This external evaluation of the IFAD-Oxfam Novib program “Putting Lessons into Practice: Scaling up Peoples’ Biodiversity Management for Food Security” was agreed upon by IFAD and Oxfam Novib in order to “take stock of lessons learnt and transferability criteria and provide further guidance for an envisaged follow up phase”. This program was the predecessor of Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security.

Means of evaluation included (1) review of program documents, reports, and miscellaneous papers provided by the implementing organizations, (2) field observations, and (3) interviews with local communities and organizations.
This report focuses on the analytical assessment of the program achievements.

Supporting data are provided in the annexed Internal Evaluation Report.