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Round Three Submission Form


Best Practices & Innovations (BPI)
Initiative
Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods
I. Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods Topic Areas
Please check NO MORE THAN THREE main topic areas (non-italicized) best suited to
your best practice or innovation. You may select as many of the sub-topic areas
(italicized) as you feel are appropriate:
Access to financial services Natural resources management
Credit Biodiversity protection
Savings Land reclamation
Insurance Soil improvement/conservation
Access to markets Water management
Food quality and safety Watershed management
Access to market information Non-traditional forest products
Produce marketing/sales Partnership
Adaptation to climate change Pest and disease management
Agricultural policy/enabling Producer associations & cooperatives
environment
Agro-forestry Productivity
Extension services/farmer training Access to production inputs (seeds,
fertilizers, etc)
Fisheries and aquaculture Irrigation/access to water
Gender integration/women’s Agronomy
participation
Horticultural production Research
Staple crops Value chain development
Land tenure and titling Post-harvest storage
Livelihoods recovery (post- Post-harvest processing
conflict/disaster)
Livestock production Post-harvest transport
Nutrition Other:

II. Contact Information (who can be contacted for more information on this
practice or innovation?)
Name: Title:
Organization:
Address:
Tel: Email:
III. Basic Information on the Practice or Innovation
NOTE: Please omit reference to the name of the submitting organization for all
information provided in Sections III and IV. The Review Committee will assess all
submissions ‘blind’ – without organizational names – to enhance the objectivity of the
process.

Intervention submitted as a (choose one): Best Practice


Innovation

Title:

Location (please include all relevant information: regions, countries,


districts/provinces, cities, etc):

Start Date (mm/dd/yyyy): End Date (mm/dd/yyyy):

Scale (choose one):


Local/Community
Regional
State/Provincial/Sub-national
International
National

Target Population(s):

Number of Beneficiaries:

Partners:

Funders/Donors:

Total Funding:

Website:
IV. Questions
NOTE: Where possible, please support your answers to the following questions by
referencing the relevant supporting documents provided in Section V below.

1. Background/Context
Please describe the main development issues or problems the intervention was
designed to address.

2. Goals & Objectives


Please provide a concise statement of the intervention’s goals and objectives.
Please explain the theory of change, causal model or assumptions through which
the main activities would result in achievement of the objectives and goals. Make
sure to describe how the best practice or innovation area(s) you selected were
appropriate to achieving those results.

3. Key Activities
Please describe the intervention’s main activities and interventions. Be sure to
describe the specific technical approach for the topic areas you selected in Section
1; e.g. if you implemented a value chain intervention, describe the characteristics
of your approach that make it a potential best practice. If you identified an
intervention as an innovation, please describe how it differs from and improves on
established approaches to a specific challenge.

4. Effectiveness/Evidence of Success
Please provide specific evidence, including quantitative evidence if appropriate,
demonstrating the impact of the intervention in improving food security, reducing
poverty, increasing resilience, and/or improving productivity (e.g. increase in crop
yields, income gains levels of child malnutrition, benefits to women or other
vulnerable groups, etc.). Make sure to clearly describe the results of the
intervention and how they were measured; e.g. who and how many people
benefited from the intervention, and what the specific development gains were.
Please provide evidence to support these results (e.g. field visit reports, internal
tracking & monitoring, internal or external evaluations, etc.) either here or in
Section V, below.

5. Equitable Outcomes
Please describe how the intervention enabled the participation of women and the
specific benefits that resulted for them. Please provide data showing the
comparative benefits for men and women. If the intervention focused primarily or
exclusively on men, please explain the rationale for doing so.
6. Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness
Please compare the specific development gains identified above (e.g. increase in
income, decrease in post-harvest loss, etc.) with the costs of this intervention to
establish the scale of returns on program investments.

7. Sustainability
Please provide information describing the steps taken or mechanisms put in place
to promote the long-term social, financial and environmental sustainability of the
intervention. Please describe the steps taken to ensure services or impacts will be
sustained and the role of local partners or the beneficiary community in continuing
to provide the intervention.

8. Challenges & Lessons Learned


Please describe the main challenges or obstacles you faced in this activity and how
they were addressed. What are the most important lessons that a reader should
take from this experience?

9. Enabling Factors & Recommendations


Please describe the factors that were critical to the success of the intervention
(e.g. policy enabling environment, staff skills, community engagement, special
technical approach, long-term funding, etc.). What should others know about the
key enabling factors for this intervention before trying to replicate it elsewhere?
10. Replicability/Adaptability
Please identify the other settings in which this intervention been successfully
replicated or adapted. If it has been replicated, please identify where, when and
by whom.

V. Supporting Documents
Please attach or provide links to evaluation(s) and/or other relevant documents that
would provide supporting quantitative or descriptive information about the impact
of your intervention. Providing this information will greatly facilitate and support
the Selection Committee’s assessment of this intervention. If possible, please
remove organizational names or other distinguishing information that might identify
your organization from these materials before attaching them.

NOTE: The submission information from winning BPI submissions will be posted on
InterAction’s website to facilitate sharing of information about successful
approaches.

Please email completed submission forms and supporting documents to Danielle


Heiberg at dheiberg@interaction.org.

Thank you for your submission!