06/31 The National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Programme (NALEP) Phase I Impact Assessment

Melinda Cuella, Hans Hedlund, Jeremy Mbai, Jane Mwangi
Serier – Sida EvaluationDescription:
The Sida-supported National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Programme (NALEP) Phase ! started in July 2000 and is being implemented in 43 districts reaching 1000, 000 small holder farmers yearly. In comparison with other rural development approaches, it appears that NALEP is highly efficient, particularly in a long term perspective. The focus on poverty alleviation on a national scale and the ambition to link farming communities to other public and private rural service providers creates considerable organizational complexities. However, because of its long termapproach and its focus on agriculture expansion and integration in government structures, the NALEP programme provides an important contribution towards economic expansion and poverty alleviation.