The AKLDP was a five-year project of USAID Ethiopia which provided collaborative learning and coordination support across the US Government’s Feed the Future portfolio, leading to improved agriculture, livestock and pastoral policy and programming. The project covered Ethiopia’s three main agro-ecological zones – high and low rainfall highland mixed farming, and lowland pastoral. The project ran for five years from January 2014 to December 2018, and was implemented by the Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The AKLDP also provided collaborative learning support on climate change adaptation, nutrition and gender-equity.
The AKLDP Team was a mix of economists and specialists in agronomy, agriculture, livestock, food security, and crop and livestock marketing. The team also had many years of experience of evaluating projects in Ethiopia, and measuring impacts and attribution.
- We conducted 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 conducted 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 provided 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.
The final five-year report from the AKLDP is available here: AKLDP 2018 Annual Report (WEB)