I4DI is engaging with L3F to implement and test the effectiveness of bundles of interventions designed to support cocoa smallholders in Ghana. The objective is to build productive and profitable family farming enterprises that secure a decent standard of living and make cocoa farming attractive to the next generation of farmers through the testing of different development models and approaches.
To understand what works in determining these financially viable and sustainable models for cocoa smallholder farmers in Ghana, I4DI is developing a sound Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) system that will ensure implementation fidelity and an ongoing rapid learning and adaptive management approach. The project lifecycle includes (1) Designing a right-sized and optimized MEL system. (2) Supporting ongoing monitoring and evaluation. (3) Aligning L3F’s work with Mars’ NextGen sourcing strategy. (4) Supporting ongoing learning and adaptive management.