Laterite’s contribution to the IGNITE program.
IGNITE was a 5-year program implemented by Tanager set up to strengthen the capacity of African institutions to integrate nutrition-sensitive and gender-integrated approaches into their agriculture interventions and their way of doing business. Laterite was a learning partner on IGNITE, together with 60 Decibels. Laterite led the process to develop the program’s theory of change and learning agenda and provided M&E and research support to IGNITE’s stakeholders – African institutions focused on the agricultural sector.
Our contributions to the program included:
Gender-specific drivers of best practice adoption for teff farmers in Ethiopia
A mixed-methods research project designed with Sasakawa Africa Association to understand the drivers of decision-making among teff farmers, with a focus on gender factors influencing the adoption of agricultural best practices.
As part of this study, Laterite interviewed one man and woman in 555 households in the West Gojjam region of Amhara. The surveys were complemented by 9 focus group discussions and 12 in-depth interviews with farmers, and 4 key informant interviews with development agents and teff crop experts. Laterite led all aspects of the research project, including research instrument and methodology design, listing, recruiting and training moderators and interviewers, implementing the data collection plan, data cleaning, quality assurance, analysis and reporting.