar es salaam
  • Muheza – Tanga
  • Korogwe – Tanga
  • Simanjiro and Mwanga

End of Project evaluation

Year
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2009-2010
  • 2007
  • 2007
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2003
Nature/Type Of Consultancy Or Activity
  • Global service corps
    Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omnium constituam mel ea. An ius movet nobis suscipiar.
  • World Vision -
    An ius movet nobis suscipiar. Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omniu vet constitu mel ea.
  • End term evaluation for a three year project under Rockwool Initiatives for Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania (RIPAT)
  • End of project evaluation of Bungu and Mazingira ADP – Orphan and Vulnerable Children Project
  • Moipo Area Development end of program evaluation
  • End of project evaluation for Dodoma Integrated Water and Sanitation Project
  • Longido Area Development Project (ADP) end of project evaluation.
  • Programme evaluation for Kiteto Water and sanitation programme
Client/Organization
  • Rockwool Foundation - Denmark
  • World Vision Tanzania and China- Hong Kong
  • World Vision Tanzania
  • World Vision Tanzania and Australia
  • World vision Tanzania
  • WaterAid Tanzania
Place
  • Meru District
  • Tanga
  • Simanjiro
  • Dodoma
  • Longido – Monduli
  • Kiteto

Impact Evaluation

Year
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
Nature/Type Of Consultancy Or Activity
  • Impact Assessment of Norwegian Development Aid to the Rukwa Region; through RUDEP- Rukwa Development Programme and NORAD project
    Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omnium constituam mel ea. An ius movet nobis suscipiar.
  • Impact assessment of the Babati agricultural and environmental education project (BAEEP)
    An ius movet nobis suscipiar. Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omniu vet constitu mel ea.
  • MUWASA Environmental Impact Assessment for environmental Management plan
Client/Organization
  • Chr. Michelsen Institute – Norway
  • Farm Africa -
  • World vision Northern Zone Mukulat Water and Sanitation Project (MUWASA).
Place
  • Rukwa Region
  • Babati – Manyara
  • Arusha

Organizational Capacity Building Assignments

Year
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2007
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2003
  • 2003
  • 2003
  • 2003
Nature/Type Of Consultancy Or Activity
  • Sanjaranda Bible College
    Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omnium constituam mel ea. An ius movet nobis suscipiar.
  • Facilitation of the Strategic Plan for five years for INCOMET Ltd
    An ius movet nobis suscipiar. Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omniu vet constitu mel ea.
  • Training Field officers and Supervisors on Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA)
  • Facilitate Organizational Capacity building on leadership development, Fundraising and resource mobilization
  • Facilitate PRA training and implementation of work plan
  • Facilitate Training of Trainers (ToT) Course to Project Coordinators of Compassion International Tanzania
  • Capacity building/training needs assessment for Compassion plans to step out from provisions to sustainable self-support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
  • Strengthening Capacity of CSOs so that they can Effectively Engage in Development Planning as well as Monitoring Programmes of Project Both at District and National Level
  • Facilitate development of a three year strategic plans for AWF
  • Preparation of strategic corporate plan for proposed Bishop Kisanji University
  • Organization capacity Assessment, Strategic planning development and Fundraising strategies for MBK
  • Organization capacity Assessment, Strategic planning development and Human resource manual for FIDE
  • Preparation of a five-year strategic plan for COMECA.
  • Facilitating project design and implementation of farming activities and environmental improvement for Faraja Seminary.
Client/Organization
  • TRIAS Tanzania
  • World Vision Tanzania
  • Faraja Seminary
  • Compassion International Tanzania
  • Compassion International Tanzania (CIT)
  • Compassion International Tanzania (CIT)
  • Arusha NGO Network – ANGONET and Foundation for civil society organization
  • African Wildlife Foundation
  • MOTHECO
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Foundation for civil society organization
  • Help to Self help Project – Danish
Place
  • Mafinga
  • Arusha
  • Moshi
  • Arusha
  • Arusha
  • Arusha
  • Arusha/Manyara Regions
  • Arusha
  • Mbeya
  • Karatu
  • Babati
  • Arusha
  • Moshi

Other Assignments

Year
  • 2006
  • 2005 – 2009
  • 2005 – 2006
  • 2005
  • 2005
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2004- 2007
  • 2004
  • 2004 – 2007
  • 2003 – 2006
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1994 – 1997
  • 1995
Nature/Type Of Consultancy Or Activity
  • To facilitate formalization of property and business (MKURABITA) in the quest to eradicate poverty in the country
    Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omnium constituam mel ea. An ius movet nobis suscipiar.
  • Holistic approach to improvement of small scale farming systems for food security and poverty alleviation in Arumeru district – Tanzania
    An ius movet nobis suscipiar. Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omniu vet constitu mel ea.
  • Conservation Agriculture Case study in Karatu district
  • Review of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania - Birdlife Tanzania Capacity Building Project Phase II
  • Development of Conservation Agriculture Case study for Karatu and Arumeru districts
  • Study on governments budgeting processes and policies in agriculture sector.
  • Social-economic survey of communities living adjacent to the Mpanga/Kipengere game reserve
  • PADEP – Participatory Agricultural and Empowerment Project. To increase income and production in agricultural sector aiming at assurance of household food security, poverty reduction and environmental conservation.
  • CA- SARD – Conservation Agriculture (CA) for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD). To enhance the adoption of profitable conservation agriculture practices among smallholder farmers.
  • CA- CIMMYT Facilitating the widespread adoption of conservation agriculture in maize – based system in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Sustainable crop production and environmental conservation project aiming at mobilizing locally available resources and use of affordable technologies to improve environment and crop productions in ensuring poverty reduction and food security
  • Capacity building needs assessment for villages around Udzungwa Mountain National Park
  • Farming Systems and Agricultural Database for Babati District in Manyara Region
  • Integrated soil fertility management
  • Consultancy provision on soil and water conservation and agroforestry activities for HIMA (Hifadhi Mazingira)– Makete
  • Soil survey for Barley production in Rukwa region
Client/Organization
  • Norwegian People’s Aid
  • Rockwool – Denmark
  • Government of Tanzania, CIRAD – France, FAO – Rome,
  • DANIDA
  • FAO – Rome CIRAD - France
  • PELUM
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Ministry of Agriculture (TZ)
  • FAO – ROME
  • CIMMYT – MEXICO
  • Danish Help to Self Help Project
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Babati district council & LAMP
  • Dutch embassy, Client Oriented Research (COR), and Ministry of Agriculture and Food security
  • DANIDA and Government of Tanzania
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food security
Place
  • Manyara
  • Arumeru district
  • Karatu – Arusha
  • Arusha, Morogoro and Dar es Salaam
  • Karatu and Arumeru
  • Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Arusha
  • Njombe and Makete districts
  • Arumeru District
  • Arumeru District
  • Arumeru District
  • Arumeru (Arusha) and Moshi
  • Morogoro and Iringa
  • Babati
  • Arumeru and Hai districts
  • Makete – Iringa
  • Uyole – Mbeya

Year
  • 2008
  • 2008
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2002
  • 2002
  • 2000
Type Of Consultancy/Work
  • Training of trainers (ToT) to best proven farmers under HSH/RIPAT projects; i.e. prepare field auxiliaries
    Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omnium constituam mel ea. An ius movet nobis suscipiar.
  • Training and actual practices to group formation and development under Farmers Field Schools.
    An ius movet nobis suscipiar. Ex his elit saperet. Eos id affert alterum fit oportere, quot etr omniu vet constitu mel ea.
  • Training of WDC members on how to coordinate project activities and involve grassroots communities.
  • Strengthening Capacity of CSOs so that they can Effectively Engage in Development Planning as well as Monitoring Programmes of Project Both at District and National Level
  • Training of Inyuat E Moipo on their organization roles
  • Training of development workers on project cycle management.
  • Training on Lobbying and Advocacy.
  • Training on Advocacy for 21 member NGOs.
  • Training on project planning, management and fundraising
Client/Organization
  • HSH/PULS - Denmark
  • RIPAT Project – Rockowool Foundation Denmark
  • Meru district council and RIAPAT project
  • Arusha NGO Network - ANGONET
  • TAPHGO – Tanzania Pastoralist Hunter and Gatherers Organization.
  • AAIDRO
  • Tanzania Health Consumers Association.
  • TANGO
  • Catholic Diocese of Tanga, Arusha, Same, Moshi and Mbulu
Place
  • Arusha
  • Arusha
  • Arusha/Manyara Regions
  • Simanjiro
  • Arusha
  • Arusha
  • Dodoma
  • Hai District