The Vuna Programme (previously the Climate-Smart Agriculture Programme - CSAP) is DFID-funded and aimed at catalysing resilience building for smallholder farmers through sustainable, large-scale adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The programme seeks to identify, test and promote impactful delivery models for solutions that tackle the most pressing climate risks.
Genesis, in partnership with The Springfield Centre, has been appointed by Vuna to conduct an impact analysis of the CSA innovation models that have been rolled out across five countries covered by the Vuna project. The purpose of this research is to establish the extent to which these models are catalysing systemic change and to assess whether the models build resilience of farmers.
Five papers will be produced from in-depth analysis of selected innovation models. Another five will be based on Vuna's thematic areas: (i) extension; (ii) finance; (iii) livestock; (iv) out-grower models; and (v) seed systems.
A synthesis paper, drawing key lessons and insights across the five thematic areas, will also be produced. The papers, in the form of reports, will be circulated to governments, donors, NGOs, the private sector and other stakeholders as our contribution to knowledge on CSA and resilience-building. This will hopefully improve the design and implementation of future interventions.